Critical Studio: Everyday Objects

Parsons School of Design: Parsons First Year

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Crit Studio: Everyday Objects
Spring 2024
Taught By: Aaron Krach
Section: A

CRN: 4614

Credits: 3

In this critical studio course, we will investigate the significance of everyday objects through reading, writing and making visual works. In this way, we will examine the multiple and sometimes conflicting meanings hidden in objects and how the ways we collect, select, and curate our “stuff” is a reflection of selves, cultures, and the times we live in. We will begin the semester by looking into the idea of meaning in everyday objects; building understandings and analyses of the ways in which meanings are assigned and associated, and paying particular attention to the ways we organize, curate and create archives. This will include an exploration of both analog and digital platforms and the expectations assumed or produced by each. Through these modes of inquiry, the class will focus on the how and why of making things and the ways making is a form of research and testing that can become the basis for written work, no matter one’s field, discipline, or material.

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: 3:18am EDT 7/13/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: Parsons 2 W 13th
Room: 602
Date Range: 1/24/2024 - 5/8/2024