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LAYERED SPURA : Spurring conversations through visual urbanism

Mon Jan 23, 2012 16:10 - Sat Feb 25, 2012

Gallery talk: Tuesday, January 31, 6:30 p.m. ; opening reception to follow

More than forty years ago, New York City took ownership of 14 square blocks on the Lower East Side for urban renewal and “slum clearance.” Its legacy is a row of parking lots on the south side of Delancey Street. Few renewal projects have been so contested, and very few of the originally-planned buildings were built. This is SPURA, the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area, one of the largest underdeveloped city-owned parcels of land.

The Layered SPURA / City Studio project, headed by Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani, explores this complex site using a hybrid approach of pedagogy, art and research, and involves long-term collaborations between Lower East Side community organizations and students in Bendiner-Viani’s City Studio, a part of the New School’s Urban Programs. This exhibition, a culmination of four years of student, faculty, and community collaboration, does not suggest solutions for a place beleaguered by top-down planning, but rather hopes to spur new conversations amongst people with different points of view about SPURA’s past, present and future.

The project has collaborated with many local community and art organizations including Good Old Lower East Side, Pratt Center for Community Development, Place Matters, common room, Buscada, Henry Street Settlement’s Abrons Art Center and Creative Time.

Student artists involved in four years of the project include : Oscar Brett, Sarah Charles, Anastasia Ehrich, Jamie Florence, Savannah Foster, Zachary Fried, Matt Fujibayashi, Kara Gionfriddo, Joshua Guerra, Leijia Hanrahan, Anke Hendriks, Jaclyn Hersh, Vinh Hua, Evan Iacoboni, Candace Kiersky, Sohee Kim, Lila Knisely, John Lake, Sam Lewis, Rachael London, Hannah Lyons, Claudie Mabry, Stephanie Messer, Corey Mullee, Amy Nguyen, Katherine Priebe, David Privat-Gilman, Ian Pugh, Adam Schleimer, Kaushal Shrestha, Matthew Taylor, Gabriel Tennen, Samantha Washburn-Baroni, Brittney Williams, Emily Winkler-Morey, Alexander Wood and Hannah Zingre.

Support is provided by The Office of Civic Engagement and Social Justice at Eugene Lang The New School for Liberal Arts, The Urban Design & Urban Studies Programs at The New School, and The New School for Public Engagement.



Mon Nov 07, 2011 13:15 - Sun Nov 20, 2011

The DESIS Lab (Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability) at Parsons The New School for Design presents Amplifying Creative Communities in NYC: North Brooklyn from November 7–20 at Arts@Renaissance. This exhibition and workshop  series, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation’s New York City Cultural  Innovation Fund, are part of a two-year, design-driven initiative aimed at helping neighborhoods and communities to support social innovations that create a more sustainable New York City.
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 10, 6–9 pm


Parsons Presents Quotidian product Paris / New York

Thu Nov 18, 2010 00:00 - Wed Nov 17, 2010


The School of Constructed Environments at Parsons The New School for Design presents Quotidian Product: Paris / New York, a dialogue between two significant product design studios in Paris and two in New York: Jean-Francois Dingjian and Eloi Chafai of Normal Studio, and Francois Azambourg of Francois Azambourg Works in Paris; and Sigi Moeslinger and Masamichi Udagawa of Antenna Design, and Jeff Miller of Jeff Miller Design in New York.

Paris and New York share histories of liberty, luxury, poverty, immigration, and national identity. Through the lens of their respective metropolises, the designers will explore the cultural similarities and differences in their work. The conversation will address themes such as the modernist promise, the disappearing middle class, future thinking and daily practice. Rama Chorpash, director of Product Design at Parsons, will moderate the dialogue with Laetitia Wolff, a New York-based French design curator and strategist.

Quotidian Product: Paris / New York will take place November 18th at 6:00 pm at Wollman Hall, The New School, 66 West 12th Street, Fifth Floor (entrance is through the ground floor courtyard). The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. For more information, visit


Parsons Journal for Information Mapping (PJIM): Call for Papers and Projects

Mon Sep 12, 2011 23:59

Abstracts due: August 12th 2011
Full submissions due: September 12th 2011
The Parsons Journal for Information Mapping (PJIM) is calling for papers and projects for publication in the October Issue – The 4th Issue of Volume III. PJIM is an academic journal and online forum designed to share knowledge about information mapping and its related disciplines (information design, data/knowledge visualization, taxonomies, data analytics, informatics, information systems, and graphic interface design).
PJIM is published quarterly by the Parsons Institute for Information Mapping and focuses on both the theoretical and practical aspects of information visualization. With each issue, the Journal aims to present novel ideas and approaches that advance the field of Knowledge Visualization through visual, engineering, and cognitive methods.
We are interested in publishing original essays, academic manuscripts, interactive and non-interactive projects, and project documentation that address representation, processing, and communication of information. PJIM encourages interdisciplinary thinking and approaches.
We are open to submissions regarding, but not limited to, the following disciplines:
- Visual analysis and interpretation,
- Social, political, or economic discourse surrounding information, distribution and use,
- Cognition, thinking, and learning,
- Visual and perceptual literacy,
- Historical uses of information and imagery, and Semiotics
PJIM accepts submissions in the following styles:
- Traditional academic manuscripts that share empirical, methodological, and/or applied findings;
- Research-based academic essays with proper citations;
- Research –and/or interview – based articles; and
- Interactive and non-interactive projects, accompanied by project documentations.
PJIM does not accept “advertorials” or case studies of companies or commercial products.
Abstract Submissions Must Include the Following Information:
- Authors (all): name, highest degree, mailing address, phone, fax, e-mail, and institutional affiliation as appropriate
- Biography (all authors): a brief, 25-50 word biography
- Title: title of your submission
- Keywords: a list of 5-10 keywords
- Abstract: description of the proposed, full submission, maximum of 250 words
- Format: description of the format of the final submission and what PJIM should expect to receive from you
- Technologies: description of project tools if applicable (e.g. URL, images, graphics, illustrations, etc.)
All manuscripts and essays must be submitted and formatted in Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format. For more information and submission guidelines, visit


(re) collection

Thu Jun 16, 2011 18:00 - Sat Sep 17, 2011

New York, New York
United States of America

The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons The New School for Design presents (re) collection, an exhibition exploring the daily lives of art objects and the role of institutional art collections in the 21st century. The exhibition features approximately 40 works from The New School’s art collection, including pieces by Larry Bell, Clegg and Guttman, Camilo Egas, Shirin Neshat, Roxy Paine, Peter Saul, Richard Tuttle, and Carrie Mae Weems. (re) collection is on view from June 16–September 17, 2011, with an opening reception on June 16 from 6-8 p.m.
For more information, visit the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center website or the New School Art Collection website.