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.
Following an inspirational talk from Yes Men member and Parsons faculty, Andy Bichlbaum, Lab students and faculty joined NYC Bhopal Activists to stage a public protest and awareness piece. Students and faculty worked together to bring attention to the Union ...Read More
Last week our Foundation Laboratory class (sections AA + BB) created a large scale fabric poster to send to President Obama as a part of a project with SKY 1 and TCK TCK TCK - campaigns encouraging action on the ...Read More
Director of the Foundation Program John Roach and Artist Käthe Wenzel recently closed their exhibition Robo-Improvisation Arena with a very successful childrens event. The exhibition also included two performances featuring a host of musicians, some of them from Parsons:
Paul Corio ...Read More
Here's a nice article in the Times about the artist Doug Beube (currently featured in the SLASH show at the Museum of Art and Design). Doug lives in Fort Greene Brooklyn, Down the block from a big high school. He ...Read More
The students worked collaboratively to design an installation that represented their current experience as Freshman dealing with issues of time management, the necessity of coffee to stay awake and alert, and the value of a good night's sleep. The international ...Read More
This group drawing exercise in John and Julia's CLUSTER8 was loosely based on the idea of threeing and was used to explore ideas for our Freshman First Aid Kit project. Every participant starts with an idea (drawn, written or both). ...Read More
Julia and John's contribution to the display case this week features 2 projects:
1. Work in progress for VILLAGE OF THE DEAD
2. one day project called: COLLABORATIVE DRAWING (Journey)
VILLAGE OF THE DEAD
Here is a slideshow of our class presenting this preliminary ...Read More
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Kerry Lessard & Angie Rodriguez, Sections: K&L
Mapping and Orientations starting from the Avenue B Community Garden
Faculty: Susan Leopold and Adam Brent Read More
Inspired by Andy Goldsworthy and Stefan Sagmeister, our teams went orienteering in Brooklyn to 6 pre-assigned neighborhoods, and created a site specific piece from local materials.
This piece caused quite a stir!
The students were spelling out SOS in school chairs found ...Read More
Our cluster's first project, due the second week of the semester, was to creating a postcard as a reaction to a given location in NY. Each location was assigned to two students so that they could work in pairs ...Read More
Open City Dialogue (OCD) is a bi-monthly lecture series at Pete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Monday, Oct 5: Pie in the Sky: All About Greenpoint’s Own Rooftop Farms
with Annie Novak.
New York City is a Farmer's Paradise! Just ...Read More
Allan Wexler at Ronald Feldman Gallery
September 10- October 24, 2009
The Ronald Feldman Gallery will exhibit works from the last five years by Allan Wexler whose thirty-year career resists easy classification. One of a group of artists who began to question ...Read More
Introduction To Working Collaboratively:
The Students of sections CC & DD tried their hand at “threeing” through the lens of their mapping framework: Waste in NYC.
To begin, students were asked to bring a bag of their own garbage to ...Read More
On September 30, The New School will present Tim Brown, chief executive officer and president of IDEO, a global design consultancy, in conversation with Bruce Nussbaum, BusinessWeek contributing editor and SDS visiting professor of Innovation and Design.
Nussbaum and Brown will ...Read More
The Leddy/Millington Lab section has a section blog happing at http://labf09.blogspot.com. Do other sections have course blogs? If so it would be great to create some shared links and check out what is happening in the sections.
We ...Read More
Julia mentioned intellectual property in our last meeting.
Here's a "a documentary about the current state of copyright and culture"
Be sure to watch the section about the movie industry in Lagos, Nigeria
People are making Wiggio groups for everything from friends, teams, and housemates
to structured groups that meet, schedule, and work together regularly.
Here's an article about this tool, that was initially developed by a team a business school project at Cornell University Read More
"Posterous is the dead simple way to put anything online using email. We launched in July 2008 and we've been steadily growing and adding features.
We love sharing thoughts, photos, audio, and files with our friends and family, but we didn't ...Read More
Interesting talks at TED on creative work and how to nurture creativity:
Dave Eggers talks about engaging a neighborhood in a socially meaningful project:
http://blog.ted.com/2008/10/dave_eggers_in.php Read More
For the ENGAGE project, we will be investigating compelling ways to communicate environmental concerns.
The Human Countdown project
70 days before the UN Climate Change Conference (COP15) promoting action on climate change so that world leaders secure an ambitious, fair ...Read More
This looks like an interesting book/exhibit. You can see some of the maps online.
An Atlas of Radical Cartography is a collection of 10 maps and 10 essays about social issues from globalization to garbage; surveillance to extraordinary rendition; statelessness to ...Read More
Carter Hodgkin and Ina Archer, both faculty in the Foundation Program, were awarded New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fellowships.
Carter Hodgkin was awarded a fellowship in Digital/Electronic Arts
Ina Archer was awarded a fellowship in Interdisciplinary Work.
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Please visit this blog often to see what's going on in Lab. You may also use this to post your own news from your Lab cluster. This is a great place to post events from your class, share ideas, or ...Read More
Hello Lab clusters!
We (John & Julia) just finished up distributing our Fall 08 Lab project THE FRESHMAN FIRST AID KIT to the incoming class at their advising sessions today. The kit included a poster, a booklet and other items created ...Read More