Parsons Faculty Lydia Matthews to Teach Course at Ca’Foscari at the University of Venice

an image of Co’Foscari, University of Venice

Parsons faculty Lydia Matthews will participate in a workshop entitled, “History of Labour and Labour Movement,” with artists and students/faculty from Ca’Foscari University in Venice, Italy, focused on walking as a form of research and a tool to enhance perceptual awareness.

Co-organized by Lydia Matthews and Radhika Subramaniam, the site is the largely abandoned industrial zone of Porto Marghera–located directly across the lagoon from Venice’s tourist center–where we will explore how to envision cross-disciplinary interventions and co-creative, participatory curatorial platforms to raise questions about the history of environmental catastrophe in the region and its impact on local labor.

Matthew’s class in a related topic, “Walking as Research Practice” will be offered as a M/BFA elective at the New School this fall.