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May 1, 2013 - June 1, 2013
The Future of Orchestral Garments
May 5, 2013 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Presented by Parsons The New School for Design in collaboration with Mannes College The New School for Music and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra...

Flat-Pack and Micro-Manufacturing Exhibition
May 7, 2013 - May 24, 2013 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Parsons’ BFA Product Design program presents an exhibition highlighting two key issues within contemporary design...

MFA Design and Technology Exhibition
May 8, 2013 - May 24, 2013 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
The MFA Design and Technology thesis exhibition features installations and performances, objects and apps, games and video, and interactive experiences that explore the dynamic role of technology in our lives...

Opening Reception: MFA Design and Technology Exhibition
May 8, 2013 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
The MFA Design and Technology thesis exhibition features installations and performances, objects and apps, games and video, and interactive experiences that explore the dynamic role of technology in our lives...

School of Art, Media, and Technology Annual 2013: Crossing Screens
May 9, 2013 - May 24, 2013 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
The School of Art, Media, and Technology Annual 2013, Crossing Screens, is a selection of art and design work addressing compelling issues through a broad range of practice by the 2013 senior class at Parsons' School of Art, Media, and Technology (AMT). Meet the new generation of artists and designers through this multimedia exhibition...

Opening Reception and Screenings: School of Art, Media, and Technology Annual 2013
May 9, 2013 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The School of Art, Media, and Technology Annual 2013, Crossing Screens, is a selection of art and design work addressing compelling issues through a broad range of practice by the 2013 senior class at Parsons' School of Art, Media, and Technology (AMT). Meet the new generation of artists and designers through this multimedia exhibition...

CreativeMornings @ Parsons: Seth Godin
May 10, 2013 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
CreativeMornings is a monthly breakfast lecture series, dubbed “TED for the rest of us” and founded by designer Tina Roth Eisenberg of the design blog swissmiss. CreativeMornings comes to Parsons The New School for Design for its May event, where best-selling author and entrepreneur Seth Godin will speak on the theme of "Backwards," as part of Parsons Festival 2013. Seth Godin's latest book, The Icarus Deception, takes a look at the end of the industrial economy and what happens next, challenging readers to approach their work as a form of art...

Portfolio Strategies Student Presentations - Day 1
May 10, 2013 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Short narrative portfolios are presented by undergraduate students in the School of Design Strategies’ Design and Management, Integrated Design, and Environmental Studies programs...

Transdisciplinary Design Workshop
May 10, 2013 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Graduate students and outside experts explore aspects of transdisciplinary design. This event is presented in conjunction with the School of Design Strategies exhibition, which includes thesis projects by graduating students in the MFA Transdisciplinary Design program...

School of Design Strategies Exhibition
May 10, 2013 - May 24, 2013 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
How can we use design thinking to promote change, to foster creativity, to envision the new urban? How can design be employed to improve or reimagine established systems, from fashion to health care to housing? In light of the diverse challenges facing modern societies, how can we use all of our abilities to effect change? The School of Design Strategies confronts questions like these through rigorous research and application. This exhibition presents outcomes of these practices...

Opening Reception: School of Design Strategies Exhibition
May 10, 2013 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
How can we use design thinking to promote change, to foster creativity, to envision the new urban? How can design be employed to improve or reimagine established systems, from fashion to health care to housing? In light of the diverse challenges facing modern societies, how can we use all of our abilities to effect change? The School of Design Strategies confronts questions like these through rigorous research and application. This exhibition presents outcomes of these practices...

Urban Design Exhibition and Presentations
May 11, 2013 - May 24, 2013 10:00 a.m.
Exhibition and presentations of work by Urban Design students...

gadgITERATION
May 11, 2013 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Turn trash to treasure! Experiment with interaction design! Children ages 11–13 and their families are invited to this fun multigenerational workshop. Come tinker with electronics using a simple, safe device called The Noisemaker...

Transdisciplinary Design Exhibition and Presentations
May 12, 2013 - May 24, 2013 10:00 a.m.
Exhibition and presentations of work by Transdisciplinary Design students.This event is part of Parsons Festival 2013: www.newschool.edu/parsons/festival.View Larger Map...

Parsons Scholars Exhibition
May 13, 2013 - May 24, 2013 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Parsons Scholars program is a three-year college preparatory program in art and design for high school students in New York City public schools. This exhibit showcases work created by students at each level of the program, spanning a variety of art and design disciplines. ...

MFA Photography Exhibition
May 13, 2013 - May 24, 2013 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
This exhibition features work by students in the MFA Photography program, which seeks to redefine the creative role of the photographer in contemporary culture. The work of these emerging artists extends the boundaries of the medium and the limits of creative vision...

Opening Reception: Flat-Pack and Micro-Manufacturing Exhibition
May 13, 2013 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Parsons’ BFA Product Design program presents an exhibition highlighting two key issues within contemporary design...

MS Strategic Design and Management Studio Exhibitions and Presentations - Day 1
May 14, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Exhibition and presentations of work by Strategic Design and Management students...

MFA Fashion Design and Society Exhibition
May 14, 2013 - May 24, 2013 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
This exhibition presents work by the graduating class of Parsons’ recently launched MFA in Fashion Design and Society, a selective graduate program for emerging designers initiated and supported by alumna Donna Karan...

MS Strategic Design and Management Studio Exhibitions and Presentations - Day 2
May 15, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
 Exhibition and presentations of work by Strategic Design and Management students. Tuesday, May 14, 9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.Wednesday, May 15, 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. This event is part of Parsons Festival 2013: www.newschool.edu/parsons/festival.View Larger Map...

School of Art and Design History and Theory Graduate Symposium
May 16, 2013 - May 17, 2013 10:30 a.m.
This symposium explores a range of student research on decorative arts and design history, fashion studies and history, and design studies and theory. The event features scholars from the MA History of Decorative Arts and Design, MA Fashion Studies, and MA Design Studies programs in the School of Art and Design History and Theory...

MFA Design and Technology Symposium
May 17, 2013 - May 18, 2013 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Please visit mfadt.parsons.edu for event schedule and details...

Temporary Environments
May 17, 2013 - May 20, 2013 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
On the floor of Wanted Design, Parsons students will create an experimental installation that explores paper as a material for the built environment. Led by architects Moorhead & Moorhead and sponsored by Homasote, the installation will be constructed of Homasote’s signature recycled fiberboard...

five sixty 7th Exhibition
May 17, 2013 - May 24, 2013 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
The School of Fashion at Parsons presents an exhibition of thesis work from a range of fashion disciplines, including menswear, womenswear, childrenswear, accessories, and multimedia installations...

Portfolio Strategies Student Presentations - Day 2
May 17, 2013 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Short narrative portfolios are presented by undergraduate students in the School of Design Strategies’ Design and Management, Integrated Design, and Environmental Studies programs...

Opening Reception: five sixty 7th Exhibition
May 17, 2013 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
The School of Fashion at Parsons presents an exhibition of thesis work from a range of fashion disciplines, including menswear, womenswear, childrenswear, accessories, and multimedia installations...

Opening Reception: MFA Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition
May 17, 2013 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The MFA Fine Arts program at Parsons is proud to present its 2013 thesis exhibition. The MFA in Fine Arts is a two-year program in which emerging artists develop the formal, intellectual, and conceptual dimensions of their work. This year’s exhibition is curated by Wendy Vogel and Jess Wilcox...

INTERACT 2013: A Forum on Civic Engagement and Sustainable Partnership
May 18, 2013 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
INTERACT 2013 is an all-day forum that examines co-creation as a central factor in developing successful relationships with external partners. Participants explore ways to structure and facilitate cross-divisional, multiyear collaborations to make them effective in reaching social justice goals. ...

WantedDesign
May 18, 2013 - May 20, 2013 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
For a second year, WantedDesign will host a transatlantic student design challenge, which will take place in real time at the event. Led by Parsons faculty members Mark Bechtel and Christian Schneider, students representing diverse design disciplines will work on teams to develop new products and systems that address one of the most valuable resources on the planet, our water supply, in the face of population explosions in megacities such as New York...

MFA Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition
May 18, 2013 - May 25, 2013 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
The MFA Fine Arts program at Parsons is proud to present its 2013 thesis exhibition. The MFA in Fine Arts is a two-year program in which emerging artists develop the formal, intellectual, and conceptual dimensions of their work. This year’s exhibition is curated by Wendy Vogel and Jess Wilcox...

Parsons Scholars Presentations and Reception
May 18, 2013 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
The Parsons Scholars program is a three-year college preparatory program in art and design for high school students in New York City public schools. Students present senior capstone projects produced as part of Sandy Storyline, a community-generated narrative of Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath aimed at building a more just and sustainable future...

Wasteless: A Collaboration with Poltrona Frau
May 18, 2013 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Parsons The New School for Design and Poltrona Frau, the world’s leading producer of luxury home furnishings, present an exhibition of work by Parsons product design students under the direction of faculty member and noted designer Andrea Ruggiero. Students were challenged to design and develop new objects using leather scraps collected over a period of two months at Poltrona Frau’s factory in Tolentino, Italy...

Thesis Screening: BFA Communication Design and BFA Design and Technology
May 21, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
BFA Communication Design and BFA Design and Technology seniors present narrative shorts and documentary, animation, kinetic type, sound, performance, and experimental videos...

BFA Photography Exhibition
May 21, 2013 - May 26, 2013 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Parsons The New School for Design and Milk Studios present an exhibition of photographs, installations, video projections, and magazine and book displays by graduating students in Parsons’ BFA Photography program...

BFA Fine Arts Exhibition
May 21, 2013 - May 24, 2013 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
This exhibition showcases the diverse work of the program’s 48 graduating seniors, including painting, sculpture, performance, photography, video, and installation...

School of Constructed Environments Exhibition
May 21, 2013 - May 24, 2013 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
This exhibition presents drawings, models, and prototypes created by graduating students of the Architecture, Interior Design, Lighting Design, and Product Design programs at Parsons. ...

Design and Management Symposium: The Integration of Design and Research
May 21, 2013 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Much of the work produced by students in the Design and Management program concerns strategy, and many students have found interesting ways to integrate research and design methodology in producing their work. In this panel discussion, students explore the innovative approaches they have used to integrate research and design processes in their work...

Thesis Book and Web Preview: BFA Communication Design and BFA Design and Technology
May 21, 2013 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
See the work of more than 100 graduating BFA Communication Design and BFA Design and Technology students. Projects in a variety of media address practical and theoretical concerns and reflect students’ optimism about the possibilities of design in a global context...

Thesis Installations: BFA Communication Design and BFA Design and Technology
May 21, 2013 - May 24, 2013 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
See installations and experiential projects by graduating seniors that explore a range of technologies and constructions in space...

Demo Day: BFA Communication Design and BFA Design and Technology
May 21, 2013 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Students present their thesis work together in a setting like an industry fair, enabling visitors to interact with projects and see demonstrations...

Limited Edition Showcase: School of Art, Media, and Technology Pop-Up Shop
May 21, 2013 - May 24, 2013 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Take home a limited edition work from students graduating from the School of Art, Media and Technology...

Thesis Book and Web Launch Party: BFA Communication Design and BFA Design and Technology
May 21, 2013 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Join students and faculty for the opening celebration of the print and digital projects showcased in the Thesis Book and Web Preview event. Projects in a variety of media address practical and theoretical concerns and reflect students’ optimism about the possibilities of design in a global context...

Opening Reception: BFA Photography Exhibition
May 21, 2013 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Parsons The New School for Design and Milk Studios present an exhibition of photographs, installations, video projections, and magazine and book displays by graduating students in Parsons’ BFA Photography program...

Opening Reception: BFA Fine Arts Exhibition
May 21, 2013 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
This exhibition showcases the diverse work of the program’s 48 graduating seniors, including painting, sculpture, performance, photography, video, and installation...

Opening Reception: School of Constructed Environments Exhibition
May 21, 2013 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
This exhibition presents drawings, models, and prototypes created by graduating students of the Architecture, Interior Design, Lighting Design, and Product Design programs at Parsons...

Opening Reception: MFA Photography Exhibition
May 21, 2013 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
This exhibition features work by students in the MFA Photography program, which seeks to redefine the creative role of the photographer in contemporary culture. The work of these emerging artists extends the boundaries of the medium and the limits of creative vision...

Pecha Kucha Presentations: BFA Illustration
May 22, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The senior class present their thesis projects in a series of slide talks, each three to five minutes long and followed by a short Q&A. Faculty members facilitate discussion of students’ ideas and work...

Parsons Fashion Show
May 22, 2013 12:00 p.m.
The School of Fashion presents a runway show of top collections by the graduating BFA Fashion Design class. The annual presentation has helped launch the careers of some of the school’s most prominent alumni, including Marc Jacobs ’84 and Jack McCollough ’02 and Lazaro Hernandez ’02 of Proenza Schouler...

BFA Illustration Installation Space
May 22, 2013 - May 24, 2013 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
The installation space features installations and gallery-style exhibitions showcasing the range of work by senior Illustration students...

Book Release Party: BFA Illustration
May 22, 2013 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
BFA Illustration’s senior thesis class releases its first Illustration Annual, featuring works by all the class members. The book contains images and objects representing the many facets of the industry. ...

Animation Screenings: BFA Illustration
May 22, 2013 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Animation in the School of Art, Media, and Technology includes a range of time-based media, from traditional animation to more experimental works. Students in the senior class show off their unique takes on the genre in this screening of time-based animation works...

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