Projects Studio 2: Transdisciplinary Design Practice (Futures)

Parsons School of Design: School of Design Strategies

Non-Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Projects Studio 2
Spring 2024
Taught By: Melanie Crean and Eduardo Staszowski
Section: A

CRN: 1845

Credits: 6

With the increasing rate of change in technology, science, and society speculative and futures-oriented design approaches are critical to engaging with the wicked problems of tomorrow. This studio will investigate the ways in which design can be used as a practice of critique, speculation, and hypothetical proposition. Students will learn and develop techniques and methods for identifying opportunities in existing complex systems and discovering ways to propose vivid, thought provoking alternatives to those systems. The studio is typically organized in two phases: the first is dedicated to an exploration of speculative and futures-oriented methods and precedents, the second is focused on a specific context. Students further explore the working methodologies emphasized by the design curriculum. Working in groups, students address broader, more socially challenging situations. Emphasis is placed on the ability to frame a design brief on an achievable scale and to create final proposals that provide criteria for self-assessment.

Open to: MFA in Transdisciplinary Design majors only; others by permission of MFA in Transdisciplinary Design program.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: School of Design Strategies (SDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 17

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 8:54pm EDT 5/29/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 1203B
Date Range: 1/22/2024 - 5/13/2024