Parsons

The Critical Gift of Design

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    December 16–17, 2010
    Kellen Auditorium, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
    66 Fifth Avenue
    New York City

    Presented by Parsons School of Design in collaboration with the Köln International School of Design

    The Critical Gift of Design is a transdisciplinary exploration of design’s history and future, its criticality and radicalism, and its limits and extents as a communicative medium and as an agent of sociocultural change. In a season marked by gift giving, the conference will critically examine what design and designers have "given" to the world, in action and in theory, and what more they might give as the concept of design evolves and expands.

    The program opens with a keynote lecture on the evening of Thursday, December 16, with a full day of remarks, addresses, and workshops on Friday, December 17. (Please note that registration on this page is for the Friday only.)

    This conference is organized by Parsons School of Design in collaboration with the Köln International School of Design. Program topics, times, and participants are subject to change—please check back for updates. Due to the limited seating available for this event, advance registration is required for attendance.

    A corresponding exhibition was on view December 16–19 in the Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 66 Fifth Avenue, NYC. The opening reception for the exhibition took place on December 16 at 5:00 pm.

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