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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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Graduating Student, Sif Lindblad

Graduating Student, Sif Lindblad

The Cave Replacing the Cube: Considering Asger Jorn and Jørn Utzon’s 1964 un-realized museum through the lens of Critical Regionalism   Working with the archive of museum Jorn in Denmark, graduating student Sif Lindblad’s thesis project is researching the proposal for a museum to house danish artist Asger Jorn’s collection; a proposal that Jorn did […]

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Graduating Student, Melany Telleen

Graduating Student, Melany Telleen

My thesis paper is on the Mona Bismarck house, which we, and by we I mean anyone presenting there later this semester or attending my defence, will all be very familiar with in the next few weeks.  The title is : Architecture, Decorative Arts and the Construction of Identity in Paris, 1956 – 1983. In […]

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Graduating Student, Jorge A. Torrens

Graduating Student, Jorge A. Torrens

Jorge A. Torrens (Jorge Day) is a student at The New School Parsons Paris, MA Design & Curatorial Studies. His thesis subject is SAVING FACE: Technocratic Modernism’s Discourse on Architecture & Design through the Exhibition Jean Prouvé, Industriel du Bâtiment at theMusée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, 1964. His research focuses on the politics of space […]

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Graduating Student, Pamela Arellano Zameza

Graduating Student, Pamela Arellano Zameza

My name is Pamela Arellano Zameza I’m from North Carolina in the US but I was born in Veracruz, Mexico. I am a second year Masters student in the History of Design and Curatorial studies program. I’ve chosen to do the masters exam which is on the topic of 20th century European furniture and minor […]

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Introducing Professor Stephanie Nadalo

Introducing Professor Stephanie Nadalo

Professor Stephanie Nadalo is one of Parsons Paris’ professors known for teaching several classes around curation, art history and design, amongst many others.  When not lecturing in a classroom to our students, Professor Nadalo takes her lectures to associations and panel discussions around the art communities of the world. In February 2019 from the 13th […]

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