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HDCS Graduation Exhibition : Material Contingencies

HDCS Graduation Exhibition : Material Contingencies

On May 17-19, 2019, the History of Design and Curatorial Studies MA presented Material Contingencies, an exhibition examining contemporary notions of “object” and “objecthood” and how they may or may not materialize. Shown as part of the 2019 Graduation Exhibition at the Mona Bismarck American Center, the project was developed by curator Mathilde Sauzet with […]

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2019 Graduation Exhibition at the Mona Bismarck American Center

2019 Graduation Exhibition at the Mona Bismarck American Center

Parsons Paris is proud to showcase the work of its 2019 graduates at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris. Immersive artistic installations by Art, Media and Technology graduates will address diverse subjects including human perception, social consciousness and the relationship between nature and technology. Visitors will particularly appreciate a curatorial project on the notion of the object and materiality produced by […]

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Save the Date : "Material Contingencies" Exhibition

Save the Date : “Material Contingencies” Exhibition

As part of its Graduation Exhibition, Parsons Paris is proud to present the “Material Contingencies” exhibition by the History of Design and Curatorial Studies department. Address: Mona Bismarck American Center, 34 Avenue de New York, 75116 Paris Hours: May 17  7pm – 11pm  |  May 18  12pm – midnight  |  May 19  12pm – 6pm The exhibition is free and open to the public. The History […]

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2019 Parsons Paris Festival

2019 Parsons Paris Festival

Parsons Paris is proud to present the 2019 Parsons Paris Festival, celebrating our graduating students from all programs as well as showcasing selected class projects. MAY 14 & 16 – Fashion Studies Graduate Thesis Public Defenses MAY 15 – Parsons Paris Advisory Board Meeting – Strategic Design and Management Pitch & Network Event MAY 16 […]

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HDCS Thesis Defenses

HDCS Thesis Defenses

Congratulations to our 2019 MA HDCS graduating students who brilliantly defended their thesis projects last week! Melany Telleen The Mona Bismarck House: Architecture, decorative arts and the construction of identity in Paris Melany came to Parsons Paris after working as an architect in Chicago. Her research interests include the furniture and interiors of the 18th […]

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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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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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Architectural Walking Tour

Architectural Walking Tour

On Thursday, April 4th, our Redefining Modernity class left the classroom and headed for the streets of the 16th arrondissement to embark on a walking tour of the Art Deco, Art Nouveau and Modernist architecture. Starting at Metro Ranelagh, the group walked towards 5 Rue du Dr. Blanche, where they saw an Art Deco building […]

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