CONTACT
carolyn.kirschner@hotmail.com

BIOGRAPHY

Carolyn is a designer and researcher with a background in architecture. Her work explores entanglements of humans, non-humans, bits, bytes, ecologies and emerging technologies. Operating somewhere at the fringes of reality, her projects materialize as surreal artifacts, animations, images, writings, and multi-sensory installations.

She currently holds teaching positions as Adjunct Professor within the School of Design Strategies at Parsons and is part of the Designed Realities Studio, an interdisciplinary research and teaching platform led by Dunne & Raby. Previously she held a postdoctoral design fellowship, supported by a Sawyer Seminar grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Carolyn’s work has been published and exhibited internationally. She completed her Master of Architecture with distinction at the Royal College of Art in London.





PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE






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Postdoctoral Sawyer Seminar Fellow  /  “Imaginative Mobilities” Interdisciplinary Seminar Series  /  Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation  /  Hosted by the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility  /  The New School for Social Research (NSSR), The New School  / New York, USA. 
Aug 2018 
- Sep 2019  



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Designed Realities Studio Fellow  /  University Transdisciplinary Lab, led by Fiona Raby and Tony Dunne  /  The New School  /  New York, USA. 
Aug 2018 
- Sep 2019  

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Architectural Designer  /  Atomik Architecture  /  London, UK.
Oct 2017 
- July 2018  

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Architectural Designer  /  DSDHA  /  London, UK.
July 2016 
- Sep 2016  

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Architectural Designer  /  Henning Larsen Architects  /  Munich, Germany.
Aug 2014 
- July 2015  

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Architectural Intern  /  Lederer Ragnarsdóttir Oei  /  Stuttgart, Germany.
Aug 2011 
- Aug 2011  


EDUCATION


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Master of Architecture (ARB / RIBA Part II), with Distinction  /  Royal College of Art  /  London, UK.  
Sep 2015 
- June 2017  

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Bachelor of Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part I), First Class Degree  /  University of Nottingham  / Nottingham, UK. 
Sep 2011 
- July 2014  


EXHIBITIONS & RESIDENCIES


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Solo Exhibition -- Data Creatures  /  “At the Border” Research Program  /  A/D/O  /  Brooklyn, USA (cancelled due to COVID-19).
Mar-Apr 2020 


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Exhibition -- Realists of a Larger Reality: Globes  /  Collaboration with Dunne & Raby  / “Neurons, Simulated Intelligences”  /  Centre Pompidou  /  Paris, France.
Feb-Apr 2020  

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Residency -- Cycle II: Imagining the Border  /  “At the Border” Research Program  /  A/D/O  /  Brooklyn, USA.
Nov 2019 
- Mar 2020  

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Exhibition -- Realists of a Larger Reality: Globes  /  Collaboration with Dunne & Raby  /  “Alternatives for Living: Blueprints for Haus Lange Haus Esters”  /  Kunstmuseen Krefeld  /  Krefeld, Germany 
May 2019 
- Nov 2019  


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Exhibition -- Somewhere Around Here  /  “10x10 Drawing the City” Article 25 Charity Event  /  Royal Institute of British Architects  /  London, UK.  
Nov 2017 

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Exhibition -- “Show 2017: School of Architecture”  /  The Workshop  /  London, UK.

June-July 2017 


TALKS & CONFERENCES


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Talk -- “NO_POLE”  /  Integrated Digital Media Colloqium  /  Liberal Studies & Tandom School of Engineering  /  New York University (NYU)  /  New York, USA.
Mar 2020


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Talk -- “NO_POLE”  /  2020 Community Share-Out  /  Virtual.
Mar 2020



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Conference -- “Remote Sensing the Arctic: An Exploration of Non-Western and Non-Human Perspectives of the Territory”  /  Session: Ethics and Relationality  /  EGSO Conference on ‘Proximity’  /  Cornell University  /  Ithaca, USA.   
Mar 2020


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Guest Lecture -- “What is Speculative Design”  /  Research and Development Methods CourseStrategic Design and Management (BBA)  /  School of Design Strategies  /  Parsons School of Design, The New School  /  New York, USA.
Nov 2019 


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Panel Discussion -- Artists Navigating Digital Borders Salon  /  Anti-Customs Enforcement (ACE) Collective  /  Culture Hub  /  New York, USA.
Nov 2020


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Guest Lecture -- “NO_POLE”  /  Visual, Spatial, Material Politics Course  /  Department of Politics  /  The New School for Social Research (NSSR), The New School  /  New York, USA.
Nov 2020


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Conference -- “NO_POLE”  /  Session: Reimagining Migration and Mobility—Within and Beyond Borders  /  Critical Edge Alliance Conference  /  The New School  /  New York, USA.
June 2019 


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Talk -- Presentation of Thesis Work  /  Invited Alumni Talk  /  Royal College of Art  /  London, UK.
Feb 2018 


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Conference -- “AKDM—The City of Non-Existent Humans”  /  Session: Into the Void – Death and Non-Existence  /  Imaginaries of the Future Symposium: Utopia After the Human  /  Leverhulme International Research Network  /  Cornell University  /  Ithaca, USA.

Apr 2017 


PUBLICATIONS


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Journal Publication -- Kirschner, C.  /  Perspecta: The Yale Architectural Journal  /  vol. 54, MIT Press.
Sep 2021


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Press Feature -- Kucharek, J.-C.  /  “Eye Line 2018”  /  RIBA Journal  /  vol. 125, no. 08, pp. 67-81.

Aug 2018 


GUEST CRITIQUES


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Student Mentor  /  Architecture, MA  /  Royal College of Art  /  London, UK.
May-June 2020 

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Guest Critic  /  Designed Realities Studio  /  University Transdisciplinary Lab  /  The New School  /  New York, USA.
May 2020 


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Guest Critic  /  Architecture, MA  /  Royal College of Art  /  London, UK.
Mar 2020 

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Guest Critic  /  Designed Realities Studio  /  University Transdisciplinary Lab  /  The New School  /  New York, USA.
Mar 2020 

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Guest Critic  /  Final Thesis Presentations  /  Transdisciplinary Design, MFA  /  School of Design Strategies  /  Parsons School of Design, The New School  /  New York, USA.
May 2019 


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Guest Critic  /  Designed Realities Studio  /  University Transdisciplinary Lab  /  The New School  /  New York, USA.
May 2019 


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Guest Critic  /  Elective: Cross-Species Test Sites  / Graduate School of Architecture (GSAPP)  /  Columbia University  /  New York, USA.
Mar 2019 


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Mar 2019 


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Guest Critic  /  Midterm Thesis Presentations  /  Transdisciplinary Design, MFA  /  School of Design Strategies  /  Parsons School of Design, The New School  /  New York, USA.
Mar 2019 


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Guest Critic  /  Designed Realities Studio  /  University Transdisciplinary Lab  /  The New School  /  New York, USA.
Mar 2019 


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Dec 2018 


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Guest Critic  /  Thesis Exhibition  /  Transdisciplinary Design, MFA  /  School of Design Strategies  /  Parsons School of Design, The New School  /  New York, USA.
Dec 2018 




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