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  • Pascal Glissmann

    Assistant Professor of Communication Design

    Profile:

    Pascal Glissmann is a designer, media artist, and educator based in New York. His research-driven practice explores the merging of the natural, the artificial, and the speculative. Since 2001, he has held academic positions alongside his creative practice in Cologne, Hong Kong, Beirut, and New York. This journey through diverse urban habitats with eclectic everyday artifacts activated research interests that span across cultures and beyond disciplinary boundaries. Collaborative internationally recognized projects include OBJECT AMERICA (with Selena Kimball), The Phaistos Project — Forty-five Symbols (with Andreas Henrich and Olivier Arcioli), and electronic life forms (with Martina Hoefflin).  

    Glissmann received an MFA from the Academy of Media Arts Cologne and a BFA in Communication Design from the University of Applied Sciences Duesseldorf. His work has been exhibited in group shows at various international venues including Ars Electronica, Miró Foundation Mallorca, Kiasma Helsinki, Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, and the New Media Art Festival Japan. He is co-founder and co-director, with Selena Kimball, of the Observational Practices Lab at Parsons School of Design, the New School University, where he is currently Assistant Professor of Communication Design and director of the AAS Communication Design program.  

    Degrees Held:

    2000
    MFA Media Arts, Audio-visual Media, Academy of Media Arts, Germany, Cologne

    1998
    BFA Communication Design, University of Applied Sciences, Germany, Düsseldorf

    Professional Affiliations:

    2012-present
    Assistant Professor of Communication Design, Parsons School of Design  

    2010-2011
    Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication Design School of Architecture & Design, Lebanese-American University, Beirut  

    2007-2009
    Assistant Professor of Media Design Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University  

    2001-2007
    Researcher and Lecturer  (Künstlerisch-Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) Academy of Media Arts Cologne

    Research Interests:

    Visual language, Design Research, Observational Practices, Interdisciplinary Collaboration

    Current Courses:

    Collab: (Spring 2019)

    Practices of Observation (Spring 2019)

    The Visual Archive

    The Visual Archive (Spring 2020)

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