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  • Catalog for the Post-Human – Works on Paper series
    A collection of new collage drawings each depicting a speculative wearable technology, developed as part of the design process behind the Catalog for the Post-Human project. Catalog for the Post-Human, [...] FeaturedFuturesWorks
  • The New Earth
    A group show entitled The New Earth at Public Works Gallery in Wicker Park, Chicago. The first exhibition to showcase our Catalog for the Post-Human series of works on paper- [...] ExhibitionsFeatured
  • Jerusalem Design Week 2022 – Catalog for the Post-Human
    The ongoing multi-part series, Catalog for the Post-Human (CftPH) on show during Jerusalem Design Week at Hansen House, Jerusalem. The work was exhibited amongst a wide range of fellow artists [...] ExhibitionsFeaturedFutures
  • The Whole Earth 2045 – Memories and Bodies from a Future
    Three objects from the Catalog for the Post-Human collection – ClickbaitWear, Mycopops and the NootDial, were exhibited alongside artists Johanna Bruckner (Zurich) and Grégory Chatonsky (Paris) at the Berlin-based art [...] ExhibitionsFeaturedFutures
  • Supermarket of the Future – Embassy of Food 2021
    MorningRitual™ from the Catalog for the Post-Human collection of works was included in the Supermarket of the Future exhibition at the Embassy of Food during the Dutch Design Week in [...] ExhibitionsFeaturedFutures
  • Catalog for the Post-Human Infomercial
    Extending the multi-part project Catalog for the Post-Human, we have created an infomercial that introduces the company and its product ranges, and directs viewers to visit the trade fair stand [...] FeaturedFutures
  • Catalog for the Post-Human – Venice Architecture Biennale 2021
    Catalog for the Post-Human opened at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia 2021, curated by Hashim Sarkis, on 22nd May to 21st November 2021. Building on [...] ExhibitionsFeaturedFutures
  • Designs for Different Futures
    Designs for Different Futures was a tri-institutional exhibition organised by three major US art institutions – the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and the Art Institute [...] ExhibitionsFeaturedFutures
  • Catalog For The Post-Human – Designs for Different Futures
    Catalog for the Post-Human is a satirical installation that draws upon research into the future of work and human enhancement to highlight the nature of our post-human condition. The title [...] ExhibitionsFeaturedFutures
  • Work-In-Progress: Catalog for the Post Human – Venice Edition
    We are delighted to have been invited to contribute a new work to the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, now postponed to 2021, expanding on our [...] ExhibitionsFeaturedFutures
  • Catalog for the Post-Human Limited Editions
    We have developed a limited edition series of miniature artworks, to help support the realization of our Catalog for the Post-Human project for Venice. Visit our shop page for more info. FeaturedWorks
  • Catalog For The Post-Human – Open Society Foundations
    In response to the Open Society Foundations’ Future of Work research program, we developed the Catalog For The Post Human, a discursive tool to raise awareness, among labor advocates, of [...] FeaturedFutures
  • Future Climate [Hi]stories
    In the lead up to the Paris climate summit in December 2015, UK journal Disegno, commissioned us to reconsider the climate change campaign and produce a piece of work for their 2°C [...] FeaturedFutures
  • 2C
    In the lead up to the Paris climate summit in December 2015, UK journal Disegno, commissioned designers across a variety of disciplines to reconsider the climate change campaign and produce a [...] ExhibitionsFeatured
  • New Survivalism: The Rewilder
    Commissioned for the 2014 Istanbul Design Biennial, New Survivalism uses designed objects and storytelling to explore the survival strategies of a disparate set of protagonists, each with a very different [...] FeaturedFutures
  • New Survivalism: The SETI Reserves Member
    Commissioned for the 2014 Istanbul Design Biennial, New Survivalism uses designed objects and storytelling to explore the survival strategies of a disparate set of protagonists, each with a very different [...] FeaturedFutures
  • New Survivalism: The Object Guardian
    Commissioned for the 2014 Istanbul Design Biennial, New Survivalism uses designed objects and storytelling to explore the survival strategies of a disparate set of protagonists, each with a very different [...] FeaturedFutures
  • New Survivalism: The Futurist Storyteller
    Commissioned for the 2014 Istanbul Design Biennial, New Survivalism uses designed objects and storytelling to explore the survival strategies of a disparate set of protagonists, each with a very different [...] FeaturedFutures
  • New Survivalism: The Decision Maker
    Commissioned for the 2014 Istanbul Design Biennial, New Survivalism uses designed objects and storytelling to explore the survival strategies of a disparate set of protagonists, each with a very different [...] FeaturedFutures
  • New Survivalism: The Biophotovoltaics Hacktivist
    Commissioned for the 2014 Istanbul Design Biennial, New Survivalism uses designed objects and storytelling to explore the survival strategies of a disparate set of protagonists, each with a very different [...] FeaturedFutures
  • New Survivalism Booklet
    To accompany the New Survivalism bug-out bags project for the Istanbul Design Biennial, we created a tool for assessing what might be valuable to us in the not-too-distant future. A [...] FeaturedWords
  • Eco-Visionaries: Art & Architecture After The Anthropocene
    The Biophotovoltaic Hacktivist kit from New Survivalism was part of the group show ‘Eco-Visionaries: Art and Architecture after the Anthropocene’ at the Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia (MAAT) in [...] ExhibitionsFeaturedFutures
  • In Case of Emergency
    “What’s the difference between a collapse, a downfall, and a downright apocalypse? How will it all end, and why do we love to wonder? Ice or fire, zombies or bombs? [...] ExhibitionsFeaturedFutures
  • The MeMo Organization
    Could death really be so gentle with the help of technology? The Latin phrase memento mori, meaning, “remember you will die”, denotes objects which remind us of our mortality. What [...] FeaturedFutures
  • Citizen Evolution
    How might the city of Vienna encourage its citizens to generate new sustainable services and initiatives? How might the Viennese citizens create new social structures and dynamics if they were [...] FeaturedFutures
  • Fraxinus Mors Larva
    ‘Fraxinus Mors Larva’ (Latin for “ash death-mask”) was a response to the invitation by Studio Other Spaces (artist Olafur Eliasson and architect Sebastian Behmann) to nominate, and physically represent, a [...] Works
  • Last Object On Earth
    A commission from United States Artists to contribute to the inaugural edition of their new digital publication New Suns: Artists Shaping Ecologies. Their first issue titled Mapping the Horizon- centered around [...] Works
  • Tomorrow Anew
    A short text written for Tomorrow Anew.org – a fundraising initiative established in 2020 as a response to the Covid-19 crisis. Its purpose is twofold: 1. to collectively reflect on [...] FuturesWords
  • Moonshot Concordia Futures
    A 1-day workshop with faculty, staff, and students exploring the potential futures of the fine arts department at Concordia University. The Faculty of Fine Arts Space Planning group asked us [...] Workshops
  • Making Meaning: An Introduction to Designing Objects
    Making Meaning : An Introduction to Designing Objects is an on line design course written and presented by Tim Parsons and produced by The School of the Art Institute of [...] Workshops
  • Spectacular Vernacular at Brooks Stevens Gallery
    Our 2016 solo exhibition Spectacular Vernacular moved to its second venue, the Brooks Stevens Gallery at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in 2018. Adapted to the individual room [...] Exhibitions
  • Spectacular Vernacular The Book
    Our Spectacular Vernacular artists book summarizes and presents our solo exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center in 2016. Along with many photos of the exhibition and the process of its creation, [...] Words
  • Border Wall Rewards
    Commissioned for Matter of Fact, a touring exhibition of time capsules custom made by filing cabinet makers Bisley in collaboration with design magazine Dirty Furniture, designers were asked to select [...] Futures
  • Drain The Swamp
    For design journal Disegno’s 14th edition we were asked for a design response to Donald Trump’s speculative campaign pronouncement that he would “drain the swamp.” Analyzing the term, which has been used [...] FuturesWords
  • Rule of Thirds Finder
    This pocket sized gazing device is based on the Rule of Thirds, which breaks an image into nine equal parts using two equidistant vertical lines and two equidistant horizontal lines. [...] Works
  • Mas Context: Analog
    We took part in the 4th edition of MAS Context: Analog, a one day event of talks from emerging and established practitioners within the fields of design and architecture who [...] Events
  • Strelnikov’s Glasses and Other Stories
    Strelnikov’s Glasses and Other Stories was an exhibition organized by The Society of the Spectacles, a creative research group that observes the cultural significance of eyewear in art and film. [...] Exhibitions
  • Infinite Games
    In 2013 the Chicago Board of Education approved a plan to close 49 elementary schools and one high school program, almost all in low-income neighborhoods. The majority of the contents [...] ExhibitionsWorks
  • Time with Objects
    In collaboration with music ensemble a.pe.ri.od.ic and the Arts Club of Chicago we designed the stage setting for a performance of Time with People – an hour-long music and theatre work by [...] EventsExhibitions
  • Observe, Experiment, Speculate
    Zoë Ryan, John H. Bryan Chair and Curator of Architecture and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago, and writer Lee Ann Norman joined us in a conversation exploring the [...] Events
  • Culture Mixtape
    As part of the programming for our solo show Spectacular Vernacular at the Chicago Cultural Center, we asked creative practitioners from Chicago to reveal what inspires them in a quick-fire, show [...] Events
  • Sandcastle Maker
    These black and white images show Tim Parsons’ mother and her family on a beach in the Isle of Wight, UK, in 1948. But how did they make those extraordinary [...] Works
  • Gwangjang Bench
    A wooden domestic bench with a removable quilted cover designed after observing wooden benches with insulated electric blankets in use in Gwangjang Market, Seoul, South Korea. The solid walnut bench [...] Works
  • Spectacular Vernacular
    Our first major solo exhibition at the Cultural Center’s Chicago Rooms, Spectacular Vernacular, explored the first five years of our collaborative practice through the themes of observation, experimentation and speculation. [...] Exhibitions
  • Routine Rituals
    Routine Rituals is a series of six pairings of objects and photographs assembled after our residency at Kriti Gallery in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh in North East India. They were exhibited [...] Words
  • Future Climate [Hi]stories: CCA
    Based on our Future Climate [Hi]stories project, commissioned by the journal Disegno, this speculative design workshop at California College of Arts challenged MFA Design students to extrapolate critical scenarios from research on [...] Workshops
  • Future Climate [HI]stories: CAFA
    This workshop at Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts challenged 15 students to create their own geoengineering future folklores. The 5-day workshop took the designers through a fast-paced speculative design [...] Workshops
  • Pop Art Design
    To coincide with the opening of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago exhibitions Pop Art Design and The Street, The Store and The Silver Screen, we were commissioned to design [...] Exhibitions
  • Make It Cherry
    Fernwey gallery, an artist-run space dedicated to promoting the work of emerging and mid-career artists in Chicago, asked us to participate in a group show with fashion designers Maybe Sunday [...] Exhibitions
  • Quilt Furniture
    An early observation we made, after moving to the US, was the apparent robustness with which vehicles such as train cars, food trucks and semi-trailers are manufactured. The common material [...] Works
  • Finding Meaning
    Finding Meaning is a boxed set of five lithographs, commissioned and printed by Fernwey Editions. Following the release of the Golden Section Finder, Finding Meaning continued our meditation upon the [...] Works
  • What’s In Your Bug-Out Bag?
    On the occasion of the 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial in 2014 we conducted a workshop with ten local Istanbul participants. Each was briefed to create an alternative survival kit based [...] Workshops
  • Istanbul Design Biennial 2014
    Under the title The Future Is Not What It Used To Be the Istanbul Foundation For Culture and the Arts (IKSV – organizers of 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial) commissioned us to [...] Exhibitions
  • CHGO DSGN
    In 2014 CHGO DSGN, a major exhibition of recent object and graphic design by over a hundred of the Chicago’s leading designers, was shown at Exhibit Hall in the Chicago [...] Exhibitions
  • Model Your Visit
    Model Your Visit was a commission from the Education department of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (MCA) to design a publication that would enhance the visitor experience, particularly for [...] Works
  • Chicagoland
    CHICAGOLAND was an exhibition of designed objects from Chicago based designers held at Wanted Design during New York Design Week in 2014. It showcased new work by AKMD, Chilab, Collection [...] Exhibitions
  • Lander
    Lander is a flat-pack, demountable table designed to make use of local metal fabrication resources. It uses simple rod and sheet metal bending processes to create a lightweight, yet strong, [...] Works
  • Golden Section Finder
    The golden ratio (also known as the golden section or golden mean) is a proportion commonly found in nature. Historically, artists, designers and architects have used it as a means [...] Works
  • Atelier Apocalypse
    Beyond the usual food and medical supplies, what would be in your ultimate survival kit? What is your must-have anti-apocalypse artifact? During the Apocalypse themed First Friday event at the [...] Events
  • Home Is Where The Art Is
    We were invited by contemporary art collectors and exhibition hosts Stacie McCormick and Igor Jocic to exhibit American Ad Hoc and The MeMo Organisation pieces at their Home Is Where [...] Exhibitions
  • Bar Alto Atlanta
    In June 2011, Parsons & Charlesworth were invited by Alexandre Bettler and Jerome Rigaud from DesignMarketo to contribute a Duralex Picardie design for their Bar Alto Atlanta exhibition during Modern [...] Exhibitions
  • A Form of Happiness
    A Form of Happiness is a wooden puzzle that represents the molecular structure of the neurotransmitter dopamine. As we make discoveries, receive rewards and learn, dopamine is released in the [...] Works
  • The Builder’s Lounge
    Designed to coincide with the exhibition Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity, The Builder’s Lounge furniture installation at The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago re-purposed construction site materials into ad-hoc [...] Exhibitions
  • The MeMo Booklet
    A collection of short stories and illustrations created to accompany the series of objects created for The MeMo Organization project. The MeMo Booklet consists of drawings and short prose to [...] Words
  • American Adhoc
    American Ad Hoc is an ongoing series of objects that adapt classic American products, re-appropriating them for interior domestic use. For the first collection, a red steel wheelbarrow, a Weber [...] Works
  • Adhocism Poster/Essay
    This poster and essay were produced as part of our contribution to We Are Here – Art & Design Out of Context, a month-long series of art and design situations [...] Words
  • Adhocism: We Are Here
    The installation Adhocism was part of We Are Here – Art & Design Out of Context, a month-long series of art and design situations at the Museum of Contemporary Art [...] Exhibitions
  • Alien Americana Photographs
    Branded “non-resident aliens” on arrival to the US from the UK, we have traveled widely around the country in the years since and have assembled a sideways yet affectionate collection of photographs [...] Works
  • Project Vienna: How to React To A City
    Citizen Evolution was one of three winning projects in the Project Vienna—A Design Strategy. How to React to a City competition held jointly by Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna (MAK) & [...] Exhibitions
  • Thinking:Objects at The Aram Gallery
    Marking the launch of the book Thinking:Objects – Contemporary Approaches to Product Design, written by Tim Parsons, this exhibition took place at The Aram Gallery in London. The exhibition illustrated a [...] Exhibitions
  • Thinking:Objects – Contemporary Approaches to Product Design
    Thinking : Objects is a ‘text and image book’ for students, graduates, practicing designers and anyone with an interest in contemporary product design. The book looks at the many approaches [...] Words
  • Pewter Collaboration
    A.R. Wentworths is one of the UK’s most revered and respected pewterers. This collaboration began in 2004 with several material experiments that took place in the Wentworths factory in Sheffield. [...] Works
  • Berlin Institute for the Blind
    In the late 1990s, German designers Oliver Vogt and Herman Weizenegger (Vogt & Weizenegger) orchestrated a partnership with the workshops of the Berlin Institute for the Blind, a social enterprise [...] Works
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