About Nicolette Kabitsis

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Introducing Professor Emmanuel Cohen

Introducing Professor Emmanuel Cohen

Professor Emmanuel Cohen teaches six courses a year throughout each of the programs in Parsons, from First Year classes, through to History of Design and Curatorial Studies, French, he even helps out within the Advanced Research Seminar for Fashion Design Juniors.  On top of all of this, Professor Cohen is co-coordinating the First Year Curriculum. […]

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The History of the Notre Dame

The History of the Notre Dame

Yesterday evening, on Monday, April 16th, Parisians, tourists and frankly the whole world was struck with shock and awe as they watched, listened to or researched the blazing Notre Dame. In order to truly show the devastation of the matter, Parsons Paris is here, presenting a timeline of history and innovation in architecture towards the […]

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A Day at Villa Cavrois

A Day at Villa Cavrois

On Sunday, April 14th, Professor Rebecca Cavanaugh’s Redefining Modernity class spent the day in Lille, France, exploring Robert Mallet-Stevens’ architecture.  The Villa Cavrois was built between 1929 and 1932 for Paul Cavrois, an industrialist from Roubaix active in the textile industry.  The Villa was occupied, ultimately looted and left in a destroyed manner after the war. […]

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Parsons Paris takes the Folies Bergère and Jean Paul Gaultier's Fashion Freak Show

Parsons Paris takes the Folies Bergère and Jean Paul Gaultier’s Fashion Freak Show

This past week, our students were invited to attend Jean Paul Gaultier’s Fashion Freak Show at the Folies Bergère. Many of our students were beyond excited to finally step in to this world famous Art Deco building, soaking in its architecture, craftsmanship and all of the details in every corner of the building – from […]

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Mural Nomad - Tiphanie Dragaut and Benjamin Hochard

Mural Nomad – Tiphanie Dragaut and Benjamin Hochard

On Friday, April 12th, our Art and Textiles class welcomed curators Tiphanie Dragaut and Benjamin Hochard to their classroom for a presentation and discussion on Mural Nomad, a group exhibition around contemporary tapestry and woven art. Dragaut began the presentation explaining the importance of Le Corbusier’s tapestry work in the creation of the exhibition as […]

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HDCS Alumni, Forrest Pelsue

HDCS Alumni, Forrest Pelsue

I had the opportunity to interview HDCS Alumni Forrest Pelsue about what she has been up to since graduating! 1. What was your thesis on last year?  How did you go about it?  My thesis examined the collection, display, and discourse around craft objects in French institutions in the 20th century. I focused on the […]

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A Machine for Living

A Machine for Living

On Thursday, April 11th, HDCS students in Professor Rebecca Cavanaugh’s Redefining Modernity class went to Poissy, Paris, to observe first handily Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye. Le Corbusier is not a new figure for our students, who instantly expressed awe in witnessing one of his most iconic modern architecture works. Our student’s circled the venue and […]

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Professor Kathleen Rittter and "Beat Nation: Art, Hop Hop and Aboriginal Culture."

Professor Kathleen Rittter and “Beat Nation: Art, Hop Hop and Aboriginal Culture.”

On Wednesday, April 10th, our Global Perspectives on Design History class welcomed Kathleen Ritter to discuss her work with the Beat Nation: Art, Hop Hop and Aboriginal Culture exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery. While going into details about artists who’s work was shown like Nicholas Galanin and Kent Monkman, Ritter also provided statements towards […]

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Sara Martinetti and The Fabricated Image: Pictorial and Textile Transpositions in the work of Robert Gober

Sara Martinetti and The Fabricated Image: Pictorial and Textile Transpositions in the work of Robert Gober

On Friday, April 5th, our Art & Textiles class greeted Sara Martinetti and participated in on her lecture towards her research on The Fabricated Image: Pictorial and Textile Transpositions in the work of Robert Gober. Grober is a sculptor who works with everyday objects to juxtapose common views, making them different by inflicting his personal […]

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Palais de la Porte Dorée

Palais de la Porte Dorée

On Thursday, April 4th, our French Graduate Reading class headed over to Palais de la Porte Dorée, just next to Bois de Vincennes to present in pairs and individually on the building’s architecture, history, artistic works and overall mission statement… in French! Starting with the inside forum, discussing the frescos and iron work, as well […]

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