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  • Printed History (video)

    In spring 2017, HDCS students partnered with the DT + AMT programs (Design, Art, Media, and Technology) to produce project proposals for the MAD (Musée des Arts Décoratifs). This project was conceived by Forrest Pelsue (MA HDCS), Vicky Chau (BFA AMT) and Esther Klingbiel (BFA AMT). Sources, a museum journal for decorative arts & design…

  • New York intensive from a Paris perspective

    In the midst of working on her thesis on the publications of Ettore Sottsass, second year MA student Katia Porro took a two week trip to New York City for an intensive course with Jeremy Aynsley called “Issues in Graphic Design: Identity, Modernity, & Meaning.” Based at the Cooper Hewitt, Katia explored prints, rare books, typography, and magazines in…

  • Bargello: Projected Storytelling (video)

    In spring 2017, HDCS students partnered with the DT + AMT programs (Design, Art, Media, and Technology) to produce project proposals for the MAD (Musée des Arts Décoratifs). This project was conceived by Nadia Jihad (MA HDCS), Karla Polo-Garcia (MFA DT), and Paolo Villanueva (MFA DT). MFA Design & Technology students Karla Polo-Garcia and Paolo…

  • Beauty Prescribed (video)

    In spring 2017, HDCS students partnered with the DT + AMT programs (Design, Art, Media, and Technology) to produce project proposals for the MAD (Musée des Arts Décoratifs). This project was conceived by Sarah Gasper (MA HDCS), Remina Greenfield (MFA DT) and Dasha Ilina (BFA AMT). Beauty Prescribed Artists Dasha Ilina and Remina Greenfield have…

  • Savage Minds 2017

    The incoming class of MA HDCS and MA Fashion Studies present their first exhibition, “Savage Minds, from Objects to Collection”, the result of a 5-day orientation workshop introducing research methods and display techniques for future design historians and curators.

  • Joyaumaton (video)

    In spring 2017, HDCS students partnered with the DT + AMT programs (Design, Art, Media, and Technology) to produce project proposals for the MAD (Musée des Arts Décoratifs). This project was conceived by Celia Hsu (MA HDCS) and Kris Madden (MFA DT). The Galerie des Bijoux at Musée des Art Décoratifs features a collection over…

  • How to stage an intervention at the Monnaie de Paris

    The making of “Sorry I didn’t get that”, installed for one evening in the exhibition of Maurizio Cattelan’s work “Not Afraid of Love” We began working on this event at the beginning of the semester, and spent the weeks and months building it from the ground up. The process began with a meeting led by Mathieu Pitkevicht from…

  • Refugee Scholars Workshop

    Written by Forrest Pelsue In conjunction with the international symposium “Memories and Politics of Exile, in commemoration of the École Libre des Hautes Études (1942-1946)”, Parsons Paris and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales organized two collaborative workshops for students of both schools and attendees of the conference. The “World War II Refugee Scholars…

  • Savage Minds 2016

    This exhibition was created in conjunction with orientation–a way for new students to meet each other and work together to create an artwork that would be displayed at the beginning of the semester. Drawing on themes from “The Savage Mind”, the source text by Claude Levi-Strauss, students were sent into the neighborhood around Pigalle to collect…

  • Sarah Gasper on her Internship at La Roche Guyon

    During my Spring 2016 semester at Parsons Paris, I had the chance to do an internship with the ÉPCC (établissement public de coopération culturel) of the Chateau de la Roche Guyon. La Roche Guyon is a charming village located 60km west of Paris along the banks of the Seine. The Chateau dates back 1,000 years…