Home-Making: Storytelling Through Form

Parsons School of Design: Parsons First Year

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Spring 2024
Taught By: Maya Samat
Section: A

CRN: 13780

Credits: 3

"Remember the sky that you were born under, know each of the star's stories." This quote by the Muscogee Creek Nation writer Joy Harjo implores us to remember where we come from. In this home-based studio, students will explore writing and making using the stuff of their own lives and lineages as inspiration. Together we will mine ancestral stories, land histories, objects, and dream symbols as we attempt to reassess and refashion our own ideas of home. Projects will include illustrated ancestor journals, dream and site-inspired triptychs, inherited rituals, and more. Through our experiments in language and form, we will begin to build new containers for the past and conjure novel visions of the future. The work of artists and writers such as Kara Walker and Ocean Vuong will serve as our storytelling guides.

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

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Parsons First Year (PUFY)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Synchronous

Max Enrollment: 18

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

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

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: 6:40pm EDT 4/19/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 1/25/2024 - 5/9/2024