Topics: Community Engagement and Design

Parsons School of Design: Constructed Environments

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Topics: Comm Engage & Design

Fall 2018

Taught By: Jean Gardner

Section: A

CRN: 3688

Credits: 3

"Unpredictable and unfamiliar "forces" are currently affecting all communities worldwide. This course introduces you to global and local events and issues shaping the future. Central Questions to consider: How can you influence the future of communities and neighborhoods in ways that help stabilize them and build a shared future? How can you participate, not just direct from the outside and hope that all will turn out for the best? How does Embodied Knowledge affect your work compared to Information? You will learn skills that you can use anywhere you work or live. You will learn what questions you should ask when confronted with an unfamiliar situation; how to explore an unknown area; how to recognize signs of change; who the stakeholders are in the change and who wants the place to remain the same. And how to work to be inclusive of all interest groups in shaping the future of communities. We will explore local communities. Be alert to what you experience: signs of a resilient, equitable future or unsustainable practices? How can you contribute to making cities and communities more ecologically sound and socially just? New York City with its five borough and fifty-nine community districts, multiple neighborhoods and as many as 800 spoken languages will be our case study area. You will be expected to participate in weekly discussions and do research on specific neighborhoods and communities as well as develop a story to guide the future of your case study area."

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: 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: 3:26pm 2/18/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Parsons East 25 E13th

Room: 206

Date Range: 8/29/2018 - 12/12/2018