Art, Design and Public Space

Parsons School of Design: Constructed Environments

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Art, Design & Public Space

Fall 2019

Taught By: Faculty TBA

Section: A

CRN: 7783

Credits: 3

As modern urban society has evolved so too has the function and experience of public space. Art and design interventions have increased as a means to address meaning, identity and engagement in the social realm. But what impact do they have? What defines a successfully designed public space, and what are the factors at play? This course will explore the spectrum of interventions, both temporary and permanent, in the realm of public space through the study of design approaches, execution and impact of public design projects. Through readings, case studies, site visits, and speakers who have executed such work, this class will explore the nature of designing public space and the impact it has on the communities and cities at large. Finally, the learnings and insights from the semester will be used to propose a design intervention. This course is meant to blur the boundaries of art, interior design and architecture, focusing on a collaboration and interdisciplinary approach to public design. How can removing the borders of various fields present new interventions and ideas? Pre-requisite(s): None. Open to: All university graduate degree students; upper level undergraduate students with permission.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Constructed Environments (PSCE)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

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: 2:02pm 7/20/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

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