space / materiality

space / materiality


Learn through firsthand experience in Parsons’ modeling facilities and hybrid studio/shop classrooms. In this studio course, you explore concepts such as malleability, weight, texture, color, durability, smell, sound, taste, life cycle, and ecological impacts through a wide variety of projects that privilege the close relationship of making to thinking. Other areas of inquiry range from space formation to environmental psychology to object exploration to discover how materials and their uses shape meaning. Discussion, critique, and written responses will help you to participate in idea sharing and understand your work in historical and cultural contexts.
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student work

Cassandra Yu "Downward-facing Dog" Cassandra Yu

Cassandra Yu "Downward-facing Dog"

Qiuhong Yu "Integrated Cultural Self-portrait in Tile" Qiuhong Yu

Qiuhong Yu "Integrated Cultural Self-portrait in Tile"

Jessica Tan "Integrated Cultural Self Portrait in Tile" Jessica Tan

Jessica Tan "Integrated Cultural Self Portrait in Tile"

River Marquardt "Personal Exoskeleton" River Marquardt

River Marquardt "Personal Exoskeleton"

Amber Li "Technology Paradox" Amber Li

Amber Li "Technology Paradox"

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