Symposium: Fashion Curating Now

FashionCuratingNowSymposium: Fashion Curating Now
Saturday, November 16, 9:30 am – 5 pm

David Schwartz Fashion Education Center
Parsons The New School for Design
560 Seventh Avenue, New York

Fashion Curating Now is a daylong symposium focusing on the possibilities and challenges of contemporary fashion curating on a global scale. Critical points of view are stressed, as is contemplation of fashion’s kinship with art, design, industry, performance, and self-presentation. Speakers include Judith Clark, a professor of Fashion and Museology at the London College of Fashion; Kaat Debo, director of the Mode Museum in Antwerp; Shelley Fox, the Donna Karan Professor of Fashion and the director of Parsons’ MFA Fashion Design and Society program, and an award-winning designer who has created numerous experimental and innovative women’s wear collections; Nathalie Khan, a lecturer in Fashion History and Cultural Studies at Central Saint Martins, and an independent curator and researcher; Alexandra Palmer, senior curator at the Royal Ontario Museum; and Annamari Vänskä.

There is no registration for this event.

About Parsons The New School for Design

Parsons The New School for Design is one of the leading institutions for art and design education in the world. Based in New York but active around the world, the school offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the full spectrum of design disciplines. Critical thinking and collaboration are at the heart of a Parsons education. Parsons graduates are leaders in their respective fields, with a shared commitment to creatively and critically addressing the complexities of life in the 21st century. For more information, please visit

 Finnish Cultural Institute in New York

The Finnish Cultural Institute in New York aims to promote Finnish art, design and architecture in New York and in North America at large. The Institute runs an artist-in-residency program in New York and produces, curates and presents exhibitions and other events in collaboration with local galleries and museums. Its goal is to develop active collaboration networks with professionals and organizations within the field of visual arts.

The Finnish Cultural Institute in New York is one of the 17 Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutesabroad. It is a member of the EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture) cluster in NewYork.