Making Civic Crafts

Parsons School of Design: School of Design Strategies

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Making Civic Crafts
Spring 2024
Taught By: Otto von Busch
Section: A

CRN: 14900

Credits: 3

This course focuses on how crafts can play an essential part in social empowerment, where making takes place in public spaces and as a form of civic engagement. Using simple hand tools and found materials, we set out to identify and make use of local assets to work in collaboration with the local communities in NYC. Using the basic woodshop at Parsons, we will create our own nomadic tools to move making to the streets, to hack into and complement the urban environment with civic purpose, supporting emergent publics and practices.

Students are required to participate in asynchronous work before the intensive that will be on campus during Spring Break. To register, please email Open to: All university undergraduate students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: School of Design Strategies (SDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 16

Add/Drop Deadline: March 3, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: March 13, 2024 (Wednesday)

Seats Available: Yes

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: 4:22pm EDT 7/12/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Saturday, Sunday
Times: TBD
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 3/2/2024 - 3/10/2024
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Times: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 3/11/2024 - 3/15/2024
Days: Saturday, Sunday
Times: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Building: Parsons 2 W 13th
Room: 905
Date Range: 3/16/2024 - 3/17/2024