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Message from the Dean

  • IMG - Susan Taylor LeducWelcome to Parsons Paris, an academic center located in a city that has inspired and enlightened creative thinkers for centuries. The city will become your campus as you develop a creative practice and investigate ways to apply art and design to the challenges of contemporary urban society.

    As dean, I share Parsons Paris’ local and global mission. Through courses and projects, our programs will draw on the patrimony of France and Europe, enabling you to explore the cultural and artisanal traditions that have long shaped the history of design, fashion, and art and, more recently, have contributed to emerging digital fields. To prepare you for professional creative work in complex cross-cultural settings, our curricula immerse you in projects in which you collaborate with peers and practitioners on urban-focused initiatives. And in accordance with current international design pedagogy, you will develop an understanding of environmentally and economically sustainable practices for your career as a scholar, leader, activist, artist, or designer of the 21st century.

    Our international faculty, community outreach programs, partnerships, and internship programs make Parsons Paris an ideal place to cultivate a transdisciplinary approach to art and design in global contexts. We hope your educational experience at Parsons Paris will allow you to consider Paris, in the words of Ernest Hemingway, “a moveable feast” that enriches your personal and professional endeavors.

    —Susan Taylor-Leduc
    Dean, Parsons Paris

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