Contemplative Design + Spaces

Parsons School of Design: School of Constructed Env.

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Contemplative Design + Spaces
Fall 2024
Taught By: Faculty TBA
Section: A

CRN: 16003

Credits: 3

This is a seminar class that explores the relationship between the built environment and spirituality. Through lectures, discussions, and design exercises, students learn how to integrate personal contemplative practices into their design process to foster creativity, empathy, and social and ecological justice. The course covers different forms of contemplative and sacred architecture, including traditional religious buildings and secular spaces that incorporate elements of spirituality. The course also covers the use of light, color, materials, and form in creating spaces that evoke a sense of calm and tranquility, and the role of symbolism and ritual in sacred environments. By the end of the course, students are equipped with the skills to design spaces that promote reflection, contemplation, and prosociality. The course is suitable for aspiring architects, designers, or anyone interested in the intersection of spirituality and design.

Open to all Parsons undergraduate students. Pre-requisite(s): PUFY 1001 Integrative Studio 2, PUFY 1003 [LS] Integrative Studio 2, or PAID 1030 Drawing Interiors 1: 2D.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: School of Constructed Env. (SCE)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

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

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

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: 7:42am EDT 4/21/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/28/2024 - 12/4/2024