Learning Sustainable Design Practices as soon as First Year
In a conscious effort to minimize the environmental impact of classes and projects, Integrative Studio 1 faculty bring of the First Year students to one of our partner, La Réserve des Arts. La Réserve des Arts (the arts’ stock) is an association specilazing in circular economy and reuse of materials. In their storehouse in Pantin, a few stops away from the Romainville campus and Fondation Fiminco, they welcome material donations from art fairs, industries and theaters, among others, to which they give a second live for artisans, artists and students alike.
Beyond its positive and sustainable impact, La Réserve des Arts’ storehouse offers students a large choice of raw materials and artefacts to pick from, and expands their understanding of the technical and cultural values of materials.
Parsons Paris is a partner of La Réserve des Arts for almost 10 years now, which helped the campus created more sustainable events using recycled and re-used materials.