Projects Studio 1: Transdisciplinary Design Practice (Intro)

Parsons School of Design: Transdisciplinary Design

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Projects Studio 1

Fall 2021

Taught By: Hala Abdel Malak, Barbara Adams, Patricia Beirne, Ever Bussey, Samuel Haddix, Killeen Hanson, Eduardo Staszowski, and Jen van der Meer

Section: Z

CRN: 9291

Credits: 6

The Fall 2021 Superstudio is organized as a working collective of students, faculty, and collaborators engaged in thought and action to address the complexity and interdependence of systems related to those forces revealed as most critical in our current moment. Organized as five thematic areas of inquiry—expanded notions of health and care, labor and local economies, parallel education and organizing for action, ecological and non-human systems, and the carceral—these will be approached not as discrete concerns, but as basecamps from which to build relationships and develop design-based responses. Students will have access to and can engage with lines of inquiry and exploration via design within any of these thematic areas, in collaboration with fellow students, studio faculty, and an array of collaborators.

These thematic areas are not discrete class sections. Rather, these are overlapping and intersecting areas of inquiry. Studio work will coalesce as activities (workshops, dialogues, screenings, experiments, reading and working groups, research, teach-ins, talks, and so on) that constellate around salient concerns. A particular activity might be closely aligned with one area, or (more likely) it will span or speak to aspects from multiple areas. Taking a systems view, we will collectively seek the complex ways in which these focus areas are entwined. Students will work in affinity groups and will develop their own unique research agendas and design principles with guidance and support from the studio faculty team.
Open to: MFA in Transdisciplinary Design majors; others by permission of MFA in Transdisciplinary Design program. Co-requisite(s): PGTD 5000 Transdisciplinary Design Seminar 1

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Transdisciplinary Design (PGTD)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 45

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:30pm 9/18/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: TBD

Times: TBD

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 9/13/2021 - 12/17/2021