Int Sem 2: Sys & Strategies
Taught By: Sebastian Grant
This course aims to challenge old beliefs about what you can do with writing. It invites inquiry and helps you to think about research as an energized idea. In Integrative Seminar 2 you will be encouraged to pursue topics you find perplexing and fascinating. How can curiosity lead you to ask productive questions and get answers to them? How can you create a writing process that is organic and unfolds over time?
In the first half of the semester quick assignments will introduce you to a variety of research methods and help you to define an area of interest. In the second half of the semester you will pursue your own research based project connected to studio. Throughout the semester, you will read texts which explore a wide array of forms that researched writing can take.
Once again, studio and seminar will come together through a series of bridge projects that highlight the components of the research process: inquiry, context, investigation, interpretation, argument, connections and reflection. Bridge projects are the basis of the collaborative relationship of ideas between the two courses. They ask you to engage with writing as a form of making, and making as a form of thinking, in order to explicitly and productively blur the boundaries between seminar and studio.
This section will be framed through the inflection: Systems and Strategies
A system is a set of individual things working together in a network. A strategy is a plan or action. This prompt explores design's role in shifting the social, environmental, and economic impacts of individuals, groups, communities and organizations. How can we use design strategies to promote change, foster creativity, and re-imagine the experiences dictated by a broad range of established systems?
College: Parsons School of Design (PS)
Department: Parsons First Year (PUFY)
Campus: New York City (GV)
Course Format: Seminar (R)
Max Enrollment: 15
Add/Drop Deadline: February 9, 2020 (Sunday)
Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)
Seats Available: Yes
*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: 6:40am 12/7/2019 EST