Photo highlights of Design Studies Symposium
Media designer and design educator Sean Donahue discussed the subversive capabilities of design that can be used to incite action; here he shows a student project in which Doritos were detached from their consumerist brand identity and displayed as individual ingredients.
(Left to Right) Liz Collins, artist and designer; Elizabeth Guffey, professor at SUNY, specialist on design history, theory and criticism; Jenny Sabin, experimental architecture and design professor at Cornell, and Parsons’ Hazel Clark discuss issues of gender and design
“Is design a wish fulfilled? No matter what the consequences to some others?” asks Rama Chorpash, designer and professor at Parsons, School of Constructed Environments
The final speaker of the day, Milan-based architect and designer Aldo Cibic (centre) discussed his recent project, Rethinking Happiness, a future-facing design plan for re-envisioning possibilities for urban/rural living, with social entrepreneur Alex Eaton (left) and Radhika Subramaniam, chief curator of the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons.
(At the podium) Clive Dilnot, professor of Design Studies Parsons asks difficult questions of guest speakers Christopher Bull and Rama Chorpash (seated at panel). Director Design Studies, Susan Yelavich (seated, foreground) worries.
Student of Design Studies, Juan Pablo, works hard backstage. Photographs by Rachel Meade Smith