The School of Design Strategies is an experimental educational environment configured to advance innovative approaches to design and business education in the evolving context of cities, services, and ecosystems. Our students and faculty explore designing as core capability and design as strategic asset in the sustainable practices of individuals, groups, communities, and organizations alike.
The Integrated Design and Design & Management Seniors of the SDS Senior Seminar and Studio are proud to invite you to the presentation of their capstone projects. Please join us in celebrating their amazing work!
May 15 @ 2 West 13th ...Read More
The MA Theories of Urban Practice program at the School of Design Strategies presents:
A series of student presentations analyzing transformative design projects.
Parsons The New School for Design
66 Fifth Avenue, Room 600 F
New York NY 10011
Cheonggeycheon Stream Restoration Project, Seoul, South ...Read More
Concurrent Urbanities brings together designers, artists, architects, urbanists, planners, non-profit and non-governmental organizations, civic and community activists, with government representatives and the private sector, in order to explore new roles that artists and designers play in encouraging processes of radical democratization, forms of ...Read More
Fernando Luiz Lara is a Brazilian architect with degrees from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (BArch, 1993) and the University of Michigan (PhD, 2001). Prof. Lara's interests revolve around Latin American 20th century architecture with emphasis on the dissemination ...Read More
Presented by Parsons DESIS Lab and the Centre for Social Innovation
The intersection of design and social innovation is attracting growing attention. An increasing number of practitioners and enthusiasts are convinced that strategic design is key to unlocking some of today's ...Read More
Rethinking the design and experiences of emerging Asian cities through photography, fashion, graphic design, architecture, history, anthropology, and urbanism, this symposium features a series of thematic conversations between scholar/practitioners from Parsons and those contributing to a new book, The Emerging Asian ...Read More
This year’s Stephan Weiss Lecture Series continues on April 4th with a presentation by J. Morgan Puett entitled “Workstyles,” Morgan's projects traverse both the art world and the fashion system, defining a social practice that challenges the status quo of insular ...Read More
This collaboration studio works with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to imagine the future of orchestra performance in a networked world where the audience gains access to new ways of experiencing and interacting with music – both inside and outside the ...Read More
Three public lectures presented by MA THEORIES OF URBAN PRACTICE.
Segregating Sao Paulo: Surprising Findings
by Renato Cymbalista
Wednesday February 20th
6:00 to 7:30pm
The Bark Room, 2 West 13th Street, NYC Read More
Join us on Thursday, February 21st 6-8:30pm
@ DESIS Parsons -- 6E 16th Street, 12th Floor Room 1203B
for a DESIS/SDN workshop with Izac Ross on using Service Blueprints.
Service blueprints are a key tool for designers to understand existing service systems and ...Read More
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof is hosting a trip to Africa to report on global poverty issues and will be inviting one undergraduate or graduate student from an American college or university to join him. The winner of this ...Read More
Lecture Series - Fall 12 - Part 2: Why?
In this panel discussion, we will explore the question of why services need to be designed and examine the difference between bottom up and top down approaches in delivering services in New ...Read More
Lecture One: What is Service Design? Do we need to design services in NYC?
Curious about the current landscape of service design in NYC? Why do services need to be designed and how do we begin to understand service ecologies? Join ...Read More
The New School celebrates the 10th annual Campus Sustainability Day, a national day recognizing higher education's leadership role in sustainability, with a Sustainability Forum. This event will bring together key university leaders to update our community about infrastructure improvements that ...Read More
The 3rd edition of the Urban Colloquium continues with Sheela Patel on "Empowered Slums and Collaborative Networks."
Sheela Patel is the founder and Director of Society for Promotion of Area Resource Centres—or SPARC—a non-profit established in 1984 to address the problems ...Read More
The 3rd edition of the Urban Colloquium continues with Danya Sherman on "The High Line from Behind the Scenes."
Danya Sherman is the Director of Public Programs, Education & Community Engagement for Friends of the High Line. The Friends of the ...Read More
The 3rd edition of the Urban Colloquium continues with Vinayak Bharne on "Spectcular Mundane: New Urbanism."
Vinayak Bharne is the Director of Design at the award-winning firm, Moule & Polyzoides Architects & Urbanists in Pasadena, California. He also holds a joint ...Read More
The 3rd edition of the Urban Colloquium continues with Christine Gaspar on "Practicing Urban Pedagogy."
Christine Gaspar is the Executive Director of the Center for Urban Pedagogy—or CUP--a pioneering New York-based nonprofit whose mission is to use art and design to ...Read More
The 3rd edition of the Urban Colloquium continues with Brenda Rosen on "Low-Income Housing as a Solution."
Brenda Rosen is Executive Director of Common Ground, the renowned, non-profit organization in New York City that is celebrated both nationally and internationally for ...Read More
The 3rd edition of the Urban Colloquium continues with Paul White on "Designing Transportation Networks Via Legislative Advocacy."
Paul White is the Executive Director of Transportation Alternatives, which is New York City's leading transportation advocacy organization, with a citywide network of ...Read More
This year's Stephan Weiss Lecture Series continues on October 11 with a presentation by Kate Fletcher entitled "Alternative Fashion Systems," exploring a broader range of fashion activity than is currently recognized and drawing upon examples of the ”craft of use” in her project Local Wisdom. ...Read More
Zoe Romano will be leading a workshop on open source fashion production and branding, explaining the ideas, processes and methods behind the openwear and edufashion projects.
Zoe Romano co-founded Openwear.org, European project around collaborative fashion, open design and open-source branding. Since ...Read More
Dr. Vera Tangari is a community activist, architect and urbanist, and a professor and reseacher at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Dr. Tangari and her colleagues will present four fascinating case studies from Brazil of research as a ...Read More
This year's Stephan Weiss Memorial Lecture Series begins on October 4 with a presentation by Zoe Romano entitled "From Open Source Branding to Collaborative Clothing." The lecture will provide an introduction to the origins of the idea of open-source branding, and how ...Read More
The School of Design Strategies at Parsons presents the 3rd edition of the Urban Colloquium, a series of public conversations on alternative and innovative modes of urban practice. The Colloquium focuses on investigating the creative, radical, and subversive ways in which cities are truly shaped, by whom, and for ...Read More