Simon Collins

Born , United Kingdom
Lives in New York

The Crits: Parsons Faculty on the Presidential Inauguration
A roundtable discussion

Tuesday, January 27, 2009, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Malcolm Klein Room
The New School, 66 West 12th Street, 5th floor
Free admission, reservations are recommended

One week after the presidential inauguration, Parsons’ faculty critiques not the students but this country’s new leader: the fashion, the stage, the sound, and the lights of the inaugural ceremonies for the 44th president of the United States. On the closing of the exhibition “OURS: Democracy in the Age of Branding,” this roundtable reveals how the pros judge what is served to the masses.

Participants hail from various departments at Parsons, ranging from fashion to product and lighting design, from constructed environments to new media. Moderated by Tim Marshall, Dean of Parsons The New School for Design.

Panelists include Shana Agid; Director of Academic Projects; Laura Auricchio, Assistant Professor of Art History, School of Art and Design History and Theory; Simon Collins, Dean, School of Fashion; Melanie Crean, Assistant Professor of Media Design, School of Art, Media, and Technology; Bill Gaskins, Lecturer in the Department of Photography, The School of Art and Design History and Theory; Arthur Ou, Assistant Professor of Photography, School of Art, Media, and Technology; Jane Pirone, Director, BFA Communication Design, School of Art, Media, and Technology; and Derek Porter, Director, MFA Lighting Design, School for Constructed Environments.