Monthly Archives: March 2014

Paid Summer Internships–NYC, Dept. of Environmental Protection

Summer Internships with NYC Environmental Protection

Summer Internships with NYC Environmental Protection

All applications must be submitted by 5:00PM EST on Friday, April 4, 2014.

Digitization Intern, Flushing NY


The selected candidate will work with the Records and Archives Management team to support the implementation of a new digital asset management system. Projects potentially include digitizing records (photos and over-sized drawings), meta-data creation and supplementation, migrating digital files and uploading files and meta-data to the system.  Other responsibilities may include assisting with group processing projects, creating social media items based on historical photos, and conducting research for user requests.

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 Archival Processing Intern, NY NY


The selected candidate will work with the Records and Archives Management team to inventory archival collections (drawings, photography, publications, and/or textural records) relating to the planning and construction of the New York City water supply.  Many of these collections have been partially inventoried and are a high priority for research. Other responsibilities may include digitizing/copying collections, assisting with projects to support digital collections, creating social media items based on historical photos, and conducting research for user requests.

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Mass Meeting!

Professor Ryan Hartley Smith and his Color & Design 2 students are throwing an event from 6–8:30pm on Thursday, April 3rd at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum, located at 405 Klapper Hall. It’s free and open to the public. 

It’s a Mass Meeting to connect the legacies of Freedom Summer to ongoing liberation movements.

See live performances of freedom songs, spoken word, & animated projections of material from the college’s Civil Rights Archive.

Paid Graphic Design Internships–Fall 2014 & Spring 2015

Information Session about Graphic Design Placements through CUNY service corps

Information Session about Graphic Design Placements through CUNY service corps

There will be a number of graphic design related internships available through CUNY Service Corps. Selected students will need to commit 12 hours a week for the Fall and Spring semesters. Academic credit is available and students will be paid $12 an hour.

Come to an information session
Monday, March 23, 12:10-1pm Klapper Hall 107
Wednesday, March 25 12:10-1pm Klapper Hall 107

or apply directly to CUNY Service Corps by March 31.

To be eligible for the CUNY Service Corps, you must:

  • Be working toward a degree at one of the participating CUNY colleges
  • Be enrolled full-time (at least 12 credits) in spring 2014 and plan to enroll full-time during the 2014-2015 academic year
  • Have a cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 2.5 or a fall 2013 Grade Point Average of at least 2.75
  • Have earned at least 24 college credits by the end of summer 2014
  • Have addressed any remedial education needs prior to beginning fall 2014 classes
  • Have the proper work authorization required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)


Cover of Katman by Kevin C. Pyle

Cover of Katman by Kevin C. Pyle


Queens College CUNY Art Department

Presented by Gregory Sholette and Zoe Beloff
Monday, March 31st from 3:00 to 5:00, Klapper Hall room 404
Artist Kevin C. Pyle will show images and discuss his docu-comics. He is the author/illustrator of Lab U.S.A.:illuminated documents, Prison Town, and Wage Theft and a long-time editor of World War 3 illustrated, America’s longest running radical comics anthology. He also recently collaborated with scholar McKenzie Wark on a series of graphic essays on the Situationist International entitled “Totality for Beginners.” His work has been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, MassMoca, The Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum and the New Museum.


New American Sweatshop–Installation by Amelia Marzac

New American Sweatshop installation photo Amelia Marzac

New American Sweatshop installation photo Amelia Marzac

New American Sweatshop
Amelia Marzec
April 3 – 27, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 3rd from 6-9pm
Artist Talk: Thursday, April 3rd at 6:30pm
A.I.R Gallery is pleased to announce New American Sweatshop, an installation by 2013-2014 Fellowship artist Amelia Marzec. This exhibition will be on view in the Fellowship Gallery from April 3 – 27, 2014. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, April 3rd from 6-9pm.
Imagine a future where the American dollar is worthless. To re-build the economy, citizens must use the only resource available: decades of post-consumer waste. With no way to afford expensive international electronics, they sift through products that have been subject to planned obsolescence for the possibility of working parts. The goal is to build a new communications infrastructure that is community-controlled and far from the prying eyes of any government.
The New American Sweatshop manifests itself as an installation that models a functioning manufacturing plant. It relies on intern labor to hand-build semi-functioning prototypes of what our technology could look like in the future. All supplies, furniture and uniforms are created from local salvaged goods.
In addition to this exhibit, Marzec will lead an intergenerational discussion on women, art, and technology on April 23, 2014.
Amelia Marzec (b. October 1980) is a Brooklyn-based artist focused on enabling activist communities through innovative uses of technology. She holds an MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons School of Design, and a BFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts. She was a resident at Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, and has shown work at Flux Factory, New York Hall of Science, MIT, and SIGGRAPH.
Image: Amelia Marzec, New American Sweatshop Products, Re-purposed materials including paper, plastic and electronics, 2” x 3.5” x .5” each, 2013-14.
A.I.R. Gallery is located at 111 Front Street, #228 in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn. Gallery hours: Wed. – Sun., 11am to 6pm. For directions please visit For more information please contact the Interim Director, JoAnne McFarland at 212-255-6651

Free Lecture Series–SVA MFA Design Criticism Lecture Series Spring 2014

DCritSVA MFA Design Criticism Lecture Series Spring 2014
136 West 21st Street, 2nd Floor
Thursday, March 27 & Tuesday, April 1
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

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A reminder to join us in the SVA MFA Design Criticism department for the final two lectures in our Spring 2014 series. On Thursday March 27 we host author, curator, and AIGA Gold Medalist Ellen Lupton, who will discuss the ways in which the art of narrative infuses all aspects of her practice. On Tuesday, April 1, we welcome, all the way from The Netherlands, designer and Works that Work publisher Peter Bil’ak to talk about the experience of starting a new magazine at a time when many printed periodicals are disappearing. Our lectures are followed by lively Q&A sessions, led by current D-Crit students, and refreshments in the D-Crit Reading Room.

Thanks to the generous support of our series partner, Mailchimp, lectures are free and open to the public, but you do need to register to save your seat!


Graphic Design Fellowship–Storefront for Art & Architecture

graphic design fellowship

graphic design fellowship

Storefront for Art and Architecture seeks a Design Fellow to participate in a six-month graphic design fellowship at an organization dedicated to advancing innovative positions in art, architecture and design.

The 2013-2014 Design Fellow will work 2-3 days per week for a duration of 6 months on design projects that include bolstering the organization’s graphic and web identity in line with the organization’s mission and with the direction of Storefront’s Chief Curator. This will range from print and electronic materials produced for the organization’s exhibitions, events, and competitions throughout the year.Under the guidance of the Communications and Curatorial teams and the organization’s Executive Director, Storefront’s Design Fellow will design Storefront’s historic Newsprints; publications/catalogues; print invitations; email templates, and web identity graphics; among other projects. The ideal candidate will have experience using HTML.

Fellow must be available to work at least two full work days/week.
Non-U.S. citizens must possess a valid work visa for the entire fellowship period.
Applicants must possess an undergraduate or graduate degree in graphic design field or equivalent.
Proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator software.
Knowledge of motion graphic applications and digital video editing.
Passion for and knowledge of issues related to contemporary design and architecture.
Successful applicants must have proficient communication and organizational skills and be able to meet tight deadlines.
Rigor and enthusiasm is strictly required.

Proficiency in HTML language and code.
Background in architecture or art history.
Familiarity with Storefront’s history and mission.

Compensation $2,500

How to Apply
All applicants should send a single PDF with Cover letter (1page), Resume (max. 2 pages), and at least three work samples to