Parsons School of Design | Parsons New School Reception
In Partnership with Pride Live, students in the Live Project/Temp Environments had the objective of designing an exhibit for the Parsons School of Design galleries imitating what a student-led exhibit at the Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center (SNMVC) would entail.
"RE:GENERATIONS," the inaugural exhibit, focused on manifold interpretations of the word Regeneration and sought to create a space to reflect on what it might mean to each person passing through. Students encouraged guests to explore the legacy of the Stonewall Inn as a place of rest and resistance so they might burst back into the world with their rebellious spark anew. Components of the exhibit included a hallway, projection wall, and gallery space.
In the hallway, students constructed a non-linear, wheat-pasted timeline wall situating their own personal queer histories with historical markers of the queer movement and intersecting struggles against injustice.
The video wall showcased footage from Christopher Street interpreted in ways that could spark conversation about the connection between physical space and enduring memory.
The gallery acted as a rest stop that used bamboo and screen-printed fabric structures to display art from the class, collect books on a community bookshelf, and host queer performance events.
The gallery opening reception featured remarks from Pride Live president Ann Gothard, Dean of Parsons Yvonne Watson, students and faculty from the class, and Stonewall Pioneer Mark Segal followed by a reception attended by many friends and sponsors of Pride Live.
Jenna Buckley - Jane Chen - Quincy Drane - Sammy Dreibelbis - Josh Gritz - Kit Lam - Ross Myren - Roger Ramirez - Gowri Shibu - Lydia Simpson - Mohammad Valizadeh Alvan - Nathan Vasquez - Stan Walden