Re-Thinking the Urban Forest

In partnership with the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, the U.S. Forest Service, and the NYC Urban Field Station, Parsons SCE is proud to host this public event to explore new approaches to the issue of urban wood reclamation.

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Tropical Figure Ground: Smith Obayawat, Office of Bangkok Architects

Smith Obayawat, President of the Association of Siamese Architects and Founding Principal of the Office of Bangkok Architects, will present recent commercial projects aimed at drawing Bangkok’s residents outside of air-conditioned shopping malls into passively cooled urban spaces.


Cities + Citizenship Conference

The events are inspired by and aim to be a response to the Goethe-Institut’s WELTSTADT project currently taking place across major world cities.

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Cities + Citizenship Workshops

This series of workshops will explore themes from the Cities and Citizenship conference and facilitate dialogue between students and professionals from a variety of disciplines including architecture, design, urban planning, and sociology.

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Bjarke Ingels: Social Infrastructure

Thursday, March 6, 2014, 6:00 to 7:00 pm, Tishman Auditorium, The University Center, Room 100, 63 Fifth Avenue


SCE Public Programs Spring 2014 Schedule

SCE Spring 2014 Public Programs Events


Faculty Works in Progress – David White & Brooks Atwood

David White and Brooks Atwood each give a talk on Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in The Glass Corner.


Design and Disaster: Kon Wajiro’s Modernologio

This exhibition explores Kon Wajiro’s (1888-1973) visual observations of material practices in Tokyo after the devastating 1923 Earthquake, particularly drawing from his work Modernologio (kogengaku) and from his surveys of “barracks” (makeshift structures for earthquake recovery).


Modes of Practice: Forward-thinking Design Practices

Today designers are working in a complex and fast changing environment – both socially and professionally. New and exciting modes of practice are developing in response to this change where designers cross disciplinary boundaries and experiment with new processes, business organizations, and fabrication techniques.

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Work in Progress: The Design Workshop at Highbridge

This exhibition showcases the ongoing efforts to revitalize the Highbridge Pool and Recreation Center in Washington Heights through a multi-year collaboration between the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation and the Parsons Design Workshop.