Design 2: Temporary Works
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Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Design Strategies
Department: Urban Design
Course Number: PUUD 2820
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
This course will be an investigation of the continual rebuilding of cities as an important environmental process where design can have a greater role. In particular this class will explore how the process of reconstruction can become a participatory space. Often the promise of construction sites keeps neighborhoods in a holding pattern while they wait for future buildings, parks and infrastructure to be completed. This class will ask, how can these very dynamic but dead construction sites become truly imaginative? Students will aim to overlay or rethread the requirements of safety and security with that of attraction, curiosity and anticipation. Traffic detours, scaffoldings, sidewalk closures, orange cones, jersey barriers, loud drilling, and trash dumpsters challenge workers, residents and visitors daily. To engage this, students will consider ideas such as repurposing materials, flexible programming, digital interaction and physical urban interventions.
Open to: All university undergraduate degree non-freshman students. Completion of 3D, Foundation Lab, Ecological Communication Design or Urban Design 1: Street Life recommended.
Open to Undergraduate students.