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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Constructed Environments
Department: Constructed Environments
Course Number: PSCE 5056
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
As part of an ongoing exchange between The New School and arts organizations in Cambodia under the rubric of “The Living Arts City”, http://sce.parsons.edu/livingartscity/ this seminar will engage SaSa Arts Project http://www.sasaart.info/about.htm and their artist residency in The White Building in Phnom Penh. http://www.whitebuilding.org/ The White Building is a ¾ Kilometer long housing project built in the 1960s that was informally occupied in 1979 by refugees returning to the city at the end of the era of the Khmer Rouge. Global Exchange is a laboratory at the intersection of art, architecture, urbanism, social sciences, media design and design & technology with the intention of identifying, studying and testing transdisciplinary and design activist tools, methods and theories to enrich cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural knowledge. Central to the course are collaborative and informal learning experiences with ongoing external partnerships working through a wide range of urban issues within the discourse of non-government organization practice for whom students will develop immediate and practical design solutions. This seminar/studio elective will prototype an open knowledge production framework, where students from various programs can work collaboratively to study and engage with the city made by and for its residents.
Course Open to: Degree Students
Pre-requisite(s): None. Open to: All university graduate degree students; upper level undergraduate students with permission.
Open to Graduate students.