Category | graduate RSS feed for this section

History of Design & Curatorial Studies: Publication Launch

Students in the MA History of Design & Curatorial Studies program spend two years learning the history of decorative arts and design engaging with various methods to research culture, including first-hand experience of objects in museum collections and of design practice through collaborations with their fellow student designers. This end of year publication was proposed […]

Read more

Student Show: You Are Here (COP21)

Parsons Paris proudly presents the student show You Are Here. This show is our response to COP21 climate change conference held in Paris. “You are here. We are here. We are in Paris in the weeks after the November 13th terrorist attacks and in the days of the COP21 conference on climate change. This is our city. This is […]

Read more


Thursday, October 22nd at 6:30pm kicks off this semester’s Open Programming with FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: a collaborative project by masters students Katia Porro (MA History of Design & Curatorial Studies) and shawné michaelain holloway (MFA Design + Technology) which explores ideas of collaboration and curatorial strategies for new media artwork. The approach can be viewed as […]

Read more

Student Trip: Milan Design Week

This past April our MA History of Design and Curatorial Studies students travelled to Milan. Every April the international design community converges on Milan for the Salone del Mobile, a massive trade fair showing the latest developments in industrial and product design. The city of Milan is flush with designers, buyers, critics and aficionados as the […]

Read more

Student Show: Savage Minds

An homage to Claude Levi-Strauss The Savage Mind(1962), this students show is the first work of Parsons Paris incoming class of graduates from the MA History of Design and Curatorial Studies and MFA Design + Technology programs. On Monday, August 31st, 2015, the Student Show Savage Minds will take over the Parsons Paris Gallery with a collection of objects from […]

Read more

Student Show: MUSEUM FEAST

Parsons Paris MA History of Design and Curatorial Studies and MFA Design and Technology programs present Museum Feast, an exhibition of student work mediating the collection of Musée des Arts Décoratifs in the age of new media. The exhibition displays projects which combine experience design and research on the history and curation of the decorative arts. The works are focused on […]

Read more

David Bowie Is . . . A Lesson in Curation

David Bowie is….? How does one museum exhibition attempt to answer this question about arguably the biggest persona in performance history? Victoria and Albert co-curators Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh of the Theater & Performance Department, were invited to Parsons Paris by Bridget O’Rourke, Director of Transcurricular Strategies, to discuss the curatorial process behind the […]

Read more

MA History of Design & Curatorial Studies vs. Enzo Mari

In preparation for the upcoming exhibition at the Parsons Paris Gallery, the MA History of Design & Curatorial Studies students rolled up their sleeves and got down to business building furniture. Under the guidance of Head Technician Ivan Twohig, Gallery Manager Alison Carey, and Program Director Emmanuel Guy, the students used the plans developed by […]

Read more

Announcing: MFA Design+Technology Launch / Symposium / Art Hack Day

This fall marks the inaugural year of our MFA Design + Technology at Parsons Paris. With the launch of the new program, students can look forward to #AMTrdv, a series of talks with invited international artists, which are also open to the public (stay tuned for dates here). The first major event is Art Hack Day, […]

Read more

MFA DT Workshop Interaction Futures

5 days, 14 MFA Design & Technology students, 2 professors, 1 mentor from Audi, and 1 Parisian co-working space (NUMA). During the weeklong workshop Interaction Futures, graduate student teams developed speculative concepts around notions of the Metaverse, a term describing what the Internet and its related cultures and technologies will evolve into over the next […]

Read more