Public Space Lab

Parsons School of Design: Design Strategies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Public Space Lab

Spring 2021

Taught By: Miodrag Mitrasinovic

Section: A

CRN: 8755

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.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Design Strategies (PSDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

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: 3:27am 8/12/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/19/2021 - 5/10/2021