Call for funded CDRL graduate student research and design fellowship positions

Category : Parsons · by Sep 14th, 2014

The Parsons Curatorial Design Research Lab seeks one Graduate Student Curatorial Research Fellow and one Graduate Student Design Fellow to conduct research and generate texts, visual identity and publicity associated with the Lab’s initiatives. This is an opportunity to work closely with Lab members to develop content for the CDRL website, publication projects and public events. Each Fellow will be expected to work approx. 5 hours per week for 15 weeks during each semester of the 2014-15 academic year, and will receive a $2500 honorarium for their contribution. We welcome applicants from any program across The New School. Deadline: October 3, 2014.

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CDRL overnight retreat the the Mildred Lane complex(ity)!

Category : Parsons · by Sep 7th, 2014
September 2014: Lab members gathered for a Fall overnight retreat at Mildred’s Lane. Two outcomes developed from retreat sessions were: the creation of 2 Graduate Fellowship positions to reenvision CDRL’s website and publicly articulate the mission of the Lab; the idea for a Curatorial Slam event in Spring 2015 that would highlight various curatorial practices across The New School. Retreat agenda available here.

September 2014: Lab members gathered for a Fall overnight retreat at Mildred’s Lane. Two outcomes developed from retreat sessions were: the creation of 2 Graduate Fellowship positions to reenvision CDRL’s website and publicly articulate the mission of the Lab; the idea for a Curatorial Slam event in Spring 2015 that would highlight various curatorial practices across The New School. Retreat agenda available here.

September 2014: Lab members gathered for a Fall overnight retreat at Mildred’s Lane. Two outcomes developed from retreat sessions were: the creation of 2 Graduate Fellowship positions to reenvision CDRL’s website and publicly articulate the mission of the Lab; the idea for a Curatorial Slam event in Spring 2015 that would highlight various curatorial practices across The New School. Retreat agenda available here.
September 2014: Lab members gathered for a Fall overnight retreat at Mildred’s Lane. Two outcomes developed from retreat sessions were: the creation of 2 Graduate Fellowship positions to reenvision CDRL’s website and publicly articulate the mission of the Lab; the idea for a Curatorial Slam event in Spring 2015 that would highlight various curatorial practices across The New School. Retreat agenda available here.
Lab members gathered for a Fall overnight retreat at Mildred’s Lane in rural Pennsylavania, itself a provocative ongoing curatorial/radical pedagogy model created by critically acclaimed artist/designers Mark Dion and J. Morgan Puett. We welcomed Fernando do CampoTwo outcomes developed from retreat sessions were: the creation of 2 Graduate Fellowship positions to re-envision CDRL’s website so that it could become an interactive site for promoting curatorial discourse at The New School, and refining the mission of the Lab moving forward. We also decided to host a public Curatorial Slam event in Spring 2015 to highlight various curatorial practices across The New School community, demonstrating how unconventional curatorial platforms can galvanize cross-disciplinary knowledge exchange.

TWO NEW SCHOOL UNDERGRADUATE MINORS ANNOUNCED: “Museum and Curatorial Studies” and “Social Practice”

Category : Parsons · by Aug 7th, 2014

Two new minors related to activities within The New School’s undergraduate curriculum have begun, through the leadership of CDRL members. The Museum and Curatorial Studies minor is being co-organized by Julia Foulkes and Janet Kraynak (see: http://www.newschool.edu/public-engagement/bachelors-program-museum-curatorial-studies-minor/) and the Social Practice minor grew out of a collaboration between Lydia Matthews and Parsons Part Time Faculty members Shane Selzer and Norene Leddy (see: http://www.newschool.edu/parsons/minor-social-practice/).

PARSONS/COOPER HEWITT’S GRADUATE PROGRAM IN “HISTORY OF DESIGN AND CURATORIAL STUDIES” HAS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED

Category : Parsons · by Jul 7th, 2014

The renowned M.A. degree program formerly named “The History of Decorative Arts and Designed” has sharpened its focus and taken a new name that more closely aligns it with Lab activities and conversations: The History of Design and Curatorial Studies.” Jointly administered by Parsons School of Design and the Cooper Hewitt/Smithsonian Design Museum in NYC, the newly revamped program is now offered on both the New York campus and the Parsons Paris campus. Graduates are trained to pursue careers as historians, curators, and scholars in museums, universities, historic houses, auction houses, and galleries. (See: http://www.newschool.edu/parsons/ma-history-design-curatorial-studies/)

CDRL RECEIVES PROVOST’S OFFICE MUTUAL MENTORING TEAM GRANT!

Category : Parsons · by May 7th, 2014

Lab members are thrilled that The New School’s Provost office has awarded us a Mutual Mentoring Team Grant (INSERT LINK TO: http://www.newschool.edu/provost/mutual-mentoring-grants/) to support our Lab’s efforts to strengthen and deepen our institution’s relationship to contemporary curatorial practices. We will be using the money to gather for a two day long intensive retreat, where we can plan events for the year, begin to sharpen the focus of our lab’s exchanges and strategize about how to expand our conversations into the public realm.