PSDS

5720

Biodesign Challenge Studio

Parsons School of Design: Design Strategies

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Biodesign Challenge Studio

Spring 2020

Taught By: Jane Pirone and Harpreet Sareen

Section: A

CRN: 5882

Credits: 3

Registration for this course is by permission only. To be considered for this course, please fill out the application. In this Studio students will develop a biologically informed intervention that is socially, environmentally, and critically engaged as part of the The Biodesign Challenge competition (http://biodesignchallenge.org/). Bio-informed techniques are spreading into the design of every part of our daily lives, including materials, textiles, medicines, foods, processes and everyday products. Today’s designer must become fluent and engaged with this critical new domain that includes a range of transdisciplinary approaches, from bioengineering and biotechnology, to biomimicry, biofabrication and biodesign. Projects should critically 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. Projects will be chosen to represent Parsons and present in front of key museum curators, scientists, professional designers, and companies at The Biodesign Challenge Summit in June 2020.

Open to: All University graduate and 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: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 9, 2020 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

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: 6:25am 12/7/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: 66 5th Ave

Room: 710

Date Range: 1/27/2020 - 5/11/2020