PSDS

5512

Global Urban Studio Intensive

Parsons School of Design: Design Strategies

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Global Urban Studio: Hong Kong

Spring 2019

Taught By: Miodrag Mitrasinovic

Section: A

CRN: 3437

Credits: 3

Global Urban Studio Intensive: Hong Kong, Macau, Shenzhen includes travel to the Pearl River Delta between January 9-19, 2019. Given the global patterns of migrant mobilities, and the precarious context of political uncertainties in South-East Asia, our task is to study practices and processes of production and appropriation of public space in Hong Kong, and to develop scenarios and design strategies for its production and use. During the design workshop at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (January 13-18, 2018), The New School students will work together with graduate students from the HK Polytechnic School of Design, and with students from Shenzhen University. In addition to the intensive workshop in Hong Kong, expert-led field trips to Macau and Shenzhen are also organized. Upon return, this class will meet four additional times between January and May 2019 in order to finalize proposals created during the January workshop. Students must cover the cost of airfare, accommodation, and food. For more information, please contact Professor Miodrag Mitrasinovic at mitrasim@newschool.edu.

Open to: All university graduate degree students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Design Strategies (PSDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 22

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: 7:55pm 11/13/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 3:50pm - 6:30pm

Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave

Room: 515

Date Range: 1/25/2019 - 5/10/2019

Global Urban Studio: Mumbai

Spring 2019

Taught By: Miguel Robles-Duran

Section: B

CRN: 7019

Credits: 3

DESIGNING TOGETHER WITH THOSE THAT NEED IT MOST: WINTER STUDIO INTENSIVE WITH FORMER SLUM AND PAVEMENT DWELLERS OF MUMBAI, INDIA. Travel to Mumbai, India from January 7 to January 19, 2019. As cities in the developing world grow, private and public housing estates for former slum and pavement dwellers are increasing. In India, more than two decades after the completion of the first public housing projects, questions are being raised about their livability. Roofs are leaking and rainwater drainage and waste management systems are inadequate. Clean water, light and ventilation inside apartments and common areas are scarce. Outside, there is a lack of green space and open spaces for children and adults. These issues affect everyday life and cause significant health challenges. The Parsons Graduate Urban programs have formed a collaboration with the Curry Stone Design Collaborative in India. This collaboration was created with the purpose of using the teachings of design thinking, strategies and processes to develop social, economic and technical tools that are able to address inequalities in Mumbai’s built environment, especially those that commonly manifest in poor communities. In this Global Urban Studio Intensive, New School Students will work with The Curry Stone Design Collaborative, Mahila Milan, The National Slum Dwellers Federation and other Partners to develop design strategies that can support an experimental project on housing colonies in Mumbai that they have been working on since 2006, in which many slum and pavement dwellers have been relocated over the past years. Through discussions with residents, the CSDC, their collaboration partners and other stakeholders, are keen to explore options to upgrade their existing homes to improve the living environment and work on detailed strategies on how to improve collaborative maintenance. Also, students will assist out partners with developing a city wide research on the state of these colonies, since local authorities do not bring enough attention to this. Upon return, this class will meet four additional times between January and May 2019 in order to finalize proposals created during the January intensive workshop. Students must cover the cost of airfare, accommodation, and food. For more information, please contact Professor Robles-Duran roblesduran@newschool.edu

Open to: All university graduate degree students; upper-level undergraduate students by 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: 7:55pm 11/13/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave

Room: 515

Date Range: 1/25/2019 - 5/10/2019