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Permanent Garbage: Victor Papanek and Beautiful Visions of Failed Systems

Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, L 106 2 West 13th Street New York, NY 10011

Building upon the Parsons exhibition How Things Don't Work: The Dreamspace of Victor Papanek, this symposium will explore design, future-making and speculation at the intersection of broken systems and social change. 

Guests include: 

- Stuart Candy, Futurist 

- Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, MoMA 

- Gerald Bast, Rector,  University of Applied Arts Vienna

- Alison Clarke, Director, Papanek Foundation, University of Applied Arts Vienna

- Fiona Raby, Professor Industrial Design, University of Applied Arts Vienna 

- Jamer Hunt, Director, Graduate Program in Transdisciplinary Design, Parsons The New School for Design 


Event Type

Lectures and Panel Discussions


General Public


Sheila C. Johnson Design Center


Art and Design, Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change, Education and Learning, Intellectual Culture and Big Ideas


Parsons School of Design


Architecture, Product Design, Interaction Design


Free; No tickets or reservations required.

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