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Parsons School of Design: Design Strategies

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Collab: Design of Change

Fall 2018

Taught By: Jeongki Lim

Section: A

CRN: 7689

Credits: 3

COLLAB: DESIGN OF CHANGE- Disruption. Revolution. Movement. Change is a concept with many names. In today’s social and business environment, there is a decreasing sense of certainty, yet an increasing number of opportunities to make a meaningful impact with lasting trajectory. So, what is change and how can we induce it? The class will examine these questions through the lenses of business, art, politics, and social movements. Working with the Provost Office, the class will apply the theories to creative interventions that will bring a positive difference to their community. The topics that the class will explore include, but not limited to: disruptive business, emergence, viral campaign, system dynamics, reformation, and design research.

Open To: all university graduate students and all university upper-level undergraduate students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Design Strategies (PSDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 16

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: 10:31am 5/23/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 3:50pm - 6:30pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/27/2018 - 12/17/2018

Collab: BioDesign Challenge

Spring 2018

Taught By: Jenifer Wightman

Section: A

CRN: 6093

Credits: 3

Collab: Biodesign Challenge- Biotechnology is spreading into every part of our daily lives, from materials, textiles, and medicines, to foods and everyday products. Today’s designer must become fluent and engaged with this critical new domain. In this Collab Studio, Parsons will work in partnership with The Biodesign Challenge (http://biodesignchallenge.org/), an innovative and cutting-edge design competition for art and design universities. In this course, we will use this platform to explore this new area from a social and critical context, beginning to understand how designers might collaborate with researchers and practitioners from the scientific community. Participating students will have a groundbreaking opportunity to learn about biodesign and apply it to their own practice, while being exposed to many perspectives and approaches. Other participating universities include CMU, Penn, NYU, Rensselaer Polytechnic, FIT, SAIC, SVA, MICA, and SciArc. Students will form teams to research, investigate, and create projects which envision future applications for biotechnology. Projects will harness science to reshape and improve the form and functions of designed objects -- from garments to ubiquitous products. Teams will push the limits of current industries and provoke new ways to design for the future. We will examine and discuss issues from genetic privacy to modified foods, to understand the fears and debates about the future of biotechnology, and to inform future designers to work with biotech thoughtfully and ethically. Winning teams will be chosen and the winners will go on to showcase their work and present their projects in front of key museum curators, scientists, professional designers, and companies at The Biodesign Summit in June 2018. No prior experience in biodesign is necessary.

Open To: all university graduate students and all university upper-level undergraduate students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Design Strategies (PSDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 32

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: 10:31am 5/23/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 3:50pm - 6:30pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1203A

Date Range: 1/22/2018 - 5/14/2018

Collab: Artisan Futures

Spring 2018

Taught By: Cynthia Lawson

Section: B

CRN: 7831

Credits: 3

Collab: Artisan Futures- How might we better support indigenous artisans and their families past the current generation of makers? With the craft sector being the second largest employer in the developing world, and yet with a majority of artisans living in poverty, this question is both critical and urgent. After an introduction to the global artisan sector, grounded in myriad case studies, students will create projects that promote a more equitable and just artisan livelihood. Working in collaboration with the Ixchel Textile Museum in Guatemala City and other strategic partners, that include companies, as well as artisans, student projects will cover a range of topics including, but not limited to, the issue of financial sustainability while striving for fair wages, the digitization and archiving of artisan techniques and technologies, as well as questions of digital fabrication and future capacity-building for artisans. There will be an optional Spring Break trip to Guatemala, which will ensure student projects are grounded in meaningful user-centered design methods. Building on 10 years of the DEED Research Lab (deed.parsons.edu), the course will guide students through methods of community collaboration with a focus on social justice. NOTE: This course counts toward the Integrated Design Studio 4 requirement for BFA Integrated Design majors.

Open to: All university graduate 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: 15

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: 10:31am 5/23/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 7:00pm - 9:40pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1108

Date Range: 1/23/2018 - 5/8/2018