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Making/Meaning


Dates:
Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:00 - Fri May 23, 2014

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

2014 marks the first year that the annual Parsons Festival will feature a major exhibition of student work curated by students. With a focus on process and exploration that reflects the underpinnings of the undergraduate curriculum, students in Parsons’ graduate curatorial course will present a selection of work by more than a hundred students across Parsons’ undergraduate and associate’s degree programs. These selections will be presented under the thematic arc of Making/Meaning.


EVENT

THIRST - An exhibition and month-long participatory laboratory


Dates:
Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:00 - Sat Apr 19, 2014

Location:
Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

Proteus Gowanus, interdisciplinary gallery and reading room, presents THIRST, a participatory curatorial project that explores thirsty materials, plants, animals and people. Curated by Parsons The New School for Design professor Lydia Matthews and Current Collective, a transdisciplinary team of graduate students from Parsons The New School for Design, it will feature an evolving installation, an open archive and a series of hands-on workshops that highlight the politics and pleasures surrounding Brooklyn’s waters, actively linking events in the past to our present conditions. Workshops will teach water-based crafts of felting and dyeing with locally sourced plants, explore the challenges of water purification and fresh water access, investigate the popularity of hydroponic farming and small-scale craft liquor production, and more. The exhibition will also feature work from *Sponge HQ is an interdisciplinary lab, workshop, classroom and project space installed at the Virginia Commonwealth University’s Anderson Gallery in Richmond, VA.


EVENT

Intimate Science


Dates:
Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:00 - Tue Apr 15, 2014

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Intimate Science features artists who are engaged in non-disciplinary inquiry; they aren’t allied to the customs of any single field, and therefore have license to reach beyond conventions. This kind of practice hinges on up-close observation, experiential learning, and inventing new ways for the public to participate in the process. And through their engagement with “intimate science,” a more knowledgeable public might well be able to influence what research is supported and adopted by the larger culture, and the walls of science can become more transparent.

Intimate Science is curated by Andrea Grover and organized by the Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.

Gallery Hours: Daily 12-6pm, late Thursday evenings until 8pm
Closed Saturday, March 29 - Sunday, March 30


EVENT

Lazy Bytes


Dates:
Thu Oct 24, 2013 00:00 - Thu Oct 31, 2013

Sixty years after its creation under the name “Lazy Bones,” the remote control remains relatively unchanged. Students from Parsons The New School for Design, working with Swiss organization EPFL+ECAL Lab (part of ECAL/University of art and design Lausanne), and the Kudelski Group, want to change this, and have worked together to create wholly new concepts of what a remote control can be.

The exhibit of their designs, Lazy Bytes, makes its United States debut this week at Parsons The New School for Design’s Sheila C. Johnson Design Center after a successful run in London earlier this year.

Four leading design schools from around the world – the Royal College of Art in London, ECAL in Lausanne, ENSCI – Les Ateliers in Paris, and Parsons The New School for Design ¬– worked together to reinvent the remote. Until now, visions of the evolution of remote controls have focused on performance; however, to truly make a device for the future, thinking about what a device means is as important as thinking about what a device does.

With 63 projects, 29 of which were selected for the exhibition, Lazy Bytes opens the field for reflection with its amazing ideas, such as Rolling Control, which is based on an old game, or Zap, the book with conductive ink that combines handwriting and digital control. Also presented here are concrete projects capable of changing our lives in the near future, for instance the small Free Hand that adheres to glass or a can to turn it into a remote control.



EVENT

David Trubridge Lecture


Dates:
Thu Sep 26, 2013 06:00 - Thu Sep 26, 2013

New Zealand Product Designer, David Trubridge, will give a lecture to School of Constructed Environments students and faculty. Examples of David's work can be found at his website: http://www.davidtrubridge.com/.

Rama Chorpash, director of Product Design at Parsons will hold a question and answer session after the lecture.

This event is sponsored by the School of Constructed Environments Public Programs.