Parsons Students and Faculty Debut Work in China

This fall, work by students and faculty at the School of Art Media and Technology (AMT) at Parsons The New School for Design will be featured in two major exhibitions in China.

Translife, a cutting-edge International Triennial of New Media Art at The National Art Museum of China, was recently covered in the New York Times. In addition to being curated by Parsons faculty member Zhang Ga, the exhibition features the collaborative student project Weather Tunnel,, a series of installations created from environmental sensors that were deployed in a variety of geographically and geopolitically diverse locations around the world. Weather Tunnel, is a series of installations created from environmental data collected from sensors that were deployed in a variety of geographically and geopolitically diverse locations around the world. The goal was to create works that respond both conceptually and formally to environmental and ecological crises.

BJDW ALT, an exhibition of student work that responds to the alternative creative hotspots in Beijing, is part of the new Beijing Design Week taking place September 26-October 3. The result of a collaborative studio held this past June with students from Parsons, the China Central Academy of Fine Arts, and Tsinghua University, BJDW ALT teamed up students to explore Beijing’s Dongcheng District and uncover a variety of grassroots, international and community-centered creative spaces. The students then created site-specific design and new media art installations in response to these spaces, which culminated in a Big Urban Game where participants could take a tour of the hot spots and interact with the student installations.

To keep up with the School of Art, Media and Technology’s work around the globe, visit the AMT blog.