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Parsons Festival | May 5-9

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Festival Highlights
May 5-9
Parsons Chat Series: Michael Donovan
Thursday, May 05, 12:30-1:30 pm
Event Cafe
University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, lower level

The Parsons Chat Series is an exciting opportunity to talk with dynamic industry leaders who are on the Parsons Board of Governors. This is a chance to enjoy a conversation and ask questions that might not be covered in a syllabus: how they began their careers, their challenges, struggles and accomplishments, sharing insight and advice. Parsons Board member Michael Donovan is a founding partner of Donovan/Green, a marketing communication and design consultancy. (read more)

Opening Reception: I Can Because You Do
Thursday, May 05, 6:00-9:00 pm
Participant Gallery
253 E. Houston St., #1

Parsons School of Design MFA Fine Arts program presents I Can Because You Do, the 2016 MFA Thesis Exhibition at Participant Galley opening May 5 and running through May 14. Curated by Alhena Katsof. (read more)

Parsons At Wanted Design, Industry City, Brooklyn
Saturday, May 07, 11:00 am-6:00 pm
Industry City, Factory Floor Exhibition Hall
274 36th Street, Sunset Park, Brooklyn
For the second year, Parsons School of Design will be exhibiting at Industry City in Brooklyn as part of WantedDesign and NYCxDesign, New York City’s Design Week. This year, select works from Parsons’ Product Design students will be shown at Industry City as part of the WantedDesign exhibit on the Factory Floor. (read more)
Future Now
Monday, May 09, 12:00-6:00 pm
Kellen Gallery
Sheila C. Johnsons Design Center, 2 W. 13 Street

Combining works from across all of Parsons’ undergraduate and associate degree programs, Future Now will take place in the Kellen Gallery, hallway, and lobby. It will be on view May 9 through May 20, 2016. Curated by Andria Hickey. (read more)

Opening Reception: Impact! At South Street Seaport
Monday, May 09, 6:00-9:00 pm
South Street Seaport
117 Beekman Street
Running through June 10, Impact! explores the ways in which designers, artists, scholars, technologists, and strategists from different disciplines come together—often in unexpected or complex ways—to push the limits of their practice and create new possibilities for social change. (read more)


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