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 the 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 Sound the Mound, a New School Collaboratory, and Field R/D, a curatorial initiative by our partners, Mariel Villeré and Dylan Gauthier (in collaboration with Freshkills Park Development Team and Freshkills Park Alliance). 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 the 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. One of the main outcomes of this course will be to develop, in collaboration with our partners, curatorial components for a Fall 2020 exhibition showcasing Sound the Mound projects along with the artistic contributions of Field R/D.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Design Strategies (PSDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

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

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*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: 8:55pm 11/22/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

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