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Visit to the BnF: Documenting & Archiving Performance

Visit to the BnF: Documenting & Archiving Performance

Students from AMT, SDM and Fashion Design in the “Bodies in Space” course taught by Emmanuel Cohen went to the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF, French national library) yesterday. They visited the Rotonde des Arts du spectacle (Rotunda of Performing arts), a section dedicated to the exhibition of the archives of performance. The BnF on […]

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CLASS PROJECT - Fashion Cultures

CLASS PROJECT – Fashion Cultures

During the first year of the MA Fashion Studies, students take a class called ‘Fashion Cultures’, taught by Justin Morin, which aims to bridge fashion theory and practice via the making of a magazine. By exploring the world of fashion magazines, the class opens up different perspectives on fashion, such as the role of the […]

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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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How to find the right project topic?

How to find the right project topic?

First Year students in Integrative Studio & Seminar 2 are invited to develop their own projects during the Spring semester. While the freedom of deciding for oneself can be thrilling, it is sometimes hard to know when a topic makes for an interesting “research and making” project in an Art and Design school. To refine […]

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SDM Class Profile- Research & Development Methods

SDM Class Profile- Research & Development Methods

Applying the methods discussed in class in a real life context:   In the Research and Development methods class, students are able to apply the lesson learned in class into a real life context, preparing them for their professional life after school. Strategic Design and Management students have been currently working in a semester long […]

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A look into The Making of Paris

A look into The Making of Paris

This semester, Parsons Paris is offering a course titled The Making of Paris, taught by Professor Stephanie Nadalo. The course examines the urban, artistic, and social history of Paris from the city’s ancient origins to the present, looking into local monuments from the Notre Dame Cathedral to the Eiffel Tower, and everything in between that […]

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Le Sacre du Printemps & Hi für Caudwell

Le Sacre du Printemps & Hi für Caudwell

On March 27th, members from our Bodies in Space class ventured back to the Centre National de la Danse in Pantin to watch two concept performances titled, “Hi für Caudwell” &“Le Sacre du Printemps.“ The first performance, Hi für Caudwell, is an 3xtract from the project Mouvements für Lachenmann, translated to Staging of an Event Concert. […]

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Global Perspectives on Design History

Global Perspectives on Design History

Global Perspectives on Design History is a course offered by Parsons Paris and taught under the knowledgable eye of Professor Stephanie Nadalo. This class examines global perspectives on design history from the 15th century to the present, challenging traditional Western-centric and national narratives and incorporating decoloniality and transnationality within the design history discourse. Professor Nadalo and […]

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Exploring alternative food systems on a Parisian rooftop garden

Exploring alternative food systems on a Parisian rooftop garden

Students in the first year course “Sustainable Systems” with instructor Kathryn Frost visited a rooftop garden in Paris as part of their exploration of alternative food systems. Communauté Facteur Graine opened two years ago on the roof of a post office near La Chapelle, and produces organic vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers for the 500 […]

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