Defining Place

Parsons School of Design: Parsons First Year

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Defining Place

Spring 2021

Taught By: Faculty TBA

Section: A

CRN: 3571

Credits: 3

Spaces become places through the combination of myriad material and immaterial characteristics. This class will introduce students to the concept of place attachment and foster the exploration of how the phenomenon of place manifests in the built environment. Though focused on interior environments, the concepts presented in this class will expose students to opportunities that can enrich any place-based work seeking to add meaning to human experience. Through a series of readings from authors like Tuan, Rybczynski, Alexander, and others, as well as case study analysis, students will gain an understanding of the different factors contributing to placemaking, and ultimately what transform spaces into meaning-filled places.

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)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 7, 2021 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: May 10, 2021 (Monday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 11:27am 10/27/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/25/2021 - 5/10/2021