Inclusive Retail

Parsons School of Design: School of Constructed Env.

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Inclusive Retail
Fall 2024
Taught By: Alfred Zollinger
Section: A

CRN: 16298

Credits: 3

In this elective studio, we’ll ask how the design of retail spaces and experiences can be welcoming and equitable for all. Through the lens of interior design and a focus on retail environments, we will examine what inclusive spaces might look like. In today's fast-paced and digital world, where social interactions have shifted due to lockdowns and social media, how can we inspire human connections? After witnessing shifts in many parts of our living, working, shopping, and entertainment that profoundly affected our social lives, how do we foreground inclusion in our decision-making as designers? Retail will be our testing ground to go beyond designing for accessibility and towards inclusion, as the distinction between 'physical' and 'digital' experiences has merged. Participants will engage with students from other international design schools where similar courses have been completed or are underway and with industry partners by exchanging ideas and expertise.

Open to: All Parsons Bachelor's and Associate's degree students, sophomores through seniors.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: School of Constructed Env. (SCE)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

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

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Waitlist*

* 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: 4:14pm EDT 7/12/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/28/2024 - 12/4/2024