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Dangerous on-the-way at Palais de Tokyo

Parsons Paris has recently had the honor of partnering with the Palais de Tokyo, the largest center for contemporary art in Europe of the solo show of Australian artist/ Parsons Paris faculty member Mel O’Callaghan. Dangerous on-the-way continues her reflections about ritual as a transformative expression of the human condition combining sculpture, video, and performance. […]

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Announcing Program Blogs

Throughout the semester we’ve been working behind the scenes to create blogs to highlight each of our programs, showcasing students, student work, faculty, and experiences, both in the classroom and around Paris, and beyond. It is impossible to share all the amazing opportunities for students, but program directors have worked with student assistants to give you […]

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Monnaie de Paris x Parsons Paris

On the evening of Thursday, November 17th, Parsons Paris students will present Sorry. I didn’t get that., a series of performances, installations and artworks, that will occupy the Monnaie de Paris exhibition Maurizio Cattelan: Not Afraid of Love. From a childish mischievousness to a cynical critique Sorry. I didn’t get that. will create a dialogue […]

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Memories and Politics of Exile Symposium, Oct 6-7th 2016

The Second World War created a wave of refugees and was a crucial moment in the development of global refugee policy. How can that past inform our present understanding of the migration crisis currently facing millions of exiles and refugees on both sides of the Atlantic? The symposium “Memories and Politics of Exile” is jointly […]

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D’Days: Origins of A Work

Parsons Paris, in collaboration with Domaine de Boisbuchet, presents “L’origine de l’original”, a satellite of the summer exhibition at Domaine de Boisbuchet. The exhibition explores the notions of creativity and originality through design, and questions the value and the very existence of originality. The Parsons Paris Gallery exhibition shows objects that have revolutionized design history and practice. The […]

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Parsons Paris Graduation 2016

On Friday, May 20th we graduated our students from the MA History of Design & Curatorial Studies and MFA Design & Technology program.  Congratulations to the class of 2016! The ceremony took place at partner institution Les Arts Décoratifs with guest speaker, artist and Parsons School of Design alumna, Auriea Harvey. The MFA Design & Technology Thesis Show at […]

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HDCS Thesis Defense 5pm + Gallery Opening 6:30pm

Thursday May 19th MA History of Design & Curatorial studies graduating student Oliver Graney will defend his thesis from 5–7pm in room 301, followed by a celebration of the work he’s been doing for Boisbuchet’s summer exhibition in the Gallery at 6:30pm. You are cordially invited to join us for either, or both! Oliver’s thesis, “News from […]

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Symposium: Bread, Politics, and other Polemics

Join us for the Bread, Politics, and other Polemics symposium where select MA History of Design & Curatorial Studies students will be presenting their research. Emile de Visscher, designer and editor of Obliquite, will also be joining us to discuss his work, the relationship between art and design, and his publication. Emile de Visscher has a double masters from the Royal College […]

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Gallery: Futurographies

There can be no dispute that the shared histories of Cambodia, U.S.A, and France are ones of violence: colonial repression, war, bombing campaigns, genocide, migrations of refugees, deportations, and forced “repatriations.” This exhibition explores another set of parallel histories: histories in which alternate futures were (and are) imagined, written, drafted, discussed, and even determined. In […]

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A Visit to the Archives of the Musee des Arts Decoratifs

This fall our fashion students, together with the professor Marco Pecorari (who also heads the new MA in Fashion Studies), visited the offsite archives of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, a partner institution of Parsons Paris. The course called Curatorial Practices in Contemporary Fashion explores fashion curating from a museological perspective, investigating the history of fashion in museums, different types […]

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