PSDS
3530

Collab:

Parsons School of Design: School of Design Strategies

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Collab: Design/Build the City
Fall 2024
Taught By: Carolin Mees
Section: A

CRN: 17456

Credits: 3

The course will engage community residents, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, students and faculty in a design-build project focused on a community-engaged design of open space furniture. The design build course will use inexpensive, readily available materials that can be turned into furniture with basic tools. Students will design furniture kits ranging from a table to a bench and a stool in numerous ways to create furniture that responds to the preferences of the community and adapts to a variety of sites throughout New York City. This course will have offsite visits to community gardens throughout this Friday/Saturday intensive happening the first month of the semester.

Open to: All university undergraduate degree 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: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 1, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: September 20, 2024 (Friday)

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: 5:42am EDT 7/24/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Friday
Times: 9:00am - 2:40pm
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 258
Date Range: 8/30/2024 - 9/27/2024
Days: Saturday
Times: 9:00am - 2:40pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 906
Date Range: 9/7/2024 - 9/21/2024
Collab: Design for Democracy
Spring 2024
Taught By: Mariana Gonzalez Ruiz Velasco and Forrest Sparks
Section: F

CRN: 14881

Credits: 3

Is democracy in crisis, or is it our practice of democracy? Normative representative democracy has seen a drastic rise in polarization, legislative gridlock, and civil unrest, which has stifled its ability to address the coalescing economic, social, and environmental crises. But what if we subverted the democratic paradigm of who designs and who decides? What if we reimagined the systems and processes of how we decide on policies and collective pathways forward? This course is a collaboration with the Innovation for Policy Foundation and aims to expand the presence of designers within deliberative and participatory policy-making. The course will introduce the historic foundations of social governance and decision-making, the issues that have led to the crisis of democracy, and the current innovations within the field (participatory budgeting, deliberative democracy, etc.) Then, students will be exposed to case studies of designing deliberative and participatory policy-making initiatives. Students will then work on projects that explore how design interventions can play a unique role in addressing the challenges of democracy.

Open to: All university undergraduate degree 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: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

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: 5:42am EDT 7/24/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 7:00pm - 9:40pm
Building: Parsons 2 W 13th
Room: 905
Date Range: 1/25/2024 - 5/9/2024
Days: Wednesday
Times: TBD
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 5/15/2024 - 5/15/2024
Collab: Food + Design
Spring 2024
Taught By: Stefani Bardin
Section: A

CRN: 5265

Credits: 3

This Project based studio will focus on the intersection of food, design, and systems thinking. This Class looks through the lens of the multifaceted food system to develop scalable and actionable design outcomes that discover and respond to ruptures in the food system. Each iteration of this studio elective will address a particular theme as it pertains to food design. This year’s theme will be Food Waste. Outcomes will be comprised of prototypes and small scale design interventions.

Open to: All university undergraduate degree 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: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

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: 5:42am EDT 7/24/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: Parsons 2 W 13th
Room: 501
Date Range: 1/25/2024 - 5/9/2024
Collab: Performing Art+Design
Spring 2024
Taught By: Robert Rabinovitz
Section: C

CRN: 11850

Credits: 3

This Project based studio will focus on ideas and work surrounding any and all of forms of Design and The Performing Arts. Students will be asked to seek and nurture collaborations with other students, faculty, and artists within the New School community or with other institutions. Collaborations locally and remotely are encouraged within both The Performing Arts and Design. Students can explore traditional or non traditional media as well as new and emerging digital and social media in their Collab projects. Once explored, outcomes, schedules, and final deliverables will be created and agreed upon by both the student(s) and faculty member. Projects can emerge from individuals or in small groups of students. Today there is a deep and sincere need to celebrate and embrace creation and human connections in all forms. We want to be able to connect and express ourselves emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually. We will look at ways we can connect, create and share with others what we manifest toward all forms. Works and ideas will be supported to explore and express via art, music, film, poetry, objects and environments including mixed media and multiple platforms and outputs.

Open to: All university undergraduate degree 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: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

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: 5:42am EDT 7/24/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: Parsons 2 W 13th
Room: 905
Date Range: 1/22/2024 - 5/13/2024
Collab: Design with NYC Dogs
Spring 2024
Taught By: Anna Berger
Section: G

CRN: 14882

Credits: 3

In this multidisciplinary collab students will obtain dog fur from your local grooming center and learn the technique of felting. Developing their own material they will be expected to create designs for products, garments or accessories. Once designs have been developed they will learn the basics of how to create an experimental brand and a visual concept to present their hyper-local product: one where material is sourced, developed and designed in NYC.

Open to: All university undergraduate degree 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: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

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: 5:42am EDT 7/24/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 9:00am - 11:40am
Building: 66 5th Ave
Room: 709
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/7/2024