Curating Design at the Intersection of Art, Technology and Ecology

Parsons School of Design: Design Strategies

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Curating Design

Spring 2020

Taught By: Caroline Dionne

Section: A

CRN: 6344

Credits: 3

How can an exhibition showcase design to address complex questions like, for example, our relationship to waste? In this course, students will engage in curatorial practices at the intersection of art, technology and ecology and work towards an exhibition centered on the transformation of Freshkill landfill site into a park. Students will explore curatorial strategies, design prototypes, propose exhibition scenarios and mediation devices. We will engage with curators, artists and designers. We will find ways to curate preexisting material, prototypes and installations developed in the context of two previous studio projects at Parsons. Students will also produce new narratives, explore the histories of the site and gather knowledge from the communities of stakeholders concerned by this important urban renewal project. The course is set in context of Sound the Mound, a New School Collaboratory project that tackles complex issues through art, technology, and ecology. Located on Staten Island, Freshkills Park is the result of a vast “renaturing” process through which a gigantic trash burial facility was gradually covered by a new, human made/natural/landscaped environment. Public opening of the park is scheduled for 2020, marked by a celebratory, inaugural exhibition to be held both at Parsons and

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Design Strategies (PSDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment 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: 11:01am 8/18/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/24/2020 - 5/8/2020