Social Space and Living Space in Transition
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Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art and Design History and Theory
Department: Art and Design History
Course Number: PLSD 4002
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
This seminar builds on the interplay of home, culture, and family structure. Students explore how "Home" came to look and function the way it does; and why the design and the meaning of "Home" will continue to change into the 21st Century. The first half of this senior seminar examines the meaning of "Home" at different points in time, and compares form and function of "Home" in other cultures. The second part of the seminar looks at the impact of globalization on home design, and pinpoints social and demographic trends which are reshaping the design of "Home". Some of these social and demographic trends include "The Age Wave," the growing popularity of the home office, twixters who still live at home, divorce and remarriage, and "The Quest For Community". Students will read three books on aspects of social space and living space in transition. In addition, this seminar draws upon examples from art, advertising, architecture and urban planning to better understand new meanings of "Home". Pathway: Spatial Design Studies
Course Open to: Degree Students
Open to: All university undergraduate degree students. Pre-requisite(s): first-year university writing course and at least two prior history or methods course in art, media, film, or visual culture. One of these courses should be 3000-level.