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Parsons Presents 2012 Thesis Work: Select Work from Across the Disciplines at Parsons

Clockwise from top left: Danielle Frankel, BFA Fashion Design; Luke Burke, BFA Photography; Rachel Levit, BFA Illustration; Jacqueline Cooksey and Ben Winter, MFA Transdisciplinary Design.

Parsons The New School for Design has launched a Parsons Thesis Site presenting select thesis and capstone projects by graduating students from across the disciplines at Parsons.

The website provides an overview of the diversity of work taking place at Parsons, which was presented this spring during the Parsons Festival. The festival featured exhibitions, symposia, panel discussions, critiques and special projects that celebrated the next generation of artists and designers.

“During the festival, we opened our doors to the public to experience the breadth and depth of contemporary art and design practice, and to preview critically engaged and transformative work,” said Parsons Executive Dean Joel Towers. “This annual event has become a highlight of our year.”

The thesis site can be filtered by each of the academic programs at Parsons, as well as the five thematic schools in which these programs are housed. Among the highlights are the first graduating classes of the school’s new programs in Fashion Design and Society, and also Transdisclipinary Design.

To view work from these programs and more, please visit

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