Denise Flasz

Hello! My name is Denise Flasz, I was born in Caracas, Venezuela but I currently live in NYC. I got my BFA in illustration at the Instituto de Diseño de Caracas,and then I decided to do an MFA in Multimedia design at the Centro de diseño digital. After all this college experience and some freelancing I worked for almost two years in a Visual Communication enterprise named Oruga Films, where I can say that I learned many of the things I now know and also gained a lot of experience in what professional work and team work matters. Since I was in college I new I wanted to grow bigger and achieve many goals in life, and for this I knew that if I wanted to do great I had to attend a great school, so I applied and of course choose Parsons New School of Design. For me it was really hard to pick what I wanted to do in this school, and what kind of major I wanted to get involved into, because many things seemed so valuable and incredible interesting that it was really hard to make up my mind, and that's when I saw the DT program and how wide it was, and started projecting and realizing how much I could achieve from this major and how good it was going to be for me.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

What did you find memorable from the audio and white reading?

From the audio:
I found memorable what he said about what an anthropologist should be, I think I have some of the qualities he said about Patrice, so I related myself a little bit with her, I don’t know if I am chatty but people like to talk to me about their problems and if they need help. I remember how he explains how the anthropologist observes and discovers things that are always there but people never realize, like the monkeys evolution for example.

I found really interesting also the concept of VUJADE, it amazed me to know that concept really applied to what he was saying; it was about seeing something that you’ve already seen before but never remembered. I though it was pretty cool, I also found interesting the example he gave on the train station in France, because I’ve seen these kind of situations and I know what he means.

From the reading: I found memorable the fact that a plaza is criticized by good or bad depending on how many females occupied it. He said that woman where very picky on whether they should sit or not in that place, so if they approved it will mean that it was a good place, but if they didn’t and instead there were only men in it, something was wrong.
I also found interesting how he and his group managed the project, how they researched and filmed documents for about 3 years to get this information. One of the things I liked the most is how NY found a solution to this public spaces, and how NY city council rewarded engineers and architects if they provided a public space.

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