Studies in the Right to Shelter

Parsons School of Design: Constructed Environments

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

The Right to Shelter

Spring 2020

Taught By: Sharon Egretta Sutton

Section: A

CRN: 5792

Credits: 3

In this seminar, we will explore the right to adequate shelter and housing, and designers’ responsibility for securing that right, especially for the most disenfranchised populations. The seminar has three phases. It will begin with a fly-through of housing literature and built precedents, presented via instructor and guest lectures and assigned readings. Topics will include such issues as: the right to housing, housing affordability, homelessness, housing discrimination, shelter poverty, public housing, inclusionary housing, and residential capitalism. In phase two, students will form study circles to investigate a topic of mutual interest. They will collaboratively develop an annotated bibliography that includes both theoretical and methodological entries. Finally, students (individually or in teams) will write a prospectus for investigating a housing proposition related to their study circle investigation, to include a problem statement, literature/precedent review, theoretical framework, and research design. All three phases require active debate and engagement among students. The first phase requires assigned readings; the second and third require independent research; the third requires writing. Students will present their prospectuses in a public review.

Open to: Graduate students and upper-level undergraduates 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

Add/Drop Deadline: February 16, 2020 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (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: 8:42am 2/20/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 2/5/2020 - 5/13/2020