SHOW IT OFF: Parsons Festival 2012

Last month, Parsons School of Design presented three glorious weeks of nonstop design events under the name “Parsons Festival.” It was a chance to showcase cutting-edge student work to the public and larger New School community from every creative corner of the school. There were dozens of events: fashion shows, design competitions, benefit galas, and many, many exhibitions of student work. We’ve collected some choice snapshots of the work and the revelers in the slideshow below.

Photo by Martin Seck.

The School of Design Strategies, BBA Design and Management: Entrepreneurial Ventures Panel discussed business development projects by students in Parsons' BBA Design and Management program on May 16. Photo by Jessica Miller.

On May 9, Parsons hosted Design Mix, a networking event that brought together Parsons alumni and students working in creative industries—designers, editors, bloggers, stylists, business executives and entrepreneurs—to meet one another and build community. Photo by Jessica Miller.

The Graduate Student Symposium brought together scholars from the MA History of Decorative Arts and Design and MA Fashion Studies graduate programs and students to view and discuss the work of their colleagues. Photo by Jessica Miller.

The Art, Media, and Technology Program’s reception on May 11, attendees were treated to a variety of student works. Photo by Jessica Miller.

The Art, Media, and Technology Program’s reception on May 11, attendees were treated to a variety of student works. Photo by Jessica Miller.

Interior Design MFA student Gosia Rodek models her project, Pockets of the Interiors: Private Workspheres in the Open-plan Environment as part of the Art in Odd Places event. Photo by Jessica Miller.

MFA in Interior Design Elizabeth Parker’s work, Encounter and Domustalgia. Photo by Martin Seck.

Another work from Art in Odd Places. Photo by Martin Seck.

BFA Fine Arts candidate Leslie Jimenez Roja Argha’s work, Fights and Moments of Glory. Photo by Martin Seck.

Parsons Fashion runway show, on May 1. Photo by Jonathan Grassi.