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Class Visit: Premiére Vision

Class Visit: Premiére Vision

On the 18th of September, the MAFS first year class visited ‘Première Vision’, a global textile and fashion trade show for fashion professionals, featuring 1960 exhibitors representing numerous countries. Students were able to engage and learn about the processes surrounding the textile acquisition process for designers and fashion companies whilst also getting a glimpse in to […]

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Visit from Ono Project founder, Maria Tverdokhelb

Visit from Ono Project founder, Maria Tverdokhelb

On the 18th of September, Maria Tverdokhelb, founder and designer of the Ono Project came to Parsons Paris to speak with our first year ‘Business of Fashion’ class, taught by Geraldine Blanche. In this class, Maria discussed the need for sustainability within the fashion industry and how sustainability is subjective to the individual or singular business. She […]

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Sketching at the Louvre

Sketching at the Louvre

First year students in Jason Glasser’s Drawing and Imaging class went to the Louvre to sketch some of the classical sculptures…

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Welcome New Fall 2019 Students!

Welcome New Fall 2019 Students!

Monday, August 19th Move-in Day! Parents were invited to Welcome Drinks with The Dean   Tuesday, August 20th Big day of presentations from The Dean, Student Success, Program Directors, Tech Lab, and many more! Students finished the day with a tour of Paris by boat.   Wednesday, August 21st Students rotated stations on campus to […]

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Cross-learning Experience : Introducing Design Fiction

Cross-learning Experience : Introducing Design Fiction

This week, First Year students in Integrative Seminar 2 had a chance to meet Senior AMT Eman Muhammad and participate in her project pertaining to biopolitics and design fiction. After a presentation of her project where she introduced current discussions on biopolitics, sustainability, she then explained how she engages with these questions as a designer […]

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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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"Coup de Foudre" Exhibition

“Coup de Foudre” Exhibition

Our first year Time Class visited the “Coup de Foudre” exhibition by Fabrice Hyber and Nathalie Talec at EDF Foundation on a theme of self and being another.    

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Object Redux

Object Redux

Can you find the misplaced object? In order to broaden their scope of creativity outside of the classroom, First Year students went out on an excursion to well-known French department and grocery stores, in order to find objects to redesign through a set of technical and contextual modifications during their Integrative Studio class. Students were […]

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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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First-years at the Pablo Valbuena exhibition

First-years at the Pablo Valbuena exhibition

First-year students in Time class visited the Pablo Valbuena If Time Were a Place exhibition at Le CENTREQUATRE-PARIS, and enjoyed their experience at the interactive tile pattern installation entitled Formas de tiempo [4400]. The challenge begins! Students chose a pattern and then worked on designing the tiles to match. All the tiles have to be arranged to match […]

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