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 2021

Taught By: Elliott Montgomery

Section: A

CRN: 9317

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: Online (DL)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 7, 2021 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 14, 2021 (Wednesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* 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: 12:55am 7/1/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/25/2021 - 5/10/2021