DESIGN x CONVERGENCE:
Strange Proximities & Unexpected Conversations
Design x Convergence: Strange Proximities & Unexpected Conversations is a full-day conference dedicated to design strategy organized by the Strategic Design & Management Master’s Program at Parsons. Taking place at their Greenwich Village campus, the conference brings together fascinating people from radically different backgrounds to explore surprising topics. Go beyond industry boundaries to address deeper issues that motivate today’s most innovative thinkers. To them, the role of the design strategist is to design for convergence, guiding disparate parts into a shared and impactful trajectory. The day will consist of incisive keynotes, unpredictable panels, an extensive gallery of student work + intimate group design sessions.
This event was hosted by the MS Strategic Design and Management program and took place on Saturday, May 12, 2018.
The 2018 Strategic Design Conference is TOMORROW – get your ticket now! We’ll talk branding, aliens, VR, anarchy, tech, privacy & more. bit.ly/designxconvergence
Aniyia Williamsand Astrid Scholz– two visionary entrepreneurs and leaders/co-founders of The Zebra Movement– will join us online for a conversation the will finalize the course on Design Innovation and Leadership. This is an important movement and a great learning opportunity for the
Design, Justice & Zero Waste: Exploring Pathways to the Circular Economy Conference & Research Collaborative When: May 8th and 9th, 2018 Where: The University Center at The New School (63 5th Avenue) The Tishman Center and GAIA (Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives)
The SDM Alumni & Mentor Wrap Party took place this weekend and what a turnout! This event happens every year and is a great opportunity to network with professionals and meet up with fellow students. See some of the photos from the event below!
Design Session- Iconic Brands in the Age of Anarchy In the past, we’ve often kept brands and politics at a safe distance. But as political, social, and technological turmoil rise, companies are expected to step up to fill the gaps. Panel moderated by author and Parsons professor, Soon Yu, who
Join us this Thursday, April 26 @ 11am EST for guest speaker, Terry Behan! Terry is a 2nd year Ms SDM student doing interesting design + entrepreneurial work in many emerging markets. We’ll talk with Terry on some of the main questions and issues we explore in the course Design Innovation
Panel- Strategically Crossing Boundaries We hear a lot about working across disciplines, but what purposes do the boundaries serve? Before we transgress, we attempt to understand our role, and our limitations, in shaping the emerging future. The conversation is getting strange. Be part of it. Get