Making Meaningful Things

Parsons School of Design: Parsons First Year

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Making Meaningful Things
Spring 2024
Taught By: Hilda Shen
Section: A

CRN: 2349

Credits: 3

In this three dimensional project based studio, students will explore the relationships between materials, techniques and form to design and build meaningful objects, installations and systems. How can a material be shaped to represent ideas through form? Using an array of methods and materials students explore the logic, history and production of the handmade object. Projects can include fashioning a utilitarian object, an urban installation, or a conceptual service design intervention. Various methods for prototyping and three-dimensional ideation in relation to a variety of practices will give students the skills to understand how making helps to give form to meaning.

Open to: Parsons First Year students, and others, space provided.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Parsons First Year (PUFY)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

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: 3:22pm EDT 6/19/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: Parsons 2 W 13th
Room: 901
Date Range: 1/22/2024 - 5/13/2024