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Recent student projects in Sensing the City

Students enroll in this course from a wide variety of majors, representing nearly all divisions of The New School--from Eugene Lang College and Parsons School of Design to the School of Public Engagement, Mannes School of Music, and the College of Performing Arts.  They are given wide latitude to design, develop, and execute a final project in a format of their choosing   Consequently, students produce a wonderful variety of projects that engage the topic of 'Sensing the City' in creative and powerful ways. The projects noted below are only a sample of this variety.  These are excerpts of the full projects, included for illustrative purposes, selected from student work in both New York and Parsons Paris.

Bodies in Urban Space:

An Exhibit of Ten Photographs

Subway Senosrium: Four Poems with Sketches


Senses of Belleville: A Fashion Collection in Four Parts

Sensing San Francisco: A Chinatown Childhood

Places Left Behind: Amritsar, Paris, New York

Highline Calm: An Interactive

Map and Guide


Infrastructure Affects: Life Under the BQE

Jackson Heights Sound and

Smell Sensory Map


Eau de Métro.  Scent, advertising posters, and video. 

Embroidered Bat -- found objects, cotton cloth, thread

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Layered Manhattan: 

Mapping Hidden Things

Woven Cities: Urban Transitions -- fabric collage.

The Touch of Hands -- video animation with soundtrack


Jardin des Plantes: A Sensory Guide and Workbook

Chicago's Union Stockyards: A Sensorial History

Proposal for Turning a Vacant

Lot into a Biophilic Garden

KTV, Chinatown Pool Hall: A Poetry Chapbook

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