College Art Association Conference

Published on: January 10th, 2012

Readers of the Design Studies blog might care to take note of the upcoming College Art Association Conference, which will be held in Los Angeles this coming February. Advance registration closes Friday, January 20. Be sure to attend Design Studies Forum: Design, Thing Theory, and the Lives of Objects. Details after the jump…

Design Studies Forum: Design, Thing Theory, and the Lives of Objects

Saturday, February 25, 12:30 PM–2:00 PM
West Hall Meeting Room 503, Level 2, Los Angeles Convention Center

Chair: Leslie Atzmon, Eastern Michigan University

  • The Thingness of Making: Attending to Production and the Appropriation of the Handmade in Contemporary Design Practice, presented by Catharine Rossi, Edinburgh College of Art
  • Distributing Stresses: A Consideration of the Lives of Human and Nonhuman Things in the Eames DCM Chair, presented by Michael Golec, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Neo-Animism and Design: A New Paradigm in Object Theory, presented by Betti Marenko, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design

Program Contact

Caroline Dionne, Program Director

Program Update

Parsons is not currently admitting new students to this master’s degree program. Parsons is now offering a Graduate Minor in Design Studies that is designed to complement the MA History of Design and Curatorial Studies and other graduate programs across the university in design, liberal arts, and social research.