Outside the Margins: a Symposium

Graffiti, bombs, prosthetics, starving artists! Learn about the peripheries of fashion, design, and social values.

Coming from various backgrounds, four graduate students who represent each of the masters programs at Parsons Paris will be presenting their research and engaging in a discussion about their work. The symposium will be mediated by M.A. History of Design and Curatorial Studies Candidate, Katia Porro.

Students Presenting:

  • Camila Abisambra, M.A. Fashion Studies second year student, will be presenting “Vandalism chic” that explores the relationship between luxury brands and subcultures at the margin of legality through labor and cultural capital.
  • Julie Mahdavi, M.A. Fashion Studies second year student, presenting “Fashioning the Prosthesis: the Perfect Cute, from the artificial to the ideal”
  • Dylan Negri, M.F.A. Design and Technology first year student, presenting “Design Against this Century”
  • Forrest Pelsue, M.A. History of Design and Curatorial Studies first year student, presenting “Picnic Baskets not Bombs”

6:30pm at Parsons Paris, 45 rue Saint-Roch