Environmental “artshop” and teaching laboratory this fall at Parsons the New School for Design

From the 27th of September, continuing over a four-month period, artists, designers, architects, dancers, chefs and scientists will be offering a wide array of interactive exchanges, ranging from workshops to of-site explorations at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center (SJDC) at Parsons The New School for Design (NYC, USA).

The focus of this laboratory lies in public participation dynamically transforming and shaping the experience of both visitors and artists. Radhika Subramaniam, Director and Chief Curator of the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center and the curator of the lab supports this approach of letting the public engage more and subsequently think more:

“We see the galleries as spaces with which to think, rather than as venues for display.”

The opening reception illustrates the nature of the gallery, as the artist Tattfoo Tan is assisted by a member of the Staten Island Collective 5 P.M. (Poop Machine) ,  a chicken, in  the workshop on raising urban chickens!

For a full program and to sign up for workshops, visit www.SJDCParsons.org.

For more information about the Design Center visit www.newschool.edu/sjdc.

By Nikolai Huckle

Nikolai is a BA-student in Individual Studies at the Leuphana University Lueneburg. He did a five months internship at Cultura21 in the framework of the Leuphana PLUS program. Nikolai studiert das Studium Individuale an der Leuphana Universität Lüneburg und absolvierte im Rahmen des Leuphana Plus Programms ein fünfmonatiges Praktikum bei Cultura21.