- 4:30 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
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.