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Parsons Festival 2011 Events

Exhibitions are on-going throughout the festival. Please check the Exhibition listings.

May 1, 2011 - June 1, 2011
MFA Fine Arts Exhibition At The Kitchen
May 5, 2011 - May 16, 2011 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
The MFA Fine Arts program at Parsons presents an exhibition of work in a range of media by graduating students at The Kitchen in Chelsea. A reception will be held on 5/10, 6 pm-8 pm. This event will run from 5/5-5/16, Tues.-Fri. 12-6pm, Sat. 11-6pm.  This event is Part of Parsons Festival 2011.View The Kitchen in a larger map...

Parsons Scholars Program Symposium: A Real Lab Symposium For K-12 Educators
May 7, 2011 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
 An exhibition of work by students in the Parsons Pre-Scholars program within the School of Design Strategies + Summer, Pre-College, and Continuing Studies (SPACE) programs. The work is on view in collaboration with the "Collaborating With: Symposium." A reception will follow from 5:30pm-7:30pm at the 11th Floor Lobby. By invitation only. This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011. View 55 W. 13th Street in a larger map...

BFA Communication Design: Exquisite Corpse Typography Installion: Altos De Chavon Partners With Parsons The New School For Design
May 7, 2011 - May 23, 2011 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Based on the century-old surrealist poetry and drawing technique of Exquisite Corpse, typography students from Parsons the New School for Design and Altos de Chavón in the Dominican Republic joined forces in a collaborative project “Exquisite Corpse Typography.” Students from Parsons designed the left side of the letter and students from Altos de Chavón designed the right side. The letters were then scanned and joined with Photoshop to create experimental letterforms on view throughout the Festi...

Propositions For New York City Streets
May 7, 2011 - May 23, 2011 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
A visual presentation by students in the course Global Issues in Design and Visuality in the 21st Century.  This event runs from 5/9-5/14, each day from 10am-6pm.  This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011. View 2 W. 13th Street in a larger map...

Designers and Design History: Thinking Through Issues and Ideas
May 7, 2011 - May 23, 2011 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
This visual presentation highlights critical considerations of movements, issues, and theoretical positions in the history of 19th and 20th-century design. Created by students and faculty in the courses A History of Graphic Design and History of Design: 1850–2000 in the School of Art and Design History and Theory, it showcases students’ interpretations and applications of key principles in their own design thinking. The presentation is on view for six days during the festival. This event is part...

Parsons +
May 7, 2011 - May 23, 2011 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 A rotating series of videos featuring a range of Parsons' partnerships and collaborations in the United States and abroad in which design skills and strategies are employed to innovatively address social challenges. Each day’s program begins with the screening of a video documenting a New School-wide workshop...

MFA Design + Technology Exhibition
May 7, 2011 - May 23, 2011 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Exhibition: Saturday May 7-Monday, May 23 from 10am-6pmThesis Symposium: Saturday, May 14 from 9:45am-6:45pm and Sunday, May 15 from 9:15am-7:30pmA two-week gallery exhibition featuring experimental installations, screenings, and an “arcade” of gaming projects. More than 100 graduate students share their research through analog and digital media, including mobile and web-based platforms, chip-based applications, animation, motion graphics, and digital filmmaking. Accompanying solo installation w...

Senior Printmaking Show
May 7, 2011 - May 23, 2011 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Parsons seniors in etching, screenprint, woodcut, lithography and other printmaking media showcase their work.This event runs from 5/7-5/23 from 10am-6pm each day.  This event is part of the Parsons Festival 2011.View 90 Fifth Avenue in a larger map...

The Parsons Scholars Program Exhibition
May 7, 2011 - May 8, 2011 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
The Parsons Scholars Program is a three-year college preparation program in art and design for New York City public school students. This exhibit will showcase the work of students at each stage of the program; a reception will follow on 5/7 from 5:30-7:30 pm. This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011. View 2 W. 13th Street in a larger map...

Parsons Scholars Program: Scholars Senior Design Team Presentation
May 7, 2011 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
The senior class of the Parsons Pre-College Scholars program will present their spring project.  Students have been designing identities for six magnet schools in New York City's district 3.This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011. View 66 Fifth Avenue in a larger map...

Parsons Scholars Program Exhibition Reception
May 7, 2011 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
A reception in association with the Collaborating With: Symposium, and on the site of the exhibition of work by students in the Parsons Pre-Scholars program within the School of Design Strategies + Summer, Pre-College, and Continuing Studies (SPACE) programs. This event is a Part of Parsons Festival 2011.  View 2 W. 13th Street in a larger map...

The First Global Gallerist
May 7, 2011 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Annie Cohen-Solal on Leo Castelli & His Circle...

BFA Fine Arts
May 8, 2011 - May 23, 2011 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
A two-week gallery exhibition is comprised of works by graduating students in the Parsons BFA Fine Arts program.  A gallery reception on 5/19 (6-8pm) in the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center Lobby will feature live performances, and artists will be on hand to discuss their work.  This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011. View 66 Fifth Avenue in a larger map...

MFA Design + Technology Exhibition Opening Reception
May 8, 2011 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
An opening reception for the MFA Design + Technology Thesis Exhibition.  This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011. ...

BFA-MFA Fine Arts Exhibition: Rupture
May 9, 2011 - May 24, 2011 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Woven into our collective consciousness is the idea that we must break with the past to move toward the future. Creating a work of art is also a kind of break: In order to progress, artists must develop new ideas and new experiences. This show features work by undergraduate and graduate students moving into the final year of their BFA and MFA programs and examines this moment of rupture. This event is part of the Parsons Festival 2011View 25 E. 13th Street in a larger map...

Design And Management: Design Development Panel Discussion
May 9, 2011 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Faculty from the School of Design Strategies host a panel featuring the outcomes of a Design Development course addressing health and healing.  This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011.View 2 W. 13th Street in a larger map...

School Of Design Strategies Integrated Design Program Projects
May 9, 2011 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 An open review of 2011 student thesis projects.  This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011. View 2 W. 13th Street in a larger map...

BFA Communication Design Installation Exhibition
May 9, 2011 - May 23, 2011 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
An ongoing presentation and open review of students' final thesis projects, including video showcases and installations.  This event runs from 5/9-5/23, each day from 10am-6pm.  This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011. View 2 W. 13th Street in a larger map...

School Of Constructed Environments: Open Reviews
May 9, 2011 - May 11, 2011 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Open reviews of work from the School of Constructed Environments.View 25 E. 13th Street in a larger map...

BFA Product Design: Take A Seat! Chair Prototype Exhibition And Review
May 9, 2011 - May 20, 2011 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Parsons product design students present full-scale study models of bent plywood chairs that are the result of a six-week project in which students learned the basics of ergonomics, sound construction principles, and finishes. An open review will take place on 05/11/2011, 6-7pm. This event will take place from 5/9 to 5/20. This event is a part of Parsons Festival 2011.  View 2 W. 13th Street in a larger map...

MFA Photography Exhibition
May 9, 2011 - May 23, 2011 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
This exhibition of projects by graduating students in the MFA Photography program seeks to define the creative role of photographers within contemporary culture---whether as scholars or practicing artists--- and consists of both individual and collaboratively conceived work. An exhibition reception will take place on 5/17, 6 pm-8 pm.  This event will run from 5/9 to 5/23, from 10am to 6pm each day.  This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011.  View 6 E. 16th Street in a larger map...

BFA Communication Design Exhibition
May 9, 2011 - May 23, 2011 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Life After Language: BFA Illustration Thesis Exhibition
May 9, 2011 - May 23, 2011 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
This exhibit presents senior theses and other works that 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, pattern and surface design, and gallery art. An exhibition reception will take place on 5/18, 6 pm-8 pm.This event will run from 5/9 to 5/23, each day from 10am to 6pm.  This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011.  View 6 E. 16th Street in a larger map...

BFA Design + Technology Exhibition
May 9, 2011 - May 23, 2011 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
An exhibition of work by graduating students includes interactive installations, physical computing, animation, motion graphics, video and film, product design, interactive and web-based work, time-based narrative, and information design. An exhibition reception will take place on 5/18, 6-8 pm.  This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011. View 6 E. 16th Street in a larger map...

BBA Design And Management: Entrepreneurial Ventures Panel Discussion
May 9, 2011 11:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
A panel of faculty and students discuss business development projects by students in Parsons’ BBA Design and Management program. A full range of work, including posters and prototypes, is on view in the 10th floor lobby of 2 West 13th Street.This event is part of the Parsons Festival 2011.  View 2 W. 13th Street in a larger map...

BFA-MFA Fine Arts Exhibition: Rupture Opening Reception
May 9, 2011 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Please join us for the opening reception for the BFA-MFA Fine Arts Exhibit: Rupture. Woven into our collective consciousness is the idea that we must break with the past to move toward the future. Creating a work of art is also a kind of break: In order to progress, artists must develop new ideas and new experiences. This show features work by undergraduate and graduate students moving into the final year of their BFA and MFA programs and examines this moment of rupture. This event is part of th...

BS Urban Design: Designing Urban Transformation
May 9, 2011 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Students in the BS Urban Design program within the School of Design Strategies will present case studies of innovative urban design projects throughout the world.  This event runs on 5/9 and 5/16 at 6pm-9pm on each day.This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011. View 25 E. 13th Street in a larger map...

Parsons Fashion Benefit
May 9, 2011 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
The Benefit spotlights graduating Parsons Fashion student work and raises much-needed funds for scholarships at Parsons, ensuring that future generations will benefit from their imaginative and innovative work. The event provides a celebration of the launch of these students into the professional design world, continuing the legacy of Parsons Fashion program, which has educated such alums as Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Isaac Mizrahi, Derek Lam, Proenza Schouler, Peter Som, Narciso Rodriguez, and A...

ParsonsGlobal: Inaugural Multicast: Live Stream From the Parsons Fashion Benefit at Chelsea Piers
May 9, 2011 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Parsons The New School for Design will kick off its distinctive ParsonsGlobal initiative with concurrent events around the world: in New York City, Tokyo, Japan, Seoul, South Korea, and La Romana, Dominican Republic. Celebrating student work and community support, the Global multicast will live stream the End of Year Benefit hosted at Chelsea Piers so as to engage our partners and friends from around the world to join the festivities of another successful academic year and to watch the newest de...

Somewhere To Disappear, An Evening With Alec Soth
May 9, 2011 8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
A special screening hosted by Parsons BFA Photography program of Somewhere to Disappear, a filmic portrait of the renowned documentary photographer Alec Soth made by Laure Flammarion & Arnaud Uyttenhove. The screening will be followed by a conversation between Alec Soth and Chris Boot, Executive Director of Aperture Foundation and a question and answer session with the audience. For details, please visit the websiteSomewhere To Disappear.  This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011. View ...

BFA Photography: Senior Thesis Exhibition
May 10, 2011 - May 21, 2011 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
An Exhibition of selected senior student work from 2011. A gallery opening reception will take place 05/10, 6 pm-8 pm.  This event runs from 5/10-5/20, Weekdays 8:30am-5:30pm, Saturday 9am-5:30pm.  This event is part of the Parsons Festival 2011.  View Calumet Gallery in a larger map...

Foundation: Recent Class Projects From The School of Design Strategies
May 10, 2011 - May 14, 2011 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
First-year Foundation students present their final class projects, in Lab, 2D, 3D and Drawing.  This event will run from 5/10-5/14, each day from 9am-6pm.  This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011.  View 2 W. 13th Street in a larger map...

Dream-In Project
May 10, 2011 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Carlos Teixeira, an assistant professor at Parsons and co-director of the DREAM:IN Project, explores dreams as a portal through which sustainable ideas and plans evolve, for application in fields like policy, business, and development. Teixeira and his collaborators are realizing their idea in Bangalore, India, a crossroads city for design, entrepreneurship, and innovation. In this event, they present projects that are part of this venture, as well as videos depicting common Indian dreams. Audie...

BFA Photography: Projected Environments
May 10, 2011 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 A one-day installation of projected environmental and architectural spaces.  This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011. View 66 Fifth Avenue in a larger map...

Fashion Cuts: Public Media And The Fashioning of Reality
May 10, 2011 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
From The Fashion Show on television, ‘The Sartorialist’ website, and the film Bill Cunningham New York to Fruits magazine in Japan, fashion is an increasingly large part of our reality. Looking at different forms of public and social media, a panel discussion featuring Tim Gunn and “The Sartorialist” Scott Schuman will discuss the cultural significance and meanings of this contemporary construction of fashion. Moderated by Hazel Clark, Ph.D., and Dean of the School of Art and Design History and ...

M. Architecture Open Review: Imagining New York- Issues And Practice Of Modern Architecture
May 10, 2011 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
An open review of students’ projects radically rethinking the possibilities of three contested development sites within New York City. This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011.  View 25 E. 13th Street in a larger map...

Integrated Design Program: Service Design at Parsons - School of Design
May 10, 2011 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Video display of student service design projects within the School of Design Strategies.  This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011. View 66 Fifth Avenue in a larger map...

BFA Fine Arts Studio Installation
May 10, 2011 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
 This one-day studio-based installation is housed in the senior Fine Arts studios.  This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011. View 25 E. 13th Street in a larger map...

MFA Fine Arts At The Kitchen Exhibition Reception
May 10, 2011 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The MFA Fine Arts program at Parsons presents an exhibition of work in a range of media by graduating students at The Kitchen in Chelsea. A reception will be held at on 5/10, 6 pm-8 pm.  This event is a part of Parsons Festival 2011.View The Kitchen in a larger map...

School Of Design Strategies Reception
May 10, 2011 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Reception following symposium.  This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011. View 2 W. 13th Street in a larger map...

Co-Designing The Marketplace for the EATS Initiative
May 11, 2011 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
A presentation of work designed by students in the Design Development course at Parsons’ School of Design Strategies and New York City public school students participating in the EATS initiative.EATS is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to establishing community farms in neighborhoods throughout New York City, often in conjunction with public schools. The Parsons and public school teams worked together creatively envisioning and employing design-based strategies to further the EATS Initiat...

Visual Music Studio
May 11, 2011 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Students in this year’s Visual Music collaboration created animation and motion graphics pieces with a sound or musical component by applying a variety of analog and digital technologies. The Visual Music Studio screening features the collaborative work of BFA Illustration and Design and Technology program students at Parsons, with composition students from New School Jazz program. Students present pieces in which they critically examined sound-image relationships, discovered new perspectives an...

Win-Win: External Partnerships At Parsons
May 11, 2011 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Parsons actively welcomes collaborative opportunities that can offer “real world” experiences while enhancing the learning processes of our students. Through active collaboration with a range of partners, Parsons connects students with private companies, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies. In this event faculty from our five schools will highlight and discuss a series of projects developed during the last academic year.  This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011.  View 2 W...

Artists + Designers Talks:Studio Practice + Contexts
May 11, 2011 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Students in Studio Practice and Contexts, a class offered by the School of Art and Design History and Theory, discuss their senior thesis projects and individual studio practices, situating them in a variety of contemporary contexts.This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011.View 66 Fifth Avenue in a larger map...

Palimpsest Workshops
May 11, 2011 - May 13, 2011 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
A three-day series of evening workshops on topical issues in design evolution presented by the Foundation program in the School of Design Strategies. This event runs from 5/11-5/13, each day from 6pm-9pm.  This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011. View 66 Fifth Avenue in a larger map...

BFA Product Design: Take A Seat! Reception
May 11, 2011 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Reception of the Exhibition: Parsons product design students present full-scale study models of bent plywood chairs that are the result of a six-week project in which students learned the basics of ergonomics, sound construction principles, and finishes. This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011.   ...

Open Review: Digital Architectural Modeling For Urban Design
May 11, 2011 6:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
This event will analyze the urban environment of New York City through digital modeling, developing three-dimensional communication techniques accessible to those involved in shaping the urban environment. This course brings together urban design theory and new digital technologies in urban information mapping, modeling, and video to clarify and communicate how cities evolve over time. This event is part of the Parsons Festival 2011.View 25 E. 13th Street in a larger map...

Open Reviews: Digital School Environment: AAS Interior Design - Day 1
May 12, 2011 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Four reviews in two sessions, one week apart, of student projects exploring the unique opportunities and challenges posed by digital technology in educational settings.  This event occurs on 05/12 and 05/16, each day from 9am-12pm.This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011.  View 6 E. 16th Street in a larger map...

Graduate Student Symposium: New Research: Fresh Takes On Design, From Style To Stuff
May 12, 2011 - May 13, 2011 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Fresh Takes On Design From Style To Staff...

BFA Photography: Senior Portfolio Review
May 12, 2011 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Reviewing senior portfolios. This is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011...

Open Review: Under Armour Collaborative Presentation
May 12, 2011 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Students in the Apparel and Accessories program in the School of Fashion were challenged to conceptualize and provide creative direction for a new Under Armour lifestyle collection, geared to the active customer.This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011...

Five Sixty 7th: Exhibition
May 12, 2011 - May 18, 2011 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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, and accessories, as well as branding and editorial multimedia installations. Also on view are special projects with MCM International, Coach and more. A reception follows on 05/17, by invitation only.  This event runs from 5/12-5/18, each day from 12pm-6pm.  This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011.  View 560 Seventh Avenue in a l...

4 Danes: Tour de Action
May 12, 2011 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
A presentation of two projects aimed at community building through participatory design. In Senior Interaction, new service models are developed to improve the conditions of everyday life for elderly people. The Network Laboratory involves community members in the development of local libraries and community centers in the municipality of Copenhagen.  This event is part of the Parsons Festival 2011.View 25 E. 13th Street in a larger map...

The Intelligence Of Popular Things: Henry Beck's London Underground Diagram, 1931-2011
May 12, 2011 4:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
How does radical innovation happen in design? How , in 1931, did an unemployed 28-year-old find the courage to break with every precedent and invent a new way of mapping the city? And why, eighty years on, do people still love the abstraction he produced?  Lecture by Clive Dilnot, Professor of Design Studies, School of Art and Design History and TheoryThis event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011.  View 2 W. 13th Street in a larger map ...

Parallel Urban Ecologies (Day One)Parallel Urban Ecologies (Day One)
May 12, 2011 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Weiss Lecture with Abdou Maliq Simone and Tom Angotti. Moderated by Miguel Robles-Duran and Vyjayanthi Rao.Reception to follow outside Kellen Auditorium. ...

BFA Architectural & Interior Design Representation & Analysis Exhibition
May 12, 2011 - May 13, 2011 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Exhibition of Selected Senior Work.  This event runs from 5/12-5/13, each day from 6-8pm.  This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011. View 25 E. 13th Street in a larger map...

Food Fights: Transdisciplinary Research & Design Proposal
May 13, 2011 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Students in the Transdisciplinary Design graduate program present their work from the spring 2011 semester, during which they explored low-income food ecosystems from a design perspective. Working with partners in the South Bronx, the students produced a detailed study of food production, transportation, and consumption in the community of Hunts Point. After exploring the processes and agents that affect food availability in Hunts Point, they proposed socially, environmentally, and economically ...

AAS Fashion Marketing: PSmart - Parsons Social Media Research Team Presentation
May 13, 2011 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Gretchen Harnick, assistant professor at the School of Fashion, and her research assistants, Erik Freer and Elena Jaramillo, present their year’s work in an interactive open house setting. The three have explored the growing use of social media tools in the fashion industry and uncovered best practices along the way. Stop by to get tips on using Twitter, see results from the School of Fashion’s fall 2010 social media survey, discuss the team’s best practices case, and find out about the influenc...

Open Review: Nature In Environment
May 13, 2011 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Review of student drawings and models resulting from investigation of rivers and the plant species living in them.This event is part of the Parsons Festival 2011. View 25 E. 13th Street in a larger map...

Design In Strange Places: A Transdiscplinary Design Symposium
May 13, 2011 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Designers are increasingly finding themselves in unfamiliar contexts, addressing unexpected challenges, and turning to improvised methods. When applying design methods in areas like delivery of government services, rethinking infrastructure, providing disaster relief, and directing urban change, practitioners confront systems whose complexity, scale, and intractability require new kinds of responses. This symposium explores emergent design practices at the intersection of sociotechnical systems ...

School of Art and Design History and Theory Reception
May 13, 2011 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closing reception to all the School of Art and Design History and Theory events through out the Parsons Festival.  This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011...

Design And Management: Design 4 Panel Discussion School of Design Strategies
May 13, 2011 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
A panel discussion on a spring 2011 course project involving students and professors in the Design and Management program and GROW NYC, a New-York-based nonprofit. Students were asked to create a campaign communicating the importance of reducing plastic bag use at New York City green markets using data visualizations and information graphic storytelling. Participants shared their ideas and creative process on a competitive and collaborative online platform, www.jovoto.com. The panel highlights t...

BFA Photography Alumni Homecoming Exhibition And Reception
May 13, 2011 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
An exhibition, reception and alumni homecoming party is the opening reception to a thematically curated exhibition of work by the BFA Photography program that coincides with the Alumni Homecoming Party, where invited alumni engage with current students and faculty. This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011.  View 66 Fifth Avenue in a larger map...

Transhumanism Meets Design (Humanity+ @Parsons)
May 14, 2011 - May 15, 2011 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
9am-8pm (Sat.), 10am-5pm (Sun.)Transhumanism Meets Design is a conference exploring the role of design in transcending and transforming human potential. Join leading futurists, cyberneticists, life extensionists, singularity advocates, AI experts, human enhancement specialists, inventors, ethicists, philosophers, and theorists as they meet with the rigorous practice and critical scholarship of design at Parsons—and peer over the edge into the unknown.  This event is a part of the Parsons Festiva...

MFA Design + Technology: Symposium
May 14, 2011 - May 15, 2011 9:45 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.
The presentation, review, and discussion about senior thesis work. A welcome reception will follow the symposium on Saturday, May 14, 7pm-10pm, in the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center Lobby.  This event will run from Saturday, May 14th, from 9:45am-6:45pm and Sunday, May 15th from 9:15am-7:30pm.  This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011. View 66 Fifth Avenue in a larger map...

Furniture Detail & Space: Parsons + Metropolis @ ICFF
May 14, 2011 - May 17, 2011 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Trade: 05/14-05/16, 10 am-5 pm; Trade & General Public: 05/17, 10 am-4 pm Tour with Designers: Saturday, May 14, 10 am-noonMetropolis has challenged Parsons students to create a temporary installation that will serve as their booth at the ICFF. In a studio led by celebrated event designer David Stark, Parsons architecture, interior design, lighting design, and product design students are rethinking interiors as conceptually charged art experiences.This event will run from 5/14-5/17.  This event ...

Urbanisms of Inclusion
May 14, 2011 - May 20, 2011 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
A weeklong workshop with ten Belgian and ten Parsons students presenting works in a collaborative design studio setting.  This event runs from 5/14-5/20, each day from 10am-6pm.  This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011...

Waiting For You: Poltrona Frau And Parsons Exhibition
May 14, 2011 - May 17, 2011 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Parsons and the Poltrona Frau Group North America, the world’s leading producer of luxury home furnishings, present an exhibition of work by Parsons product design students under the direction of Parsons faculty member and noted designer Andrea Ruggiero. Students were challenged to create concepts for furniture and environments that improve the experiential aspects of waiting, an activity that the average person is frequently engaged over the course of a lifetime. Students will consider new form...

Music For Shiloh: Melanie Crean, With John Welsh And Gillian Walsh
May 14, 2011 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Music for Shiloh, directed by Melanie Crean, is a piece with a sound score by John Welsh from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music and a movement score written by Gillian Walsh from Eugene Lang College’s Dance Studies program. The piece reflects on the performative development of an infant over a two-year period, from birth through the use of persuasive language, decisive movement, and acquisition of independent subjectivity. The scores were based on a series of one-minute video clips,...

MFA Design And Technology Symposium Reception
May 14, 2011 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Following the symposium.  This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011.  View 2 W. 13th Street in a larger map...

MFA Design + Technology Symposium
May 15, 2011 9:15 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
 The presentation, review, and discussion about senior thesis work. A welcome reception will follow the symposium on Saturday, May 14, 7pm-10pm, in the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center Lobby. This event will run from Saturday, May 14th, from 9:45am-6:45pm and Sunday, May 15th from 9:15am-7:30pm. This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011. ...

Transhumanism Meets Design (Humanity+ @Parsons) (Day 2)
May 15, 2011 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Transhumanism Meets Design is a conference exploring the role of design in transcending and transforming human potential. Join leading futurists, cyberneticists, life extensionists, singularity advocates, AI experts, human enhancement specialists, inventors, ethicists, philosophers, and theorists as they meet with the rigorous practice and critical scholarship of design at Parsons—and peer over the edge into the unknown. This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011. For conference program...

Open Reviews: Designing The Digital School Environment: AAS Interior Design
May 16, 2011 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Four reviews in two sessions, one week apart, of student projects exploring the unique opportunities and challenges posed by digital technology in educational settings.  This event runs on 5/12 and 5/16, from 9am-12pm on each day.  This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011. View 6 E. 16th Street in a larger map...

Open Reviews: Digital School Environment: AAS Interior Design - Day Two
May 16, 2011 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The second of two year end project reviews.  This event occurs on 05/12 and 05/16, each day from 9am-12pm.  This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011. View 6 E. 16th Street in a larger map...

MFA Interior Design Open Review: Forms of Programming - Designing From The Inside Out
May 16, 2011 9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
 Review of student works exploring methods of identifying, articulating, and translating clients’ needs in the shaping of place, experience, culture, and identity...

Tag Heuer Competition Project Presentation: BFA Product Design
May 16, 2011 - May 22, 2011 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
The Swiss luxury watch company TAG Heuer invited Parsons product design students to reinterpret the iconic Monaco watch. The partnership and competition—a first for TAG Heuer—involved students collaborating in the design studio under the mentorship of TAG Heuer master watchmakers. Three winning teams were selected, and the top design may be produced as a limited-edition piece. The students’ work is on display on May 20 from 12:00 to 1: 30 p.m. at the Glass Corner. The results of the project are ...

Research, Scholarship And Creative Practice Panels
May 16, 2011 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
A group of roundtable forums presented by the Parsons School of Design Strategies on research and creative practices tackles the themes of strategic activism, form and meaning, demographic dynamics, and disruptive systems.  This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011. View 2 W. 13th Street in a larger map...

Presentation of Garments Of Sophie Gimbel
May 16, 2011 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Fashion History Instructor, Beth Dincuff, will present garments of Sophie Gimbel from the Parsons School of Fashion Archive. Discussion and lecture surrounding the garments, career and legacy of Sophie Gimbal with presentation of new online gallery.  This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011.   ...

Water Fight! Fracking, Food, Art And Economy
May 16, 2011 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
The School of Constructed Environments and The Baum Forum present an action-oriented conference to energize and educate the public about industrial hydrofracking in our watersheds and regional foodsheds. The event will provide inspiration and tools to protect our ecosystem and build a green economy with clean water as its source. By confronting, debating, strategizing and visioning, we will celebrate water, food, environmental art and activism. The program will be moderated by Anna Lappé, author...

BS Urban Design: Designing Urban Transformation(2)
May 16, 2011 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
The second of two presentations, the first taking place on 5/09. This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011.View 25 E. 13th Street in a larger map...

The School of Constructed Environments Thesis Exhibition: Architecture, Interior Design, Lighting Design and Product Design
May 17, 2011 - May 22, 2011 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open Reception - 5/17/2011 from 6-8pmBreakfast Festival Reception - 05/21/2011 from 11am-12pmExhibitions of graduating students’ work include 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, in which work desks and adjacent spaces convert to exhibition space.  This event runs from 5/17-5/22 from ...

The School Of Constructed Environments Thesis Exhibition: Architecture, Interior Design, Lighting Design, Product Design
May 17, 2011 - May 22, 2011 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
An exhibition of work by graduating students in the Architecture, Interior Design, Lighting Design, and Product Design programs at Parsons, including drawings, models, and prototypes. The exhibition takes place in a convertible studio space created by Parsons’ Design Workshop, its signature design-build program.  This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011. View 25 E. 13th Street in a larger map...

M. Architecture Design Workshops 2011 Series: 102nd Street
May 17, 2011 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
David Lewis leads an interactive presentation.  This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011. View 25 E. 13th Street in a larger map...

BFA Photography: Faculty and Staff Presentations
May 17, 2011 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011. View 66 Fifth Avenue in a larger map...

BFA Illustration: Projects
May 17, 2011 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
To celebrate their own work, seniors will present their projects to their families, the Parsons community, and professionals in the field, some of whom will act as critics.  This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011. View 55 W. 13th Street in a larger map...

Five Sixty 7th Reception
May 17, 2011 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Reception for this Exhibit: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, and accessories, as well as branding and editorial multimedia installations. Also on view are special projects with MCM International, Coach and more. This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011. View 560 Seventh Avenue in a larger map...

The School Of Constructed Environments Thesis Exhbitions Reception: Architecture, Interior Design, Lighting Design, Product Design
May 17, 2011 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Following the symposium.  This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011. View 25 E. 13th Street in a larger map...

BFA Design And Technology: Presentation And Review
May 18, 2011 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
An ongoing presentation and open review of students’ final thesis projects, including video showcases and installations. This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011. View 66 Fifth Avenue in a larger map...

BFA Design + Technology and BFA Communication Design Joint Panel Presentations and Screenings
May 18, 2011 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
At this one-day public presentation students present their work; daytime panels are followed by evening screenings.  This is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011. View 66 Fifth Avenue in a larger map...

School Of Constructed Environments: Showcase Viewing: Press And Affiliate Breakfast Reception
May 18, 2011 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The Parsons Dean of the School of Constructed Environments, along with and Program Directors of the Senior Parsons and The New School Directors, will host an Open House Studio Showcase of New Works as part of the Parsons Festival and in conjunction with the run of ICFF show at the Jacob Javits Center. Those invited include members of the press and broadcast, industry supporters, friends and colleagues, and prospective employers and international business owners. Images of works in the showcase w...

BFA Photography: Ice Cream Print Social
May 18, 2011 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Print-art exchange among students, faculty, and staff.  Ice cream and other refreshments will be served.  This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011. View 2 W. 13th Street in a larger map...

Open Review: Splash House - High Bridge Park, M. Architecture Design Workshop 2011
May 18, 2011 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Open review of the results of the design phase of this year’s design-build studio project, in which students designed multifunctional pool pavilions for the New York City Parks Department High Bridge Park. The students will begin construction of the project this summer.This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011. View 25 E. 13th Street in a larger map...

BFA Design and Technology, BFA Communication Design, and BFA Illustration Opening Exhibitions Reception
May 18, 2011 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
We invite you to see the work of over 180 graduates in Illustration, Communication Design, and Design and Technology. Projects range from interactive mobile displays, picture-stories, web experiments, animated films, motion graphics, comics and games to books, posters, information graphics, narrative clothing design, and hand-drawn images.  This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011.  View 6 E. 16th Street in a larger map...

M. Architecture Thesis Studio: Lo Cal City
May 19, 2011 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Working with a view toward green infrastructure, students are designing projects enmeshed in the urban ecologies of Albany and New York City.This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011. View 25 E. 13th Street in a larger map...

Concurrent Urbanities(2)
May 19, 2011 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011. ...

Design And Management: Entrepreneurial Social Engagement Project Presentation
May 19, 2011 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
A series of short presentations from students at Parsons, Stevens Academy, and Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy focus on what they have learned through the collaborative process and unique academic environment created by this program, which emphasizes civic engagement in constructed environments. As part of the group of Civic Engagement projects, an Empowerhouse looped slide show presentation will run during the Festival on a north-facing monitor in the Sheila C. Johnson Des...

Open Review: Solar Decathlon: Reflections Of Empowerhouse Collective
May 19, 2011 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
A series of short presentations by Empowerhouse Collective, a team of students from Parsons The New School for Design, Stevens Institute of Technology, and Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy participating in the 2011 Solar Decathlon collegiate competition. The presentations explore how collaborative learning through cross-disciplinary projects and classes can yield innovative ideas for a more sustainable future. This event is part of the Parsons Festival 2011.View 66 Fifth Ave...

BFA Fine Arts Reception
May 19, 2011 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Reception for this Exhibition:  A two-week gallery exhibition is comprised of works by graduating students in the Parsons BFA Fine Arts program. ...

Year-End Projects Exhibition: Continuing Studies Interior Design
May 20, 2011 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
 Selections from students’ Interior Design work.  This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011. View 25 E. 13th Street in a larger map...

Parallel Urban Ecologies: Stephan Weiss Design Strategies Dialogues with Andy Merrifield and Neil Brenner
May 20, 2011 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Parallel Urban Ecologies explores the urgent problems created by orthodox urban planning under the neoliberal policies of the past thirty years, asking what opportunities and responsibilities design has under current ideological and economic conditions. Can design help develop parallel visions of urban life, visions that could mitigate or even counteract the worst excesses of neoliberal economics, and promote greater equity, diversity, and vibrancy in the allocation, inhabitation, and control of...

BFA Photography @ Milk Studios End Of Year Reception
May 20, 2011 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
A large-scale collaboration between Parsons Photography and Milk Studio features projections, screenings, and music and art performances to celebrate the end of the academic year and the Parsons Festival.  This is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011. View Milk Studios in a larger map...

Parsons Festival Block Party
May 21, 2011 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Parsons Festival Block Party marks the final weekend in the two-week series of events, exhibitions, and programming. A morning-to-evening celebration coinciding with Parsons’ graduation ceremonies (which take place the same day), the party features creative projects, performances, interactive programming, and a variety of other events and offerings along West 13th Street. The block party is free and open to the public—all students, parents, faculty, staff, neighbors, friends, associates, and...

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