Public Space Lab

Parsons School of Design: Design Strategies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Public Space Lab

Fall 2019

Taught By: Miodrag Mitrasinovic

Section: A

CRN: 3624

Credits: 3

From Tahrir Square to Zuccotti Park, and from Madrid to Rio, public spaces have recently ignited worldwide civic imagination through their capacity to enable forms of public discourse and practice that seemed forgotten, and often outlawed. Recent urban protests and solidarity movements evoke the belief in democratic practice and civic values that have been historically associated with cities and public spaces. What exactly are the relationships between citizens, public spaces, public realms, civil society, the state, and the global market? And, what roles do design and art play in the ongoing struggles for the right to the city, public space, and democratic governance? Through field visits, research, readings, discussions, films, and hands-on projects, the class will explore emergent public spaces ecologies.

Open to: All university graduate degree students; undergraduate seniors by instructor permission.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Design Strategies (PSDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

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: 12:12am 10/14/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Building: Parsons 2 W 13th

Room: 1108

Date Range: 8/26/2019 - 12/16/2019