Ephemeral Constructions: Temporary Environments

Parsons School of Design: Constructed Environments

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Ephemeral Constructions

Fall 2019

Taught By: Mark Gardner

Section: A

CRN: 3018

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)

Max Enrollment: 15

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: 4:21am 10/20/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: Parsons East 25 E13th

Room: 300

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