Visualizing Urban Change

Parsons School of Design: Design Strategies

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Visualizing Urban Change

Fall 2020

Taught By: Cristina Maria Handal Gonzalez

Section: A

CRN: 2782

Credits: 3

In this course, students will acquire techniques to visually communicate environmental phenomena. Ecosystems and the risks to them tend not to be visible. Toxins are too small or pollutants too voluminously dispersed to be immediately visible, as are the complex consequences of emissions from industrial systems. Consequently, environmental science and environmental activism require careful strategies for visualizing ecological relations. Students will be required to express content visually and to present an argument through the presentation, design savvy and critical thinking in their work. The course will introduce students to a range of visual communication principles, techniques and tools, including figurative and diagrammatic image composition, digital image manipulation, typography and information design. Students will become familiar with key design software and able to produce digital files and print materials. These elements of visual communication design will be covered alongside topics such as conservation, ecology, ecosystem diagramming, visual narratives and ecological politics, environmental policy, and scenario building of desirable sustainable futures.

Open to: All university undergraduates. Pre-requisites: none.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Design Strategies (PSDS)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 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: 9:40am 1/23/2021 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 9/1/2020 - 12/15/2020

Days: Friday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 9/4/2020 - 12/18/2020