Making Meaningful Things

Parsons School of Design: Parsons First Year

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Making Meaningful Things

Spring 2020

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)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*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: 12:35am 8/23/2019