Community Engagement and Design

Parsons School of Design: Constructed Environments

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Comm Engage & Design

Fall 2020

Taught By: Jean Gardner

Section: A

CRN: 3092

Credits: 3

Unpredictable and unfamiliar "forces" are currently affecting all communities worldwide. In this course students will be introduced to the local and global events and issues that are shaping the future and acquire stills that can be used anywhere they work or live. We will learn what questions we should ask when confronted with an unfamiliar situation; how to explore an unknown area; how to recognize signs of change; how to identify stakeholders in the change and who wants the place to remain the same; and how to be inclusive in shaping the future of communities. The following central questions will be considered: How can we influence the future of communities and neighborhoods in ways that help stabilize them and build a shared future? How can we contribute to making cities and communities more ecologically sound and socially just? How can we meaningfully participate (not just direct from the outside)? How do you use ‘Embodied Knowledge’ compared to using ‘Information’? 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. Exploring local communities, we will be alert to what we experience; looking for signs of a resilient, equitable future and unsustainable practices. Students will participate in weekly discussions, conduct research on specific neighborhoods and communities, and develop a story to guide the future of your case study area.​

Open to: All university graduate degree students and upper level undergraduates by permission. Pre-requisite(s): none. This course counts as an elective course for the Graduate Minors in Civic Service Design and Creative Community Development.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Constructed Environments (PSCE)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*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: 12:20pm 7/2/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Parsons East 25 E13th

Room: 201

Date Range: 9/2/2020 - 12/16/2020