PSDS

2301

Narrative Space

Parsons School of Design: Design Strategies

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Narrative Space

Spring 2020

Taught By: Pamela Parker and Jeff Stark

Section: A

CRN: 3560

Credits: 3

We are surrounded by stories. In theme parks and museums, pop-up shops and on history trails, designers use narrative tools to shape and color their visitors’ experience. This class examines environmental practices with an emphasis on decoding the tools of spatial design and storytelling. We are looking for ways to adapt techniques from one field to another. What do pop-up designers have to learn from site-specific performers? What does an exhibition designer have to learn from a wayfinding professional? Co-taught by an artist and a designer fluent in both fields, this course explores ways to translate storytelling methodologies from art practice to professional disciplines and back. We’ll mine exhibitions, installations, public and commercial spaces for ideas, discussing the theories and strategies underpinning these environments. Our emphasis will be hands-on assignments, bringing concepts into the real world with cross-disciplinary collaborative teams and solo projects. Expect field trips to visit some of New York’s richly narrative spaces.

Open to: All university undergraduate degree students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Design Strategies (PSDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Waitlist*

*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: 2:26am 12/8/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

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