Category : Parsons Feb 1st, 2016


CDRL is pleased to announce the editors of the Lab’s major print and digital publication project which will reveal the multiple narratives lodged within the twelve extraordinary site-specific commissions of The New School’s art collection. We’re pleased to welcome Frances Richard to the Lab, who will be editing the book component of the project, and John Reed, editor of the mobile website that will serve as a generative space for further writings and pedagogical opportunities.

Frances Richard is a poet, editor, and critic. She is the author of three books of poems—Anarch (Futurepoem, 2012), The Phonemes (Les Figues Press, 2012) and See Through (Four Way Books, 2003)—and co-author, with Jeffrey Kastner and Sina Najafi, of Odd Lots: Revisiting Gordon Matta-Clark’s “Fake Estates”(Cabinet Books, 2005). Her writing on visual art has appeared in Artforum, BOMB, The Nation, and exhibition catalogues from the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and Independent Curators International, among others. She has been a visiting scholar at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, and is the recipient of a Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant; currently she is editing a volume of essays titledJoan Jonas Is On Our Mind (Wattis Institute). She teaches at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.

John Reed is the author of Snowball’s Chance, All The World’s a Grave, and other works; Free Boat: Collected Lies and Love Poems is forthcoming from C&R Press (2016). His writing has been published in Artforum, Bomb Magazine, Art in America, the PEN Poetry Series, the Los Angeles Times, Gawker, Slate, the Paris Review, Playboy, Out Magazine, the Times Literary Supplement, the Wall Street Journal, Vice, The New York Times, Harpers; anthologized in Best American Essays (Houghton Mifflin, 2015), Devouring the Green (Jaded Ibis, 2015), StoryScape Anthology V2 (2015), American Wasteland (CLMP, 2011), The Brooklyn Rail Fiction Anthology (Hanging Loose, 2006), Vitamin PH (Phaidon, 2006), 100 Greatest Albums (VH1, 2003). At The New School, he teaches a “Writing and Publishing Lab” for the MFA in creative writing, as well as an open undergrad course, “The New School, The Pilot.” More at

Parsons Students Help Launch CDRL’s Publication Project