UTransLab Designed Realities 2

University Liberal Arts: University Lecture Program

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

UTransLab Designed Realities 2

Spring 2019

Taught By: Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby

Section: B

CRN: 4221

Credits: 3

The main focus of the Designed Realities UTransLab is on understanding, challenging and offering new examples of how alternative visions can be developed and presented through design and critical thinking in ways that provoke thought rather than communicate a vision of how things will or should be. It does this by experimenting with and developing alternative world views materialized through design, video, photography, image making, objects or writing. Students can work in teams or individually. The studio is a place for sharing ideas about alternatives. A place where design, policy, social theory, and media can serve as a catalysts for interdisciplinary imagining and social dreaming. A platform for exploring new roles for design and new forms of critical engagement that mutate and emerge through contact with other disciplines grappling with the problem of "what should be done when nothing can be done". It places emphasis on invention, imagination, unreality, critique and speculation. An important focus of the studio is exploring new ways of presenting designed realities (provocative futures, parallel realities, alternative worlds) that go beyond the hackneyed design languages used in corporate futures and science fiction which put many people off fully engaging with technological futures. It draws on aesthetic innovations developed in various fields of fine art, tactical media, radical advocacy, and utopian political theory. Taught by Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby, the studio has two parts. Section A (UTNS 5108) consists of a 5 day Winter Break intensive, while Section B (UTNS 5106) takes the form of a weekly 3 hour class during the Spring Semester. Students should take both parts of the course. Students can either develop an entirely new project in response to a set brief or explore an aspect of their ongoing thesis work, for example experimenting with new conceptual lenses, methods or media. Please email designedrealities@newschool.edu if you would like to register for this course and include a brief outline of your motivation for taking the class, a PDF of project work or a link to a portfolio website, or writing sample.

College: University Liberal Arts (UL)

Department: University Lecture Program (ULIB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 25

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: 4:41pm 6/18/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:45pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 906

Date Range: 1/28/2019 - 5/13/2019