Design and Urban Ecologies Studio 2

Parsons School of Design: Urban Design

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Urban Ecologies Studio 2
Spring 2023
Taught By: Gabriela Rendon
Section: A

CRN: 2101

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. DUE Studio 2 engages with an assigned urban territory in New York City 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 that sense, DUE Studio 2 serves to prepare students for thesis work. In parallel with Urban Colloquium 2, this studio will explore how design can act as a critical medium through which ‘preferred’ urban futures can be imagined and enacted. Relationships between design and socio-spatial/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 majors only. Others by permission of MS in Design and Urban Ecologies program. Pre-requisite(s): PGUD 5180 Urban Ecologies Studio 1.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Urban Design (PGUD)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

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: 10:42am EDT 9/24/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 9:00am - 2:40pm
Building: Parsons 2 W 13th
Room: 1108
Date Range: 1/26/2023 - 5/11/2023