Parsons Paris

Student Profiles

  • Student

    Eden Touil Tartour '18

    Why did you decide to study at Parsons Paris?
    I didn't want to study in a French school, I needed a change in my life and wanted to explore a different way of thinking. I’m originally from Israel but have been living in Paris for a long time, and I've always been attracted to the American system of education. I was in a French high school where I felt that the system was so framed and linear. I was stuck and couldn’t express myself, so I was looking for a school where you can make your own choices and develop your own way of thinking and creating. Even though I didn’t study art or design previously, I taught myself to use Photoshop and Illustrator so that I could spend nights creating designs for my own pleasure. When I found out that Parsons had a campus in Paris, it was the perfect solution for me! 

    Favorite classes:
    Studio
    Imaging
    Time

    What was your first-year experience like?
    This first year at Parsons was a year of fulfillment. If I had to choose a single memory to share, it would be developing my Spring Studio project. I worked on a universal language using abstract shapes that I 3D printed with Parsons’ MakerBot 3D printer. Parsons Paris’ communications manager posted an in-progress video of my project on the @parsonsparis Instagram account, and MakerBot contacted me to learn more about this project. They decided to write an article about my project on their blog, MakerBot Stories. This encouraged me to develop the project further and make it go somewhere. The first year at Parsons Paris opens your mind and your creativity and it boosts your will to make the world a better place.

    What activities did you take part in at Parsons Paris?
    I participated in workshops (such as “the remaking of making” e-waste workshop), events (like the Raclette Party), and yoga.

    Have you gotten any internship experience?
    In my first year as a student at Parsons Paris, I was Jessica Minh Ang's intern. During her presentation on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower, I worked as one of the photographers. For a month in the summer, I interned as a graphic designer at Canal+ International..

    How would you describe your experience at Parsons Paris?
    Parsons Paris feels like home. I learn from others. I discover myself. I'm making art.

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