Design and Urban Ecologies Studio 1

Parsons School of Design: School of Design Strategies

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Urban Ecologies Studio 1
Fall 2024
Taught By: Gabriela Rendon
Section: A

CRN: 2248

Credits: 6

This course is structured as a transdisciplinary studio in which students work in teams in order to develop design frameworks aimed at speculating on alternative spatial formations, participatory frameworks, and environmental strategies, as well as new models of ownership, property, community organizations, and innovative social and ecological relations. Students will be assigned urban territory in the New York City megaregion in which students discover urgencies as well as opportunities, and create partnerships with local organizations in order to discover specific possibilities for urban transformation. Subsequently, student teams develop design scenarios, strategies, proposals and projects in collaboration and in coordination with local partners, while also considering issues such as the impact of global flows on regional economies and resources. In parallel with Urban Colloquium 1, this studio will explore how designing can act as a critical medium through which ‘preferred’ urban futures can be imagined and enacted. Relationships between design and socio-spatial and environmental justice is central to this studio. Topics include environmental degradation and remediation, public space, public health, urban agriculture, urban food systems, public transportation, urban mobilities, and others.

Open to: MS in Design and Urban Ecologies graduate students only; others by permission of MS in Design and Urban Ecologies 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: 14

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

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: 11:54am EDT 6/20/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 9:00am - 2:40pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/29/2024 - 12/12/2024