Evidence of Other Worlds: Speculative and Discursive Design

Parsons School of Design: Design Strategies

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students
Speculative&Discursive Studio
Spring 2023
Taught By: Alisha Bhagat, John Bruce, and Stuart Candy
Section: A

CRN: 13991

Credits: 3

In this course we will investigate the ways in which design can be used as a practice of critique, speculation, and hypothetical proposition, suggesting other worlds or variations of our worlds. Students will learn and develop techniques and methods for identifying opportunities in existing complex systems and discovering ways to propose vivid, thought-provoking alternatives to those systems. The studio will consist of two main phases: the first is an exploration of speculative and futures-oriented methods and precedents, the second focused on a specific context. We will carry methods from the first phase into the second phase, creating opportunities for deeper and more focused research and reflection.

Open to: All University graduate students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Design Strategies (PSDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 3:06am EDT 9/29/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave
Room: L102
Date Range: 1/23/2023 - 4/17/2023
Days: Monday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 1203A
Date Range: 4/24/2023 - 5/17/2023