The Nocturnals: Carolina Wheat

Wheat_ImagePlease join us for the next installment of The Nocturnals lecture series, featuring Carolina Wheat, Director of the Office of Admission. Carolina will be speaking on Thursday, March 20, at 1:00 pm, in the Bark Orientation Room (2 W 13th Street, 1st floor). 

Carolina Wheat currently lives in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn with her family. Born in Detroit, bred in surrounding wetlands and vacant industrial wastelands, her writing, soundscapes and visual art-work, attempts to tap into spirits. Playing with ancestry, used objects, the body and historical places, she works to incorporate a supporting mystic yet scientific belief system. Be it focusing on the afterlife or this life now, she integrates empathy with skepticism.  With sensitivity, she handles the ephemeral perception to human’s omens and the atmosphere surrounding us. 

With a BFA in textile surface design from the University of Michigan and an MFA in Writing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, early on she realized working for the NYC fashion industry wasn’t as cool as fabricating installations for the Detroit electronic music rave scene in the mid-90’s. Later, her deep dark love of radio transmitted her to volunteer for WCBN, FreeRadioSAIC and was one of the founding members of CHIRP (Chicago Indie Radio Project). When she’s not reading palms, she’s making aspiring artists/designers dreams come true as the Director of Admission at Parsons The New School for Design.


Organized by Niki Kriese of ADHT, The Nocturnals is a lecture series featuring Parsons staff-members who are creative practitioners in their ‘off-hours.’ Seven artists will present and discuss their work, which includes visual art, writing, sound, and choreography. While the breadth is rich, these artists share an obsession with the invisible, and a sense of longing for the unattainable. Yet the work does not feel sorry for itself. It is sharp, humorous, self-effacing, and self-aware, while willing to relinquish control long enough for something magical to happen. 

For more information, please contact Niki Kriese




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