A framework invokes a structure meant to support and enclose. For schools, the outlines of these structures provide a boundary between the rough and tumble of praxis and the quiet needed to see anew. Though a framework encloses, it is not an enclosure; it is this openness which gives a framework its potential for others to make, learn, and grow.
Using the idea of framework as a grounding metaphor, this annual catalog from the Communication Design community at Parsons captures and documents the work of designers as they translate, create, and articulate ideas and forms. Such activities occur in both directions, as students platform and present new visions and faculty return with pressing questions.
Framework 102 features the work of students across the Communication Design's Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Master of Professional Studies (MPS) and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) programs, along with select conversations from outside design thinkers that help highlight the relentless process of making in the twenty-first century.
Documentation of student work is presented along with talks by designers Juliette Cezzar, Keller Easterling, Kristian Henson, and Guhong Min. A typographic showcase and an overview of activities, events, core courses, faculty, staff, and all of the details that shaped the 2022-2023 terms is also included.
Framework maps the contours of a specific American design program while also creating a valuable capsule for thinking about contemporary communication design practice and pedagogy in the 21st century.
One hundred and ninety-seven students contributed to this edition, including: Azra Adenwala, Fatima AlJaber, Ghada Alkhaznadar, Jenni Ang, Natalia Arteaga, Jewel Baek, Han Bao, Danielle Berger, Morgan Boals, Celeste Bohan, Marie-Pia Bonnot, Reece Brind'Amour, Dayna Brislane, Mina Caglar, Yuqin Cai, Leia Inji Carter, Dusha Castro, Ashley Yeo Hye Chae, Joyce Chan, Jiahui (Georgia) Chen, Beryl Chen, Ari Cho, Ella Christensen, Abel Chua, Zoe Cui, Whitley Darby, Tasha Dezelsky, Nitya Dhingra, Liam Doyle, Tyler Dunn, Kashish Dusad, Jonga Fan, Siyao Fang, Elaine Fei, Boyang Feng, Ashley Fletcher, Alisa Gannota, Kinjal Gawaskar, Kira Gelbard, Maggie Gibson, Mia Gilling, Vidushi B Goel, Arlo Goldman, Pablo González, Dhriti Goyal, Blythe Graziano, Abbey Gregory, Jonna Grigelevich, Min Guan, Mira Guo, Juri Han, Oluschi Harmon, Lara Hemels, Julia Herceg, Yuk Hei Ho, Min Heong Hong, Mari Hosho, Ralston Hough, Hugo Hsi, June Huang, Jiayi (Jialin) Huang, Stella Huang, Yerin Hur, Hannah Hwang, Hamza Iqbal, Kaori Iwasaki, Aimée Jade, Michelle Jeong, Dhruv Jesrani, Jiayi Jin, Christine Joo, Marion Jun, Jong Hee Jung, Hiromi Kajima, Abhishek Kalia, Yuka Kamata, Juyeon Kang, Irem Kaplan, Ani Kapreilian, Natalie Kendrick, Chris Kim, YOUSUN KIM, Eddie Kim, Michelle Kim, Sejung Kim, Sharon Kim, Se Won Kim, Shinyoung Kim, Marika Kleinfeldt, Amaya Kothari, Alexander Lavertue, Ayline Le Sourd, Giselle Lee, Rachel Lee, June Lee, Gia Lee, Gina Lee, Emily Lee, Chenxu Li, Yiwei Li, CHANG LI, Michael Lim, Joyce Lin, Feng-yi (Cassie) Lin, Selina Liu, Ruoxuan (Hedy) Liu, Emily Liu, Lan Liu, Lissette Lomeli, Yisi Lu, Elan Ma, Sydney Maggin, Andre Anthony Magracia, Nadia Makmur, Tripti Malve, Fahila Mansuri, Sophia Marret, Hunter Marrs, Citra Luna Martha, Dhruvi Mehta, Lily Meng, Keren Mevorach, Annie Mildrew, Vasu Mohan, Sanjana Mohan, Katherine Musgrave, Myriam N'Sele, Michelle Napolitano, Madhvik Nemani, Lexi O'Neill, Su Jin Oh, OSAYIUWAMEN OMOREGBEE, Ophelia Overton, Si Ran Pang, Christopher Panicker, Jaskirat Panjrath, YeoJin Park, Rachel Park, Chi Pham, Annabelle Press, Anaïs Pyrczak, Xinyu Qiao, Qijia Qin, Caroline Que, Diva Rathore, Shivi Ravisankar, Jillian Rees, Hanna Reichler, Agathe Renou, Lourdes Salazar Castillo, Sushanto Sarkar, Aoi Sejima, Madhura Sekar, Zoyah Shah, Waver Shan, Nahui Shon, Yixing Shou, Ina Siddiqui, Xier Song, Malavika Srinivasan, Zoë Stapel, Dana Su, Alvira Sunjaya, Shaina Suri, Isabelle Tan, WenHsin Tzeng, Zoe Ueda, Maya Valencia, Mariia Vareva, Noa Villarin, Tanvi Walanj, Wenyi Wang, Hsiang Tzu (Sandy) Wang, Zi Wang, Michelle Wang, Deanna Wang, Tingyue Wang, Leon Wong, Qiqi Wu, Saskia Wulandiarti, Grace Xin, Rui Xiong, Katherine Xu, Moxin Xu, Val Yang, Hyein Yang, Emily Yoon, Rongzhen Yuan, Sarah Zhang, Yuzhou Zhang, Kexuan Zhang, Peki Zhang, Kaitlyn Zhang, Xuru Zhao, Kore Zhong, and Aria Zhou.
Designed by 908A (E Roon Kang and Andrew LeClair)
Published by Draw Down Books and Parsons CD, 2023
Softcover, 304 pages, offset, color images throughout, 6.6 × 9.5 inches