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Parsons Festival 2013


May 5–24, 2013

Established to showcase the creativity, innovation, and scholarship of Parsons students in a diverse range of disciplines, the Parsons Festival offers an array of exciting thesis exhibitions, presentations, installations, workshops, symposia, gallery openings, and special events. For a full schedule of events, visit

The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center will feature in its gallery spaces the following festival exhibitions:


Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery
2 West 13th Street, Ground Floor

May 9–24, 2013

Opening reception: Thursday, May 9, 6:00–8:00 pm

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, professionally curated to showcase the depth and breadth of AMT's undergraduate programs: Communication Design, Design and Technology, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, and Photography.


Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries
66 Fifth Avenue, Ground Floor

May 10–24, 2013

Opening reception: Friday, May 10, 5:00–7:00 pm

The School of Design Strategies (SDS) is an experimental educational environment in which students develop innovative approaches to design, business, and education. In a context of constantly evolving cities, services, and ecosystems, SDS explores design as both a tool and a strategy for devising environmentally conscious practices for use by individuals, communities, and organizations.

The works featured in this exhibition present strategy in action. 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.