Public Space Matters

Parsons School of Design: Design Strategies

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Public Space Matters

Fall 2019

Taught By: Miodrag Mitrasinovic

Section: A

CRN: 7778

Credits: 3

In this course we will focus on public spaces and infrastructure along MTA's Line 7, from Hudson Yards to Flushing. Line 7 has often been called the "Immigrant Express" due to the fact that a high percentage of recent immigrant families from around the world settle in Queens, and that most of them work in Manhattan and other boroughs thus using Line 7 to commute to work. This course will study practices and processes of production and appropriation of transit-oriented public spaces, and develop scenarios and design strategies for their production and use. We will create proposals for neighborhood plazas in order to transform underused open urban spaces into vibrant, meaningful, and community-centered public spaces. We will work with the NYC Plaza Program, a long-term initiative of the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) and a key part of the City's effort to ensure that all New Yorkers live within a 10-minute walk of a meaningful and adequate public space. Possible partners include NYC DOT, Center for Active Design, Design Trust for Public Space, Queens Museum, as well as numerous community organizations and local BIDs along Line 7.

Note: Students in this course will take part in an international design workshop taking place at Parsons School of Design from May 28 - June 1, 2019. In addition to New School students, the workshop will host a group of international students and faculty. In addition to the intensive workshop, expert-led field trips along Line 7 from Hudson Yards to Flushing are also organized. During fall term, this class will meet on a modified schedule in order to finalize proposals created during the May workshop. Students registering for this class must participate in the May workshop, in addition to four studio sessions during fall term. For more information, please contact Professor Miodrag Mitrasinovic at Open to: All university graduate degree students and undergraduate juniors and seniors, by instructor's permission only.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Design Strategies (PSDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 14

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: 7:16pm 7/17/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/30/2019 - 12/13/2019