Body and Mind

Parsons School of Design: Constructed Environments

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Body and Mind

Spring 2020

Taught By: Jean Gardner

Section: A

CRN: 7742

Credits: 3

In this course students will explore the following key questions: What is the relation between your playing and your designing? How do your body and your mind relate to nature? Is this a cultural relationship, an instinctual one or ? How do nature and culture affect the designs you make? You will have opportunities to explore these questions in this class through play, research, and project exploration. Your starting point is your own immediate experiences. How do they form your body and mind and affect your design work and relation to nature? The focus of this course is on experiential, first person, embodied learning, not on abstract theories. What does this mean for you? It means to engage in what you are learning. It means to listen with all your sensory modalities and to participate with body and mind in practices and discussions in the classroom and on field trips. It means to develop projects using your embodied, visceral experiences. In particular, we will explore how your lived experiences can help you to develop designs for a more resilient, ever-changing, but sustainable world. To do this, we will investigate your creative process and that of designers, scientists, theoreticians, artists, and other practitioners. The mid-term and final projects will enhance your tacit, body knowledge. Your projects will help you understand how design engages your body and mind in nature. div>Pre-requisite(s): none. Open to: Graduate students only and upper level juniors and seniors via permission.

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 3, 2020 (Monday)

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: 10:21am 2/20/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Parsons East 25 E13th

Room: 206

Date Range: 1/22/2020 - 5/6/2020