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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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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 […]

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Installation Club – Net Wt.

The Installation Club is a Parsons Paris students’ initiative that aims to create one large-scale installation each semester based on the social and physical environment of Parsons Paris and the city at large. The first installation, Net Wt., is a reaction to the number of plastic bottles thrown away at the school on a regular […]

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Parsons Paris Open House (in case you missed it)

We had a great turnout at the Parsons Paris Open House this weekend, but know that not everyone was able to make it. We put together this post so you can “meet” the Admissions team, take a virtual campus tour, and learn more about our 3 undergraduate and 4 graduate degrees. The team is always happy […]

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Fall Break: Great Exhibitions in Paris

It’s Fall Break! If you are planning to staying in town, check out these great exhibitions that are happening in Paris: WHAT: Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (exhibition) WHERE: Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais WHEN:  October 2015 – January 2016 HOW MUCH: Full rate: 13 € ESPECIALLY FOR: Fashion students; HDCS students Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le […]

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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 […]

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Public Talk: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Barbie

Tuesday, September 15th Parsons Paris presents Anne Monier, curator of the Department of Toys at Musée des Arts Décoratifs, who will present her upcoming exhibition on the iconic doll, Barbie. Barbie and the museum – the reunion of these two words might come as a surprise. Why on earth would the most famous blonde in […]

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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 […]

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Welcome to Parsons Paris

Welcome to Parsons Paris! Our official video is online. Watch it now, and learn more on how to apply to Parsons Paris on the Admission page of our website!

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