about design dialogues

The Design Dialogues site houses all online publications from the School of Design Strategies at Parsons School of Design.

This site is funded by the Stephan Weiss Lecture Series on Business Strategy, Negotiation and Innovation. This lectureship was launched in 2002 to commemorate the life of the late artist and sculptor Stephan Weiss, husband and business partner of the fashion designer Donna Karan. Weiss co-founded Donna Karan International in 1984, and was instrumental in every significant venture the company undertook: launching and structuring new brands, most notably the Donna Karan Beauty company; signing new licenses; establishing in-house legal and creative departments; devising its computer design technology; orchestrating the company’s initial public offering in 1996; and negotiating its sale to the current owner LVMH Moet Hennessy – Louis Vuitton.

about the school of design strategies


The School of Design Strategies is an experimental educational environment. We advance innovative approaches in design, business and education. In the evolving context of cities, services and ecosystems, we explore design as a capability and a strategy in the environmentally conscious practices of individuals, groups, communities and organizations. For more about the School of Design Strategies, visit the SDS Magazine.

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(New) Public Goods: Labs, Publics and Practices

06.11.2014

The event builds on conversations from the Fall 2013 Weiss Lecture, “(New) Public Goods: Design, Politics and Aesthetics,” and will seek to move some of the conceptual ideas that emerged out of the previous event into conversation with more practical, grounded or project-based examples of “design for the public good,” “design for public policy,” or...

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(New) Public Goods: Design, Aesthetics and Politics

09.19.2013

A conversation curated by Eduardo Staszowski, Vyjayanthi Rao, Scott Brown and Virginia Tassinari.

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Stephan Weiss Lecture: Zoe Romano On Open-Source Branding

08.12.2013

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.”

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“Collaborative Learning”: Article By Trandisciplinary Design Graduate Program Director Jamer Hunt

08.12.2013

In his article Collaborative Learning for the Huffington Post, Jamer Hunt writes, “After centuries of fixating on the solitary student’s singular progress, we are currently experiencing the rise of a radical emphasis on collaborative, team-based learning.

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DREAM:IN Selected By Metropolis Magazine As Game Changers 2013

08.12.2013

The DREAM:IN Project, co-created by Carlos Teixeira and Sonia Manchanda in India, has been selected by Metropolis Magazine as one of the 6 Game Changers 2013. DREAM:IN is a design-driven open innovation system and global network of creative leaders, visionaries, innovators, entrepreneurs and activists. As a robust methodology, DREAM:IN responds to ...

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