Design for this Century



One of the recitation leaders for the graduate course Design for this Century at Parsons School of Design during fall of 2016.

The course is an introduction to thinking critically and affirmatively toward designing and working with technology in the epoch that is now emerging around us. This course addresses the potential roles of art, design and technology in the 21st century, as well as key issues that people will contend with while working in these disciplines.

We discussed challenges and concepts that creative people should be familiar with at each of these three levels:

Individual level
identity, representation, power, resistance

Systems level
smart cities, biospheres, networks

Global level
privacy, war, anthropocene