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  • Bodies in Space

    With the death of academic art – it has indeed died numerous times since the 19th century –, new forms of making and new ways of being in the public sphere have…

  • Design for this Century

    This lecture course is designed as an introduction to comprehending design as a mode of acting in the century that is now emerging around us. The course is an exercise in thinking…

  • Sebastian Grant, Class of 2017

    New York Mobility Student Sebastian Grant is a recent graduate from the Parsons History of Design and Curatorial Studies Masters Program, and he visited the Paris campus at the beginning of his…

  • Oliver Graney, Class of 2016

    Oliver Graney got his B.A. in Art History from Binghamton University. His main areas of interest are the relation between design practice and political activism, science fiction and speculative design, and historiographies…

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  • Design and Cinema

    This course will examine film through the lens of the decorative arts. It will explore how costume, makeup, architecture, set design and furnishings convey information as to character, class, ethnicity, and gender.…

  • Marine Schütz

    Faculty, Art and Design History and Theory Marine Schütz is from Marseilles. She studied painting in a fine arts school for five years before shifting to art history studies. In 2015 she…

  • Transatlantic Objects

    This course examines the various economic, social, and geo-political roles played by the decorative arts produced in and exchanged between the United States and France from the early 19th century to WWII.…

  • The Idea of Comfort

    Ubiquitous in the history of design and the thinking of the domestic sphere, comfort appears like a notion that is all the more evasive as its use has become common. This course…

  • Decorative Art and Design Markets in Paris

    The Decorative Arts and Design Markets in Paris class is an elective offered in the Spring semester taught by Elizabeth Chase, an alum of the HDCS program. Participating in lectures and field…