FASHIONING THEORY SEMINAR – Fashion-Making in the Transglobal Landscape: From Chinese to Global Fashion

FASHIONING THEORY SEMINAR – Fashion-Making in the Transglobal Landscape: From Chinese to Global Fashion

The seventh installment of the Parsons Paris Fashioning Theory Seminar was held on Wednesday November 21st, with guest speakers Professor Simona Segre Reinach and Dr. Wessie Ling. The duo came to Parsons Paris to present their latest book, Fashion in Multiple Chinas: Chinese Styles in the Transglobal Landscape, as well as to analyze the global […]

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European Fashion Heritage Association Conference

European Fashion Heritage Association Conference

On November 8th and 9th, 2019, the European Fashion Heritage Association organised the international conference “Europe and Fashion: Questioning Identities and Cultures” held at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Here established fashion scholars and curators discussed their work in connection to the construction and problematization of European fashion identities and cultures. As part of scientific […]

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Statements on Fashion: A Critical Fashion Podcast

Statements on Fashion: A Critical Fashion Podcast

In the Fall of 2018, second-year MA Fashion Studies students Philippa Nesbitt and Katie Wilkes launched a podcast called Statements on Fashion, where they feature bi-monthly interviews with fashion scholars and practitioners. We interviewed them to find out more about their backgrounds and their new podcast.   Parsons Paris: Where are you two from? Katie […]

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Fashion History and Mediation

Fashion History and Mediation

The Fashion History and Mediation course at Parsons Paris takes a critical perspective on the development of fashion in relation to media, capitalism, and Western culture. Led by Antoine Bucher, Fashion Studies students in this course begin with fashion plates, outlining the development of different media and how fashion mediation evolved with it. They look at […]

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Sustainable Systems class visit to an urban roof garden

Sustainable Systems class visit to an urban roof garden

The Sustainable Systems course for first-year students provides a foundational understanding of the scientific and social issues related to the design of resilient urban futures. Students take field trips and lectures to locations that introduce and frame discussions and context-based learning related to sustainability, ecology, and systems. Those trips are combined with studio-based labs, where […]

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Typographic Cast: Art, Media and Technology Sophomore Exhibition

Typographic Cast: Art, Media and Technology Sophomore Exhibition

  For the first module of their Core Studio “Narratives”, Sophomore students were taught the basics of graphic design, each creating several printed pieces to be displayed at the exhibition at the end of the 5 week module. Art, Media and Technology sophomore Jonathan Riese shares his experience.   The module started out with each […]

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Idea Prototyping: Chair Building Workshop at La Reserve des Arts

Idea Prototyping: Chair Building Workshop at La Reserve des Arts

The Idea prototyping class went to the Reserve des Art to learn the skills to build a chair from scratch using the Enzo Mari’s model in his book Autoprogettazione. Art, Media and Technology Junior Mayomi Basnayaka tells us about the project. On November 6th 2018, we all met up at the Reserve des Art in […]

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Idea Prototyping : Class Profile

Idea Prototyping : Class Profile

The Idea Prototyping class is offered to both MFA Design Technology (DT) students along with the Juniors and Seniors of BFA Art Media and Technology (AMT). AMT Junior Mayomi Basnayaka tells us about her experience in the class. This class is taught by James Auger and in this class we we learn how to make – […]

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Exploring Unconventional Spaces to Interact with Art in Modern Day Paris

Exploring Unconventional Spaces to Interact with Art in Modern Day Paris

For the first time at Parsons Paris, in the Fall of 2018 we are offering a class, taught completely in French, that introduces students to contemporary art and design within the Parisian cultural landscape. Paris Art Scene is taught by Emmanuel Cohen, who holds a Ph.D in Performance Studies and has dedicated a large portion […]

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Parisian Interactive Art in First Year Integrative Studio

Parisian Interactive Art in First Year Integrative Studio

In their First Year, students are broadening their understanding of the creative process by mixing research and making. In Ann Attali’s Integrative Studio class, groups of students led multiple tours around different locations in Paris such as St Germain des Près, la Petite Ceinture and le Bois de Vincennes.  Each group chose a location and […]

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