Parsons Festival 2012 Events

May 1, 2012 - June 1, 2012
Parsons Festival 2012
May 1, 2012 - May 20, 2012 9:00 a.m.
Parsons Festival 2012 showcases extraordinary work by students from the full range of Parsons' programs. See firsthand the innovative, diverse work of tomorrow’s leaders in the world of art and design by attending thesis exhibitions, lectures, and special events throughout most of May. For more information, including a complete calendar of events, visit www.newschool.edu/parsons/festival. ...

Parsons Fashion Benefit Show - Livestream
May 1, 2012 12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: Parsons Fashion Benefit, Tuesday, May 1, 2012, Pier 60, Chelsea Piers. Runway Fashion Show: 12:00 noon and 7:00 p.m. (Live Stream Viewing from 12:00-2:00 p.m. and 7:00-10:00 p.m, 66 Fifth Avenue, Aronson Galleries). Ticketed Fundraiser: 6:00-10:00 p.m. The benefit spotlights work by graduating students of Parsons' fashion programs and raises funds for scholarships across Parsons. The event celebrates the launch of Parsons' Fashion Design program, which has educated...

Parsons Fashion Show
May 1, 2012 12:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: The annual Parsons Fashion Show, hosted this year by Parsons alumna Carlie Cushnie and Michelle Ochs of Cushnie et Ochs, presents a runway show of the top collections of the graduating class of the Parsons BFA Fashion Show, as well as an installation of work by students in the BFA, AAS and MFA fashion programs. The runway show has helped launch the careers of some of the school's most talented alumni, including Marc Jacobs ’84 and Jack McCollough ’02 and Lazaro Her...

Coloring Fashion: A Seminar on Natural and Synthetic Dye in Textiles Today [FASHION]
May 4, 2012 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: This one-day seminar and panel discussion brings together international experts from several fields to discuss economic, environmental, and socially sustainable improvements in the design of fashion and textile industries. This event is supported by grants from the Provost office Academic Events Fund and the School of Fashion, and is organized by faculty, Tamara Albu, David Goldsmith, and Luciana Scrutchen.This event is part of Parsons Festival 2012.View Larger Map...

BFA Product Design Flat-Pack Chair Design Exhibition [SCE]
May 5, 2012 - May 20, 2012 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: Parsons' Product Design Flat-Pack Studio, led by faculty member Mark Bechtel, challenged students to design a piece of furniture that would flat-pack to fit within the dimensions of a UPS box or tube. The project includes the design and construction of a full-scale working furniture prototype, the packaging, and an assembly manual. Final projects were shipped to Blu Dot SoHo, where they were assembled and reviewed by a jury of critics.Opening Reception: Saturday, M...

MFA Design and Technology Exhibition [AMT]
May 5, 2012 - May 20, 2012 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: A two-week gallery exhibition featuring installations and performances, objects and apps, games and video, and interactive experiences that explore the dynamic role of technology in our current lives. These 80 projects represent a unique convergence of effort designed to explore issues related to technology--including its value. We invoke the playful, the informative, the employering, the critical, and the subersive to investigate emerging issues and provoke discus...

BFA Fine Arts Show [AMT]
May 5, 2012 - May 20, 2012 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: The graduating senior class of 2012 presents an exhibition of selections from their final thesis projects. The culmination of a full year of individualized studio practice, their projects span the gamut from new media projects tracking avatars in Second Life to knitted webs for architectural spaces, from painting to performance. Students present live performances during the event. Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 6:30-8:30pmPlease note the Aronson Galler...

BFA Product Design Flat-Pack Chair Design Exhibition - Opening Reception [SCE]
May 5, 2012 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: Parsons' Product Design Flat-Pack Studio, led by faculty member Mark Bechtel, challenged students to design a piece of furniture that would flat-pack to fit within the dimensions of a UPS box or tube. The project includes the design and construction of a full-scale working furniture prototype, the packaging, and an assembly manual. Final projects were shipped to Blu Dot SoHo, where they were assembled and reviewed by a jury of critics.  This event is part of Parson...

MFA Design and Technology Exhibition - Opening Reception [AMT]
May 6, 2012 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: A two-week gallery exhibition featuring installations and performances, objects and apps, games and video, and interactive experiences that explore the dynamic role of technology in our current lives. These 80 projects represent a unique convergence of effort designed to explore issues related to technology--including its value. We invoke the playful, the informative, the employering, the critical, and the subersive to investigate emerging issues and provoke discus...

MFA Photography: Parts & Labor II [AMT]
May 7, 2012 - May 20, 2012 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: This exhibition features works by first and second year MFA Photography students. The program seeks to redefine the creative role of photographer within contemporary culture. As illustrated by this exhibition, these pieces represent a wide range of interests, inquiries, methodologies, and approaches. The artwork presented by these emerging photographic artists push the boundaries of the medium and the limits of creative vision. Included in this exhibition are works...

“_(City)_” Poster Installation: California College of the Arts with Parsons The New School for Design [AMT]
May 7, 2012 - May 20, 2012 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: Responding to the notion of “living and creating within a specific city,” students from Parsons The New School for Design (in New York City) and California College of the Arts (in San Francisco) collaborated on a poster project informed by interviews between assigned partners from each school on their subjective viewpoint of their host “_(city)_” while attending art college. Each CCA student designed 50 percent of the poster artwork after selecting a question, answ...

The Participatory City: Interface-Public Space Workshop with IBM City Forward [AMT]
May 7, 2012 - May 20, 2012 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: Selected students exhibit work produced in a collaborative research and design workshop that investigates the future of public space through the development of physical and digital interfaces for community participation with the City Forward platform of city data. The results of this workshop will also be made available in an IBM publication and website.Opening Reception: Friday, May 11, 2012, 6:30-9:00pmThis event is part of Parsons Festival 2012.  View Larger Map...

Bike Task Force: An Installation On Urban Sustainability [AMT]
May 7, 2012 - May 20, 2012 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: Students working with the Sustainability Committee, which oversees the Green Fund at The New School, present an exhibit/installation that uses the bicycle to visualize and communicate ideas about energy and energy use.Opening Reception: Friday, May 11, 2012, 6:30-9:00 p.m. This event is part of Parsons Festival 2012.View Larger Map...

Parsons Scholars Exhibition [SUMMER, PRE-COLLEGE ACADEMY, AND CONTINUING EDUCATION]
May 7, 2012 - May 20, 2012 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: The Parsons Scholars Program is a three-year college preparation program in art and design for high school students from New York City public schools. This exhibit showcases the work of students at each stage of this program, spanning a variety of art and design disciplines. A presentation of the Senior Capstone Project precedes the exhibit. Students present work produced in collaboration with the organization Beyond Bullets, which uses documentary films to educate...

BFA Illustration Show [AMT]
May 7, 2012 - May 20, 2012 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: This exhibit presents work by students in the senior year of the Illustration program. The pieces exhibited lend themselves to a wide variety of careers, such as editorial illustration, comics and graphic novels, picture books, motion graphics and animation, toy and product design, and gallery art.Opening Reception: Friday, May 11, 2012, 6:30-9:00 p.m.This event is part of Parsons Festival 2012.View Larger Map?...

Sustainable Design: Videos of Student Work From BFA Integrated Design [SDS]
May 7, 2012 - May 20, 2012 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: On display are a series of videos featuring a range of core projects by students in Parsons' BFA Integrated Design program.This event is part of Parsons Festival 2012.  View Larger Map...

BFA Communication Design and BFA Design and Technology Thesis Shows [AMT]
May 7, 2012 - May 20, 2012 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: See the work of more than a hundred graduating BFA Communication Design and Design and Technology students. Projects address a wide range of practical and theoretical concerns across a variety of media, inflected with their shared optimism about the role of design in a global context.Opening Reception: Friday, May 11, 2012, 5:30-8:00pmThis event is part of Parsons Festival 2012.View Larger Map...

Printmaking Senior Show [AMT]
May 7, 2012 - May 20, 2012 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: "Make Readies" is an exhibition that spotlights handmade prints and hand crafted books made by the printmaking students at Parsons. The term "make ready" typically refers to proofs that incorporate all the preparations needed to produce a print, including image placement, color, and impression quality. This exhibit is a selection of lithographs, etchings, relief prints, books, and silkscreens that shows insight into the diversity of the printmaking processes, as ...

AAS Graphic Design Show [AMT]
May 7, 2012 - May 20, 2012 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: The Parsons AAS Graphic Design program is a fast-track approach to creating 
world-class design thinkers. Its graduates go on to work in major design 
firms and companies throughout the world, including Chermayeff & Geismar, Pentagram, the New York Times Corp., Random
 House, Nylon magazine, and V magazine, among others. The AAS Graphic Design exhibition highlights the best work from 2010,
 2011, and 2012.Opening reception: Friday, May 11, 2012, 6:30-9:00 p.m.This ...

MFA Transdisciplinary Design Symposium and Workshops [SDS]
May 7, 2012 - May 11, 2012 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: Each day a distinct symposium and workshop, run by graduate students and outside experts, explores different issues relevant to transdisciplinary design.This is part of Parsons Festival 2012.View Larger Map...

BFA Communication Design and BFA Design and Technology Final Critiques [AMT]
May 7, 2012 - May 11, 2012 12:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: Students show and critique their work from a variety of classes across the School of Art, Media, and Technology. Open to the public. For location, please visit: http://amt.parsons.edu/2012/05/07/invitation-open-critiques-in-bfa-cd-and-bfa-dt/This event is part of Parsons Festival 2012...

Design Mix: A Parsons Alumni and Student Networking Event
May 9, 2012 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: Design Mix is a networking event that brings together Parsons alumni and students working in creative industries—designers, editors, bloggers, stylists, business executives and entrepreneurs—to meet one another and build community. Please RSVP to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ParsonsDesignMix.This event is part of Parsons Festival 2012.View Larger Map...

BFA Photography Show [AMT]
May 10, 2012 - May 20, 2012 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: Parsons The New School for Design and Calumet present an exhibition of photographs, installations, video projections, and magazine and book displays by graduates of Parsons' BFA Photography program, which challenges students to use analog and digital technology to create bodies of work influenced by film, design, fine art, video, and sound. For more information, visit www.newschool.edu/parsons/bfa-photography. Opening Reception: Thursday, May 10, 2012, 6:00-8:30 p...

Graduate Student Symposium [ADHT]
May 10, 2012 - May 11, 2012 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: This symposium highlights a diverse sampling of student research on decorative arts history, fashion studies and history, and design studies and theory. The event promotes lively scholarly presentation and constructive dialogue on current research in these fields by bringing together scholars from the MA History of Decorative Arts and Design and MA Fashion Studies graduate programs and students to view and discuss the work of their colleagues.Symposium Schedule:htt...

Graduate Student Symposium - Opening Reception [ADHT]
May 10, 2012 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: This symposium highlights a diverse sampling of student research on decorative arts history, fashion studies and history, and design studies and theory. The event promotes lively scholarly presentation and constructive dialogue on current research in these fields by bringing together scholars from the MA History of Decorative Arts and Design and MA Fashion Studies graduate programs and students to view and discuss the work of their colleagues.This event is part of ...

BFA Photography Show - Opening Reception [AMT]
May 10, 2012 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: Parsons The New School for Design and Calumet present an exhibition of photographs, installations, video projections, and magazine and book displays by graduates of Parsons' BFA Photography program, which challenges students to use analog and digital technology to create bodies of work influenced by film, design, fine art, video, and sound. For more information, visit www.newschool.edu/parsons/bfa-photography. This event is part of Parsons Festival 2012.View Large...

MFA Fine Arts Show - Opening Reception [AMT]
May 10, 2012 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: The MFA Fine Arts program at Parsons is proud to present the 2012 MFA Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition at The Kitchen in Chelsea. A reception is scheduled for May 10, from 7:00-9:00 p.m., and the exhibition is on view from May 11-19. Hours: Tues.-Fri. 12 noon-6:00 p.m.; Sat. 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Parsons' MFA Fine Arts program is a cross-disciplinary master's degree program; student practices span a wide range of genres and fields of research.This year’s exhibition is cu...

Sidewalk [SDS]
May 11, 2012 - May 13, 2012 12:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012:  Presented by the BS Urban Design program and Art in Odd Places (AiOP), Sidewalk is a three-day street festival taking place on 14th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues. For the festival program, independent curator Edwin Ramoran and a panel of artists and faculty members have selected urban interventions, performances, audio and digital pieces, and new inventive practices that consider the theme "MODEL." Interpretations of the theme may include--but ar...

MFA Fine Arts Show [AMT]
May 11, 2012 - May 18, 2012 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: The MFA Fine Arts program at Parsons is proud to present the 2012 MFA Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition at The Kitchen in Chelsea. A reception is scheduled for May 10, from 7:00-9:00 p.m., and the exhibition is on view from May 11-19. Hours: Tues.-Fri. 12 noon-6:00 p.m.; Sat. 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Parsons' MFA Fine Arts program is a cross-disciplinary master's degree program; student practices span a wide range of genres and fields of research. This year’s exhibitio...

BFA Fine Arts Open Studios [AMT]
May 11, 2012 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: BFA Fine Arts students open their studios so that visitors can see work and processes and meet the artists themselves.Opening Reception: Friday, May 11, 2012, 5:00-8:00p.m. This event is part of Parsons Festival 2012. View Larger Map...

BFA Communication Design and BFA Design and Technology Thesis Shows - Opening Reception [AMT]
May 11, 2012 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: See the work of more than a hundred graduating BFA Communication Design and Design and Technology students. Projects address a wide range of practical and theoretical concerns across a variety of media, inflected with their shared optimism about the role of design in a global context. Refreshments will be served.Blick Art Materials will be providing exclusive discounts, product samples, and prizes on Friday, 5/11 from 5:30-9:00 p.m. on the 6th floor. Stop by for yo...

“_(City)_” Poster Installation: California College of the Arts with Parsons The New School for Design - Opening Reception [AMT]
May 11, 2012 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: Responding to the notion of “living and creating within a specific city,” students from Parsons The New School for Design (in New York City) and California College of the Arts (in San Francisco) collaborated on a poster project informed by interviews between assigned partners from each school on their subjective viewpoint of their host “_(city)_” while attending art college. Each CCA student designed 50 percent of the poster artwork after selecting a question, answ...

BFA Illustration Show - Opening Reception [AMT]
May 11, 2012 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: This exhibit presents work by students in the senior year of the Illustration program. The pieces exhibited lend themselves to a wide variety of careers, such as editorial illustration, comics and graphic novels, picture books, motion graphics and animation, toy and product design, and gallery art. Blick Art Materials will be providing exclusive discounts, product samples, and prizes on Friday, 5/11 from 5:30-9:00p.m. on the 6th floor. Stop by for yours!This event...

Printmaking Senior Show - Opening Reception [AMT]
May 11, 2012 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: "Make Readies" is an exhibition that spotlights handmade prints and hand crafted books made by the printmaking students at Parsons. The term "make ready" typically refers to proofs that incorporate all the preparations needed to produce a print, including image placement, color, and impression quality. This exhibit is a selection of lithographs, etchings, relief prints, books, and silkscreens that shows insight into the diversity of the printmaking processes, as we...

The Participatory City: Interface-Public Space Workshop with IBM City Forward - Opening Reception [AMT]
May 11, 2012 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: Selected students exhibit work produced in a collaborative research and design workshop that investigates the future of public space through the development of physical and digital interfaces for community participation with the City Forward platform of city data. The results of this workshop will also be made available in an IBM publication and website. This event is part of Parsons Festival 2012.View Larger Map...

Bike Task Force: An Installation On Urban Sustainability - Opening Reception [AMT]
May 11, 2012 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: Students working with the Sustainability Committee, which oversees the Green Fund at The New School, present an exhibit/installation that uses the bicycle to visualize and communicate ideas about energy and energy use.   This event is part of Parsons Festival 2012.View Larger Map...

AAS Graphic Design Show - Opening Reception [AMT]
May 11, 2012 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: The Parsons AAS Graphic Design program is a fast-track approach to creating 
world-class design thinkers. Its graduates go on to work in major design 
firms and companies throughout the world, including Chermayeff & Geismar, Pentagram, the New York Times Corp., Random
 House, Nylon magazine, and V magazine, among others. The AAS Graphic Design exhibition highlights the best work from 2010,
 2011, and 2012. This event is part of Parsons Festival 2012.View Larger Map...

INTERACT: a Forum on Collaboration, Civic Engagement, and Social Innovation
May 12, 2012 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: This all-day forum explores cross-divisional civic engagement and social innovation 2011-2012 activities that incorporate art and design. Investigating the complexities of establishing resilient collaborations with community partners, public sector agencies and institutions in collaborative education-based projects will be the focus of the day’s discussions.This forum is co-sponsored by the Parsons Dean’s Office and the University-wide Social Innovation Initiative...

Five Sixty 7th Exhibition 2012 [FASHION]
May 12, 2012 - May 20, 2012 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: The School of Fashion at Parsons presents an exhibition of thesis work from across the fashion disciplines including menswear, women’s wear, children’s wear, accessories, and multimedia installations. Selected sponsored projects are also on view, including Allen Edmonds, Amicale, Coach, Swarovski ©, Saga Furs, Solstiss, and The Shoe Polytechnic.This event is part of Parsons Festival 2012.View Larger Map...

Parsons Scholars Presentation [SUMMER, PRE-COLLEGE ACADEMY, AND CONTINUING EDUCATION]
May 12, 2012 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: The Parsons Scholars Program is a three-year college preparation program in art and design for high school students from New York City public schools. This exhibit showcases the work of students at each stage of this program, spanning a variety of art and design disciplines.A presentation of the Senior Capstone Project precedes the exhibit. Students present work produced in collaboration with the organization Beyond Bullets, which uses documentary films to educate ...

Parsons Scholars Exhibition - Opening Reception [SUMMER, PRE-COLLEGE ACADEMY, AND CONTINUING EDUCATION]
May 12, 2012 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: The Parsons Scholars Program is a three-year college preparation program in art and design for high school students from New York City public schools. This exhibit showcases the work of students at each stage of this program, spanning a variety of art and design disciplines. A presentation of the Senior Capstone Project precedes the exhibit. Students present work produced in collaboration with the organization Beyond Bullets, which uses documentary films to educate...

BFA Student Film Screenings and Typeface, a Documentary [AMT]
May 14, 2012 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: STUDENT FILM SCREENINGS9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Seniors in the BFA Communication Design, Illustration, and Design and Technology programs show animations, motion graphics, and videos. Modes range from the documentary and narrative to the experimental and just plain fun.TYPEFACE, A DOCUMENTARY1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. The BFA Communication Design and Illustration programs present the NYC premiere of Kartemquin Films' Typeface. This documentary explores the twilight of an a...

Service Design [SDS]
May 14, 2012 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: Students discuss the work they developed in Service City courses, carried out in partnership with the Housing Preservation and Development agency. Officials from the agency and other guests participate.This event is part of Parsons Festival 2012.View Larger Map...

BFA Communication Design And BFA Design And Technology Screening [AMT]
May 14, 2012 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: Narrative shorts, documentary, animation, kinetic type, sound, performance and experimental videos from BFA Communication Design, and Design and Technology first year students.This event is part of Parsons Festival 2012.View Larger Map...

MFA Photography: Parts & Labor II - Opening Reception [AMT]
May 14, 2012 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: This exhibition features works by first and second year MFA Photography students. The program seeks to redefine the creative role of photographer within contemporary culture. As illustrated by this exhibition, these pieces represent a wide range of interests, inquiries, methodologies, and approaches. The artwork presented by these emerging photographic artists push the boundaries of the medium and the limits of creative vision. Included in this exhibition are works...

MFA Design and Technology Thesis Symposium [AMT]
May 15, 2012 - May 16, 2012 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: A two-week gallery exhibition featuring installations and performances, objects and apps, games and video, and interactive experiences that explore the dynamic role of technology in our current lives. These 80 projects represent a unique convergence of effort designed to explore issues related to technology--including its value. We invoke the playful, the informative, the employering, the critical, and the subersive to investigate emerging issues and provoke discus...

BFA Illustration Projects Presentation [AMT]
May 15, 2012 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: Illustration seniors give brief (three-minute) slide presentations about their work, ideas, and artistic progression. After each presentation, a panel of guest critics engage the graduating senior in a short Q & A.This event is part of Parsons Festival 2012.View Larger Map...

Thesis Exhibition—Architecture, Interior Design, Lighting Design, and Product Design [SCE]
May 15, 2012 - May 20, 2012 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: This exhibition of graduating students’ work includes drawings, models, and prototypes from the architecture, interior design, lighting design, and product design programs at Parsons. The exhibition takes place in the studio space created by the Parsons Design Workshop—its signature design-build program—where work desks and adjacent spaces convert to exhibition space. Opening Reception: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 6:00-8:00 p.m.  This event is part of Parsons Festival 20...

Year in Review: Pecha Kucha [SCE]
May 15, 2012 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: The School of Constructed Environments at Parsons celebrates the year with an informal Pecha Kucha-style presentation of the year's most important work from its graduate, undergraduate, and associate's programs, as well as special Project Labs such as the Design Workshop and the Empowerhouse Solar Decathlon projects.This event is part of Parsons Festival 2012.View Larger Map...

Strategizing Design Transformations [SDS]
May 15, 2012 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: “Strategizing Design II: Transformation” follows on the heels on an extremely successful inaugural event in 2011, Strategizing Design, as part of the annual Parsons Festival. This year’s event interrogates some of the themes in the School of Design Strategies, a unique and experimental educational environment at The New School.If the provocative question is, “What can design strategies do?”, then one powerful answer is, “transformation.” A distinguished interdis...

Thesis Exhibition—Architecture, Interior Design, Lighting Design, and Product Design - Opening Reception [SCE]
May 15, 2012 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: This exhibition of graduating students’ work includes drawings, models, and prototypes from the architecture, interior design, lighting design, and product design programs at Parsons. The exhibition takes place in the studio space created by the Parsons Design Workshop—its signature design-build program—where work desks and adjacent spaces convert to exhibition space. This event is part of Parsons Festival 2012.View Larger Map...

New Ventures [SDS]
May 16, 2012 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: Participants of The School of Design Strategies, BBA Design and Management: Entrepreneurial Ventures Panel discuss business development projects by students in Parsons' BBA Design and Management program. A full range of work, from posters to prototypes, will be examined.This event is part of Parsons Festival 2012.View Larger Map...

Integration of Design and Research [SDS]
May 16, 2012 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: Although grounded in different theoretical frameworks, research and design processes can be difficult to distinguish in practice. This is particularly true in the context of strategic initiatives, where efforts to model the future require the comparison of alternate perspectives on present conditions. Much of the work produced by students in the Design and Management program deals such strategies, and many interesting ways to integrate research and design methodolo...

BFA Integrated Design Senior Show [SDS]
May 16, 2012 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: This exhibition presents senior works from the BFA Integrated Design program. The exhibition continues at 2 West 13th Street in room 602 and 603 from 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.This event is part of Parsons Festival 2012. View Larger Map...

BFA Fine Arts Show - Opening Reception [AMT]
May 16, 2012 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: The graduating senior class of 2012 presents an exhibition of selections from their final thesis projects. The culmination of a full year of individualized studio practice, their projects span the gamut from new media projects tracking avatars in Second Life to knitted webs for architectural spaces, from painting to performance. Students present live performances during the event. This event is part of Parsons Festival 2012.View Larger Map...

From A to B and Back Again, Again (Dialogue 3: Service) [AMT]
May 16, 2012 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012:  On the one hand, designers in droves are trying new ways to abandon the practice of serving clients and moving towards serving customers/users/audience instead. At the same time we're seeing a resurgence of craft - designers finding meaning and seklf-repect in being artisinal service provider. As always graphic design anxiously lags behind, torn between between contradictory desires for avant garde practice, social-relevance, white collar status, and success. Join...

WantedDesign's Design Students Challenge
May 19, 2012 - May 20, 2012 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: WantedDesign, an New York organization created as a platform for design events, launches “Design Students Challenge” at this year's International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF). Over the course of three days, design students from the United States and France will use one material, computer software, and a Trotec laser cutting machine to fabricate a lighting device of their own invention. At the end of three days, designs will be presented and judged by the publ...

Cindy Sherman: From 1975 To Now
May 21, 2012 6:30 p.m.
On the occasion of the Cindy Sherman retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the publication of Cindy Sherman: The Early Work, 1975-1977, Catalogue Raisonné, this lecture will cover Sherman’s career from the very beginning to the present. ...

Temporary Space Studio with Carnegie Fabrics at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair [SCE]
May 22, 2012 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: Students examine the relatively underexplored realm of designing space with soft structures in a collaborative installation at the 2012 International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) for an exhibit sponsored by Carnegie Fabrics. This project is the culmination of the course taught by Moorhead and Moorhead using Xorel, a Cradle to Cradle certified textile invented by Carnegie Fabrics.This event is part of Parsons Festival 2012.View Larger Map...

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