Bio-Climatic Skins

Parsons School of Design: Constructed Environments

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Bio-Climatic Skins

Spring 2022

Taught By: Arta Yazdanseta

Section: A

CRN: 12006

Credits: 3

In response to environmental degradation, designers are increasingly moving beyond mimicking living organisms to integrating and utilizing them as a design medium. Bio-Climatic Skins are performative surfaces designed to create a symbiotic relationship between living organisms and the “body” they envelop. As a result, their performative function and scale vary in response to the bodies they enclose. These bodies can range from humans to objects, to buildings — and many more besides. In this course, you will be introduced to bio-integrated design using mycelium and plants. We will explore new research methodologies to incorporate the intelligence and agency of these living mediums as part of your design process. Additionally, through a series of workshops, you will learn to evaluate the environmental impact of your design intervention by evaluating its embodied carbon.

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: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 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: 7:56pm 6/26/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave

Room: 502

Date Range: 1/26/2022 - 5/11/2022