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Parsons Presents AFTERTASTE: The Atmosphere of Objects

The New School
Theresa Lang Student and Community Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th St,
2nd Fl
New York,  NY 10011

Presentations include:

Objects + Markets: Mia Lundström, creative director of Home Furnishings at IKEA of Sweden, in conversation with Metropolis Editor-in-Chief Susan Szenasy
Objects + Language: Akiko Busch, design writer
Objects + Subjects: Jonas Damon, creative director, frog; Rochester Institute of Technology professors Janet Borgersen and Jonathan Schroeder; and Parsons Product Design Director Rama Chorpash
Objects Arranged: Hannah Plumb and James Russell of JAMESPLUMB; design philosopher Leonard Koren; and Peter Wheelwright, author, architect and associate professor at Parsons
Objects Many and Few: A Conversation Between a Minimalist and a Maximalist Collector and editor Fritz Karch; David Mann, MR Architecture + Décor; and Pilar Viladas, design editor, T: The New York Times Style Magazine.

AFTERTASTE was initiated in 2007 as a series of lectures and roundtable conversations dedicated to the critical review of interior design. The symposium is intended as an expansive meditation on the concept of the interior environment and its constituent elements. Launched in 2009, the MFA Interior Design program at Parsons was established to provoke progressive change in the field by asking questions, challenging ideas, and speculating on presumptions. By redefining approaches to interior design, expanding the scope of the discipline and bringing new thinking to old knowledge the program is building robust research that will influence and enhance the Interior Design discipline and the education of the Interior Designer for the 21st century. For more information, visit

Parsons The New School for Design is a global leader in art and design education. The School of Constructed Environments at Parsons is the only integrated school of interior design, lighting design, product design and architecture in the country. In addition to the new MFA in Interior Design, the school encompasses a Master of Architecture, Master of Fine Arts in Lighting Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Architectural Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Product Design, and Associates Degree in Interior Design. For more information on the School of Constructed Environments, please visit



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