Campus visitors last May were met with bright yellow decals and posters beckoning them to the inaugural Parsons Festival. The event, held May 7–23, presented student work together for the first time, highlighting the connections between disciplines, research, and media being developed throughout Parsons. Exhibitions, lectures, and open reviews drew students and families, alumni, and the public to witness the accomplishments of the university community over two weeks, culminating in a block party on 13th Street on graduation day. In this year’s festival, campus visitors could see MFA Design and Technology and BFA Fine Arts student work in the galleries of the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center (SJDC), view chair prototypes by BFA Product Design students lining the SJDC’s 13th Street windows, take in thesis shows on a floor on East 16th Street, and attend a lecture in the “Water Fight! Fracking, Food, Art, and Economy” conference in Tishman Auditorium. As RADHIKA SUBRAMANIAM, co-organizer of the festival and director and chief curator of the SJDC, put it, “We’re giving the world access to reviews, critiques, and presentations—things that are central to our academic experience but usually invisible to the public.” At right are a few festival events that took place on campus and beyond.