PGUD

5280

Design and Urban Ecologies Studio 3

Parsons School of Design: Urban Design

Non-Liberal Arts

Majors Only

Urban Ecologies Studio 3

Fall 2019

Taught By: William Morrish and Georgia Traganou

Section: A

CRN: 2487

Credits: 6

This studio encourages students to become independent researchers and to envision actionable urban projects involving urban policy, planning, design, and activism. Using the methodologies and urban knowledge acquired in the first year of the program, students start working individually defining their own research according to their topic and context of interest. This studio will guide students to develop their own methodological and theoretical framework, as well as to design time-based strategies and socio-spatial scenarios leading to an specific urban intervention. Students are allowed to propose projects changing or creating new public policy; developing and implementing new public programs or community initiatives; transforming public space or urban infraestructures; envisioning new housing and development models; and changing organizational systems across communities, urban institutions and cities. Students address a variety of issues including environmental degradation, gentrification, spatial polarization, ethnic segregation, economic injustice, and infrastructural decline. Students are required to engage with grassroots groups, community-based nonprofit organizations, NGOs, municipal agencies, or political institutions. This studio establishes a foundation for thesis work.

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 5190 Urban Ecologies Studio 2.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Urban Design (PGUD)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment 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: 4:20am 10/20/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 9:00am - 2:40pm

Building: Parsons 2 W 13th

Room: 1108

Date Range: 8/28/2019 - 12/11/2019