Beyond the Visual: The Olfactive, Haptic & Somatic 

Parsons School of Design: Fashion

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Olfactive, Haptic & Somatic

Spring 2020

Taught By: Beau Rhee

Section: A

CRN: 7712

Credits: 3

In a culture where the visual overpowers, what do the olfactive, haptic and other senses mean in art & design today? How can these other senses be understood culturally and philosophically? How could these senses be incorporated into creative practice? In this seminar, we will examine a wide array of essays, experiential/ephemeral projects, scents, art and design works that offer insight into the somatic and haptic. These terms are broadly approached as tools for research and tools for generating work. The key concepts of the course are also contextualized in terms of biocentrism and sustainability. This seminar course is lecture & discussion based, culminating in an individually designed research project.

Open to:All University undergraduate degree students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Fashion (PSOF)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 16

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

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: 5:25am 4/4/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/22/2020 - 5/6/2020