Taught By: Kimberly Tate
In this course, we will learn through first-hand experience in Parsons' modeling facilities and hybrid studio/shop classrooms. We will explore concepts such as malleability, weight, texture, color, durability, smell, sound, taste, life cycle and ecological impacts through a wide variety of projects that privilege the close relationship of making to thinking. Other areas of inquiry range from space formation to environmental psychology to object exploration–and more–to discover how materials and their uses shape meaning. Discussion, critique and written responses create class community and idea sharing, while helping students understand their work in historical and cultural contexts. This section will focus on how the body has an impact on our surroundings and the objects within it. How do ergonomics, structure, and self-image correspond to the shape, movement and impact of the human form? We will use a range of methods to explore body coverings, functionality and personal space.
College: Parsons School of Design (PS)
Department: Parsons First Year (PUFY)
Campus: New York City (GV)
Course Format: Seminar (R)
Enrollment Status: Closed*
*Enrollment 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: 10:51pm 6/15/2019