Concept Work and Materialization

University Liberal Arts: University Lecture Program

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Concept Work & Materialization

Fall 2020

Taught By: Anthony Dunne, Fiona Raby, and Janet Roitman

Section: A

CRN: 8858

Credits: 3

This class will be taught by designers Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby and anthropologist Janet Roitman as part of The New School’s Integrative PhD Fellowship Programme. The seminar brings together two distinct but complementary modes of inquiry: 1) anthropological inquiry into forms of reasoning and 2) design practice that focuses on experimentation with material forms. The premise of the collaboration is that both modes of inquiry entail “concept work,” or attention to the ways that concepts both shape material practice and can be given form through material practice. The seminar will be project-centric. Students will be encouraged to bring a topic or theme to the class, which they will explore through a combination of lenses and approaches from the social sciences and design (i.e. text-based inquiry and inquiry through materialization). The structure will consist of three phases, based on an open-ended syllabus, to be developed with the members of the seminar depending on research interests and project proposals. Please email designedrealities@newschool.edu if you would like to request special consideration to register for this course.

College: University Liberal Arts (UL)

Department: University Lecture Program (ULIB)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 9

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

*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: 8:18am 9/24/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:30pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 8/31/2020 - 12/14/2020