Friday and Saturday April 1 & 2
Kellen Auditorium, Johnson Design Center, 66 fifth ave NYC

What are some of the immaterial qualities that make up our surroundings? How do we better understand elements of interior climate, the physiological and psychological impacts, so that these become the material with which we create and educate?

On April 1st and 2nd designers, physicians, scientists, scholars and artists will come together to explore these questions. Presenters include: Robert Irwin (keynote), Phillippe Rahm, Lisa Heschong, Alexander Wunsch, Natalija Subtoncic.

Roundtable discussions with faculty and interior designers will follow the presentations. Preceding the symposium, there will be an exhibition and panel discussion called Radical Shifts, documenting the transition from an ‘Interior Design’ to an ‘Environmental Design’ program at Parsons dating from the mid-60s, a predecessor to our current Program in Interiors.