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 2021

Taught By: Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby

Section: B

CRN: 7521

Credits: 3

Taught by designers Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby, the Designed Realities UTransLab aims to stretch the imagination in ways that not only help to reimagine how things might be otherwise, but also, to question the way we think about reality and our relationship to it. It does this by experimenting with and developing different ways of seeing the world made tangible through design, video, photography, images, objects or experimental writing. An important focus of the lab is exploring new ways of representing designed realities (provocative futures, parallel worlds, alternative realities, and so on), that go beyond the hackneyed design languages and tropes of futures thinking and mainstream science fiction in order to stimulate further imagining rather than communicating a vision of how things will, or should be. Students can either develop an entirely new project in response to a set brief or explore an aspect of their ongoing thesis or research work, for example by experimenting with new conceptual lenses, methods or media. Students can work in teams or individually. The studio is in 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. For a glimpse of previous work and related ideas, please visit www.designedrealities.org 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, a link to a portfolio website, or a writing sample.

College: University Liberal Arts (UL)

Department: University Lecture Program (ULIB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Studio (S)

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: 12:31pm 10/31/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

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