Author Archives: Parley Belsey

Matter Cycles Final Project

  The culmination of the Place, Participation, and Change projects.

/ Parley Belsey

Matter Cycles Final Project

  The culmination of the Place, Participation, and Change projects.

/ Parley Belsey

Change Proposal

Small fashion show of a small outwear line designed to stimulate deep pressure sensors (like a hug) in order to reduce stress and anxiety. The Change: highlighting the need for greater, more effective support systems within campus. See more at:

/ Parley Belsey

Change Proposal

Small fashion show of a small outwear line designed to stimulate deep pressure sensors (like a hug) in order to reduce stress and anxiety. The Change: highlighting the need for greater, more effective support systems within campus. See more at:

/ Parley Belsey

Change References #2

    Artist Yao Lu takes advantage of the picturesque image of traditional Chinese landscapes in order to highlight the gravity of our consumption. Through digital collage, Lu combines landfills and and other urban waste under green cloth in order

/ Parley Belsey

Change References #2

    Artist Yao Lu takes advantage of the picturesque image of traditional Chinese landscapes in order to highlight the gravity of our consumption. Through digital collage, Lu combines landfills and and other urban waste under green cloth in order

/ Parley Belsey

Change References #3

At first glance, the posters placed by Brandalism seem like a typical bus stop ads. Upon review, the images project a message opposite of what corporations would typically boast. Angered by corporations using climate change as a way to seem like “the

/ Parley Belsey

Change References #3

At first glance, the posters placed by Brandalism seem like a typical bus stop ads. Upon review, the images project a message opposite of what corporations would typically boast. Angered by corporations using climate change as a way to seem like “the

/ Parley Belsey

Change Reference #1

  Latvian group Kut took to the streets of the capital and seemingly changed the weather. Self described as “a creative collective consisting of filmmakers, musicians, artists, politicians and cats,” and their work, Oh Joy! sought to bring country to the

/ Parley Belsey

Change Reference #1

  Latvian group Kut took to the streets of the capital and seemingly changed the weather. Self described as “a creative collective consisting of filmmakers, musicians, artists, politicians and cats,” and their work, Oh Joy! sought to bring country to the

/ Parley Belsey

Participation Proposals

Proposal #1: Personalizing Biology — Reimagine introductory Biology textbook in metaphors pertaining to kids personal lives/ experiences/ understandings as a way to make sense of abstract ideas Proposal #2:  Expert/ Novice Question Swap– Ask kids what they are curious about and want

/ Parley Belsey

Participation Proposals

Proposal #1: Personalizing Biology — Reimagine introductory Biology textbook in metaphors pertaining to kids personal lives/ experiences/ understandings as a way to make sense of abstract ideas Proposal #2:  Expert/ Novice Question Swap– Ask kids what they are curious about and want

/ Parley Belsey

Participation Reference #3

Ten Meter Tower is a short documentary capturing people face one of the most common fears– heights. The Swedish filmmakers Maximilien Van Aertryck and Axel Danielson paid almost 70 participants $30 to climb the ten meter (33 foot) high dive and jump,

/ Parley Belsey

Participation Reference #3

Ten Meter Tower is a short documentary capturing people face one of the most common fears– heights. The Swedish filmmakers Maximilien Van Aertryck and Axel Danielson paid almost 70 participants $30 to climb the ten meter (33 foot) high dive and jump,

/ Parley Belsey

Participation Reference #1

<<ADA>>, by Karina Smigla-Bobinski, is both an analog interactive installation and a kinetic sculpture. It seeks to mimic molecular hybrids, like those found in nano biotechnology, with its clear body membrane filled with helium and spiked charcoal protrusions. While the “machine”

/ Parley Belsey

Participation Reference #1

<<ADA>>, by Karina Smigla-Bobinski, is both an analog interactive installation and a kinetic sculpture. It seeks to mimic molecular hybrids, like those found in nano biotechnology, with its clear body membrane filled with helium and spiked charcoal protrusions. While the “machine”

/ Parley Belsey

Participation Reference #2

LATA (“can” in Portuguese) 65 is the organization that hopes to close the generational divide between Portuguese’s younger and older generation through art. Based in Lisborn, Portugal. LATA 65’s goal is to eliminate the stereotypes that come with street art through opening

/ Parley Belsey

Participation Reference #2

LATA (“can” in Portuguese) 65 is the organization that hopes to close the generational divide between Portuguese’s younger and older generation through art. Based in Lisborn, Portugal. LATA 65’s goal is to eliminate the stereotypes that come with street art through opening

/ Parley Belsey

Place Proposal

BACKGROUND While America boasts and excels at many things, education is something it is completely average at. Despite there have being more acknowledgment of its varying quality and attempts to reform it through policy in recent years, programs like No

/ Parley Belsey

Place Proposal

BACKGROUND While America boasts and excels at many things, education is something it is completely average at. Despite there have being more acknowledgment of its varying quality and attempts to reform it through policy in recent years, programs like No

/ Parley Belsey

Place Reference #3

Mexico City artist Pedro Reyes acquired almost 7,000 weapons meant to be buried, and instead transformed them into musical instruments with the aid of 6 musicians. The objects themselves have a significant history and place, but with the artist’s transformation, the weapons were given

/ Parley Belsey

Place Reference #3

Mexico City artist Pedro Reyes acquired almost 7,000 weapons meant to be buried, and instead transformed them into musical instruments with the aid of 6 musicians. The objects themselves have a significant history and place, but with the artist’s transformation, the weapons were given

/ Parley Belsey

Place Reference #2

In 2003, Anna Schuleit was commissioned to memorialize the Massachusetts Mental Health Center building, which was to be demolished in order to make room for newer facilities. She and a team of over 80 volunteers filled the halls and rooms of

/ Parley Belsey

Place Reference #2

In 2003, Anna Schuleit was commissioned to memorialize the Massachusetts Mental Health Center building, which was to be demolished in order to make room for newer facilities. She and a team of over 80 volunteers filled the halls and rooms of

/ Parley Belsey

Place Reference #1

  Artist and illustrator Chandler O’Leary has a deep love for traveling, and has recorded her long road trips all over the country in sketchbooks for over 20 years. After realizing that almost no one ever saw these watercolors once

/ Parley Belsey

Place Reference #1

  Artist and illustrator Chandler O’Leary has a deep love for traveling, and has recorded her long road trips all over the country in sketchbooks for over 20 years. After realizing that almost no one ever saw these watercolors once

/ Parley Belsey

One Shot Intervention Reference

Daniel Siering and Mario Shu created an interesting illusion with a plastic bag and and some detailed spray painting. Whether it goes beyond visual “coolness” or not, it is a good example of a non-permanent environmental interaction that is easily

/ Parley Belsey

One Shot Intervention Reference

Daniel Siering and Mario Shu created an interesting illusion with a plastic bag and and some detailed spray painting. Whether it goes beyond visual “coolness” or not, it is a good example of a non-permanent environmental interaction that is easily

/ Parley Belsey

One Shot Intervention Reference

Michael Pederson hopes to snap people out of their daily grind with small, funny signs and place cards full of warnings and helpful hints about getting through the day. Based in urban Sydney, Pederson makes use of the existing landscape

/ Parley Belsey

One Shot Intervention Reference

Michael Pederson hopes to snap people out of their daily grind with small, funny signs and place cards full of warnings and helpful hints about getting through the day. Based in urban Sydney, Pederson makes use of the existing landscape

/ Parley Belsey

One Shot Intervention References

As part of Port Authority’s $50,000 campaign to inform passengers of their new fare system, the “Change is Coming” slogan appeared on many of their buses. Given the amount of things that could change with the new presidency, the campaign

/ Parley Belsey

One Shot Intervention References

As part of Port Authority’s $50,000 campaign to inform passengers of their new fare system, the “Change is Coming” slogan appeared on many of their buses. Given the amount of things that could change with the new presidency, the campaign

/ Parley Belsey