Transdisciplinary Design Seminar 2
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Level: Graduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Design Strategies
Department: Transdisciplinary Design
Course Number: PGTD 5010
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Transdisciplinary Design
  • Design
This advanced seminar explores contemporary topics in transdisciplinary design with an emphasis on how transdisciplinary designers define their practice in relation to traditional design fields. Is transdisciplinary design simply an alternative methodology or does it pose critical questions that challenge the specialization of traditional design? How does transdisciplinary design fit within the field of design and how might it evolve? This course works with the Thesis Project course to encourage students to think about the central aspects of the practice of transdisciplinary design. Students are expected to frame their projects in terms of larger cultural, political, and technological shifts. By critically reflecting on their own design processes, students articulate how their practices relate to traditional design and to emerging opportunities. The aim is not only to strengthen students’ thesis projects, but also to allow them to discover what makes them transdisciplinary.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: MFA in Transdisciplinary Design majors only. Pre-requisite(s): PGTD 5000 Transdisciplinary Design Seminar 1; PGTD 5230 Professional Communication. Co-requisite(s): PGTD 5201 Thesis Project.


Open to Graduate students.