Ephemeral Constructions: Temporary Environments

Parsons School of Design: Constructed Environments

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Ephemeral Constructions
Spring 2023
Taught By: Mark Gardner
Section: A

CRN: 13767

Credits: 3

This project-based studio course introduces undergraduate students to the design of ephemeral constructions such as for markets or shelters. Through processes and methods of research, design, and iterative development through modeling, students will learn functional knowledge addressing installation procedures, project planning and management, as well as considering concepts of scale, structure, assembly, disassembly and space making for exterior site specific projects. Project topics range from the interim conditions for disaster relief to the short-term constructions assembled for temporary markets. Students will explore new opportunities to respond to large-scale projects quickly, build constructions more sustainably and efficiently, and create a sense of place within a temporary environment.

Open to: University undergraduate degree students; sophomore, junior and senior.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Constructed Environments (PSCE)

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: 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: 4:36am EDT 6/3/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: Parsons East 25 E13th
Room: 300
Date Range: 1/25/2023 - 5/10/2023