Projects Studio 3: Transdisciplinary Design Practice (Leadership)

Parsons School of Design: Transdisciplinary Design

Non-Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Projects Studio 3

Fall 2020

Taught By: Barbara Adams, John Bruce, Greta Byrum, Samuel Haddix, Marisa Jahn, Cynthia Lawson, Jeongki Lim, Eduardo Staszowski, and Jen van der Meer

Section: Z

CRN: 9292

Credits: 6

Students exercise different versions of transdisciplinary design practice by engaging with ‘wicked’ problems and their systems that because of their complex nature ask for inquiries that happen between, across and beyond different disciplines. Students consider objective and subjective factors, techno-scientific and immaterial aspects, the cognitive and the tacit as well as physical, political and cultural dimensions. Typically structured as an initial robust research phase followed by an exploratory project that evolves through multiple prototypes, the studio explores a service-oriented creative social action on which students are required to navigate a problem space through deep research and engagement with concrete realities and communities. Special emphasis is placed on students' ability to articulate a well-founded design brief and to assess the most appropriate forms of response that may take different kinds of outcomes (systems, protocols, sites, spaces, maps, services). Students also familiarize themselves with the design process for complex projects done by collaborative teams. Students are expected to identify and contact community members in order to conduct informed interventions and lead collaborative teams.

Open to: MFA in Transdisciplinary Design majors; others by permission of MFA in Transdisciplinary Design program. Pre-requisite(s): PGTD 5101 Projects Studio 2: Emergent Social Forms; PGTD 5130 Design-Led Research. Co-requisite(s): PGTD 5220 Thesis Preparation, PGTD 5230 Professional Communication.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Transdisciplinary Design (PGTD)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 45

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (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: 8:45am 2/27/2021 EST

Meeting Info::

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 8/31/2020 - 12/19/2020