The Luminous Object

Parsons School of Design: Constructed Environments

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

The Luminous Object

Fall 2021

Taught By: Derek Porter

Section: A

CRN: 12523

Credits: 3

Interior environments are defined by material dynamics that are rendered through degrees of luminosity and shadow. Integral to these perceived phenomenal relationships are the luminaires that provide and distribute light. These luminous objects carry meaning as autonomous designed forms and have an innate connection to the interior landscape within which they activate. This course examines the relationships between light, material and form that comprise a luminaire and how the physical form of the assembly, along with its gesture and material relationships may partner with interior space. Students will conduct multiple full scale experiments that explore these relationships in order to reveal the intrinsic characteristics present. For the final project students will build a full scale working prototype of a luminous object that evolves in relation to a chosen interior site. Knowledge of fabrication processes is recommended. Prior knowledge of lighting is not required.

Open to: All university graduate degree students and upper level undergraduate students by permission only. Pre-requisite(s): none.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Constructed Environments (PSCE)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* 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: 1:05am 11/28/2021 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: Parsons East 25 E13th

Room: 206

Date Range: 9/1/2021 - 12/8/2021