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Division: Parsons The New School for Design
Department: Parsons First Year
Course Number: PUFY 1100
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus, Paris campus
Permission Required: No
This course surveys, from multiple perspectives, the sources of energy used when designing better futures. Through a combination of lectures, seminars, fieldwork and experiments, students will be introduced to the physics, chemistry and biology of energy, and how these principles translate to our everyday experiences of food, devices, clothes, rooms, buildings, transport and cities, and more. Students will learn about issues surrounding societal energy sources, such as the pollution associated with their production and use, risks of climate change, and the challenges associated with infrastructural dependence on dwindling supplies. Students will focus on the energy systems associated with particular kinds of designing and through assignments that combine research, writing and making to discover how these systems impact the practices of art and design.
Open to: Parsons First Year students, and others, space provided.
Open to Undergraduate students.
Open to Paris students.