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Day 1-Design and Mobility: The Twenty-Second Annual Parsons/Cooper-Hewitt Graduate Student Symposium on the Decorative Arts and Design

5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Design and 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 UK.

See full conference schedule here.

Mobility 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  metaphoric perspectives.

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.

 

Location:

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor

Admission:
Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served




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