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Mobility: The Twenty-Second Annual Parsons/Cooper-Hewitt Graduate Student
Symposium will feature a keynote address by Prof. Edward Cooke of Yale University, and papers
delivered by graduate students and faculty from universities around the US and
See full conference schedule here.
has become one of the defining traits of the age: new modes of living and
transportation have created increasingly mobile lifestyles, aided by mobile
communications networks, cultural products can move and spread across the globe
with ease, and changing climate conditions are forcing relocations and
rethinking of building patterns. On the individual scale, designers have worked
with transformable and reusable products, or to help make individuals more
mobile. The symposium will explore various aspects of mobility in the
decorative arts and design -- on macro and micro scales, from literal to
The Symposium is sponsored by the MA
Program in the History of Decorative Arts and Design, School of Art and Design
History and Theory, Parsons The New School for Design in conjunction with: Cooper-Hewitt,
National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution with the additional support of:
donations to the Catherine Hoover Voorsanger memorial fund.