Thinking Design for this Century: Assembly

Parsons School of Design: Transdisciplinary Design

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Thinking Design this Century

Fall 2022

Taught By: Lara Penin

Section: A

CRN: 9635

Credits: 3

Two decades into this century, our lives have been impacted by a constellation of interconnected emerging issues: from global pandemics to Black Lives Matter, from the “Me Too” movement, from climate emergency to economic depression. This course considers how design intervenes in, and responds to contemporary contexts and crises. What is the capacity of design to pose other possible worlds? We will examine the role of design in its potential to catalyze positive change as well as perpetuate systemic inequalities. How might design depart from disciplinary norms and cannons of earlier design movements and respond to current demands for a society of greater equity, care and justice for all. The course will utilize the format of a series of student-led "assembly" events, inviting diverse sets of guests to debate and dialogue through prompts. A seminar component accompanies the assembly planning work, followed by processes of generative analysis and synthesis to orient design practice.

Open to all MFA Transdisciplinary Design students and all University graduate students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Transdisciplinary Design (PGTD)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 35

Add/Drop Deadline: September 19, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2022 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 11:32am 8/12/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1203B

Date Range: 9/1/2022 - 12/15/2022