Soft Fab

Parsons School of Design: Constructed Environments

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Soft Fab

Fall 2022

Taught By: Jessica Young

Section: A

CRN: 12202

Credits: 3

In this course, we will develop an understanding of soft materials and how softness is explored in interiors. We will explore the notion of softness in interiors with particular focus on how soft, biodegradable materials can form our experience of a space. In particular, we will study how soft materials, plants and living organisms can be utilized as a building material to form a built ecology. In particular, we will learn how mycelium used in novel ways can produce experiential affect in spaces, especially in relation to the human body. Through the investigation of materials and tools easily found at home and in our immediate surroundings, we will study how soft interiors can be made, sometimes using waste materials and developing an understanding for material recovery. The goal of the course is to introduce students to bio and live materials used in interiors, zero waste design methodology and develop digital and physical skills associated with the making of soft, live interiors. The course format consists of lectures, computation classes, as well as interactive workshops and guest lectures from industry professionals.

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

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Constructed Environments (PSCE)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 3:06am EST 11/29/2022

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: Parsons 2 W 13th

Room: 1200B

Date Range: 8/31/2022 - 12/7/2022