We're at the Festival: ADHT Events

ADHT invites you to our rich array of Parsons Festival events.



CONFERENCES AND SYMPOSIA

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FASHION CUTS: PUBLIC MEDIA AND THE FASHIONING OF REALITY

May 10th
1:30-3:00 pm

From ‘The Fashion Show’ on television, ‘The Sartorialist’ website, ‘Bill Cunningham New York’ the movie, to ‘Fruits’ the Japanese magazine, fashion is increasingly a visual part of our global reality.  What does this mean? Looking at different forms of public and social media, this panel discussion featuring Tim Gunn and “The Sartorialist” Scott Schuman will discuss the cultural significance of contemporary constructions of fashion.

Moderated by Hazel Clark, Dean, School of Art and Design History and Theory; with an introduction by Heike Jenss, Director, MA Fashion Studies.

Location: Tishman Auditorium, The New School, 66 West 12th Street near Sixth Avenue

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GRADUATE STUDENT SYMPOSIUM

NEW RESEARCH: Fresh Takes on Design, From Style to Stuff

Thursday, May 12th and Friday, May 13th
9:30 am -2:30 pm each day

Presentations of the latest research by students from the Masters Degree programs within the School of Art and Design History and Theory, including MA Fashion Studies and MA History of Decorative Arts and Design, in conjunction with the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.


SCHOOL OF ART and DESIGN HISTORY and THEORY RECEPTION:

May 13th from 3-5pm (following the presentations)

Location: Shelia C. Johnson Design Center, Orientation Room (The Bark Room), 2 West 13th Street, ground floor


proposition-for-new-york-city-streetsPROPOSITIONS FOR NEW YORK CITY STREETS

May 7th – May 24th
10 am-6 pm

A visual presentation of re-imagined New York City streets by students in the School of Art and Design History and Theory’s Global Issues in Design and Visuality in the 21st Century course will be on view for six days during the festival.  Each proposition featured envisions a change to the cultural dynamic of a particular block. Among them are ideas for enhancing social interaction, for individual agency, for raising the value placed on urban nature, and for encouraging cultural exchanges among diverse local communities.

Location: Sheila C. Johnson Design Center lobby, 2 West 13th Street


DESIGNERS and DESIGN HISTORY: THINKING THROUGH ISSUES and IDEAS

May 7th – May 24th
10 am-6 pm

This visual presentation highlights critical considerations of movements, issues, and theoretical positions in the history of 19th and 20th-century design. Created in collaboration with students and faculty in the courses “A History of Graphic Design,” and “History of Design: 1850—2000,” within the School of Art and Design History and Theory, it showcases how students interpret and apply key principles to their own ideas of design thinking. The presentation will be on view for six days during the Festival.

Location: Sheila C. Johnson Design Center lobby, 2 West 13th Street


LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

design_practice_and_contextsARTISTS + DESIGNERS TALKS: STUDIO PRACTICE + CONTEXTS

Wednesday, May 11th
6 pm – 8 pm

The main threads of consolidated research conducted in this class within the School of Art and Design History and Theory will be presented by students who learned to use writing and research to help situate their senior theses projects and individual studio practices in a variety of contemporary contexts.

Location: 66 Fifth Avenue, Festival Presentation Space, 11th Floor, Room 1104


london_undegroundTHE INTELLIGENCE OF POPULAR THINGS: HENRY BECK’S LONDON UNDERGROUND DIAGRAM, 1931 – 2011

Thursday, May 12th
4 pm – 5:50 pm

How does radical innovation happen in design? How, in 1931, did an unemployed 28-year old find the courage to break with every precedent and invent a new way of mapping the city? And why, eighty years on, do people still love the abstraction he produced?

Lecture by Clive Dilnot, Professor of Design Studies, School of Art and Design History and Theory

Location: 2 West 13th Street, Festival Presentation Space, 11th floor, Room 1103


RECEPTIONS

SCHOOL OF ART and DESIGN HISTORY and THEORY

RECEPTION

Friday, May 13th from 3-5pm (following the presentations)

Location: Shelia C. Johnson Design Center, Orientation Room (The Bark Room), 2 West 13th Street,


SPECIAL EVENTS

PARSONS FESTIVAL BLOCK PARTY

Saturday, May 21st
11 am-5pm

Planned programming includes large-scale printmaking; an interactive photo fashion booth; street projects involving urban garden design and public space; a symposium on environmental studies; special guest lectures; talks on transdisciplinary design; art, design, and new product displays; EATS program samplings; live jazz; examples of solar housing designs; and interactive projects with many of Parsons’ civic and creative partners.

A festival map/brochure will be made available to navigate the multitude of exhibitions, installations, projects, and presentations on view throughout the festival and during the block party. A booth will also be set up at the block party for information and directions. A day of events and happenings the schools throughout Parsons The New School for Design Campus and neighborhood in honor of Parsons The New School for Design students, parents, faculty, neighbors, friends, associates, and industry partners

Location: West 13th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues


 

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