News & Announcements

View this page for News & Announcements within the MS in Strategic Design & Management, including news, opportunities, events, research, and other announcements from current Students and Faculty within the program and the strategic design community at large. Much of this content ends up in our MS SDM Happenings newsletter, released on a quarterly basis.

 

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Job Opening | Research Assistant for Christian Schneider

MS SDM faculty member Christian Schneider is looking for a research assistant for the areas below. The ideal candidate will have excellent writing skills, possibly with a related background or significant experience. You should be interested in working with Christian on one of the following areas: Access to education: Extending reach and inclusion through innovations…

Where do we go from here? Raz Godelnik’s Rethinking Corporate Sustainability in the Era of Climate Crisis

  The climate crisis is quickly becoming a defining issue for society and the corporate world in particular. Parsons Faculty Raz Godelnik’s new book Rethinking Corporate Sustainability in the Era of Climate Crisis – A Strategic Design Approach suggests this crisis calls for a transformational shift in companies’ approach to sustainability to ensure the future, not just of…

Tishman Center Student Award for Excellence

The Tishman Center is excited to announce a new opportunity that will provide student project or research support related to climate, environmental justice, sustainability or equity. Students from any discipline or college at The New School may apply.   Applications are due by September 30, 2021–Visit this page to learn more and to apply.

Christian Schneider | (New) Culture Codes

How do we understand ourselves as individuals and as a part of a group, and how do we re-define that after disruptions, such as the pandemic?   Read MS SDM Faculty Christian Schneider’s new Medium piece here, examining changing cultural codes in the workplace in the face of disruption, and the importance of healthy group…

Biodesign Sprint 2021

Biodesign Challenge and the Google Hardware Design Studio are partnering on a month-long design Sprint to explore better ways to reduce carbon, increase biodiversity, and bring positive change to both people and the environment. Biodesign Sprint 2021 invites students, professionals, hobbyists, and enthusiasts from across the globe to envision and create products that function in…

MS Faculty Koray Caliskan Wins 2021 Falling Walls Science Breakthrough Prize!

Congratulations to Associate Director of the MS SDM, Koray Caliskan, on his prize winning research on cryptocurrencies as a winner of the Falling Walls Science Breakthroughs of the Year 2021 in Social Sciences and Humanities!   See this exciting article published recently by The New School News to learn more about the project and to…

Job Opportunities | Method

Method is a global design and engineering consultancy founded in 1999. They believe that innovation should be meaningful, beautiful and human, and craft practical, powerful digital experiences that improve lives and transform businesses. Their teams [based in New York, Charlotte, Atlanta, London, and remote] work with a wide range of organizations in many industries, including…

Fall 2021 Fellowships | Zolberg Institute

The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility supports critical and applied scholarship while providing opportunities for social action and policy engagement.   The Zolberg institute and the International Rescue Committee are pleased to announce the available fellowships for the Fall 2021 cohort. To find out more information and to apply, please visit this link.  …

MS Faculty Koray Caliskan: Falling Walls Finalist!

Congratulations to Associate Director of the MS SDM, Koray Caliskan, on the selection of his research on cryptocurrencies as a finalist for the Falling Walls Science Breakthroughs of the Year 2021 in Social Sciences and Humanities. The winners will be announced in the end July. We wish him luck! “I would like to thank my…

MS SDM Prof Raz Godelnik | New Book Release!

We are proud to announce that MS SDM Professor Raz Godelnik has released his newest book, Rethinking Corporate Sustainability in the Era of Climate Crisis through Palgrave Macmillan. From the publisher’s website:   This book provides a clear, critical, and timely analysis of the state of corporate sustainability within the context of the climate crisis.…

SAVIA Incubator | Apply by Aug 10!

The climate crisis is one of the greatest challenges the planet is facing today and it requires a profound change in how society produces goods and services. Paper products distributor CMPC asked, “how can we can contribute to addressing these challenges? This is why they created SAVIA. Savia is a global innovation program in collaboration…

Mutual of America | Job Opportunities

Mutual of America Life Insurance Company (Mutual of America) has specialized in providing pension and retirement-related products, programs and services since 1945, offering products such as variable universal life insurance, and group life and disability insurance. Mutual of America is seeking a Sr. Design Strategist and a skilled UX/UI Designer for their Customer Experience team. Click…

MS Faculty Koray Caliskan: Winner of ESCR Grant!

School of Design Strategies economic sociologist and Associate Director of the MS SDM Dr. Koray Caliskan and his team won a prestigious research grant from the Economic and Social Research branch (ESRC) of the United Kingdom Research and Innovation Council. The project will cost 720,000.00 USD and will be funded by the ESRC. Caliskan will…

Power of Purpose | Patagonia CEO Ryan Gellert & More

Over the past few years, companies large and small have come off the sidelines regarding major policy issues such as racial equity and environmental justice, making clear where they stand. In many cases, their bold stances on these issues have been spurred by employees and customers, but they can run into criticism and backlash from…

Bayer | Job Opportunities

Bayer has three separate openings for designers at entry, mid, and senior levels in Domain and Architecture Management. See below the links to the positions for descriptions and how to apply: Entry-Level Mid-Level Senior-Level

3×3 Training | MS SDM Alum Isabella Gady

Have you sensed that a power imbalance is keeping people from sharing their real thoughts or keeping them out of processes altogether? Designing for power sharing is a core theme in a new event series by 3×3, where Parsons SDM Alum, Isabella Gady has been shaping strategic initiatives like this interactive workshop series. To learn…

A Strategic Design Journey | Lina Alvarez

Strategic design is an emerging field, and when I first learned about it, it was hard to figure out the path that would take me to where I wanted to be. It took a lot of trial and error to get here but looking back, I did manage to create a path for myself. I…

MS Student Niam Peren | Cumulus Interview Series

Niam Peren, filmmaker, disciple of Dame Jane Campion, and MS SDM student collaborated closely during this challenging year with Mariana Amatullo to direct an interview series with leaders from Cumulus (all available to view on the CumulusConnects YouTube channel). Niam also produced a very poetic, 10-min film about the Cumulus Design association and its future…

Start.Coop | Next Generation Entrepreneurship

Start.Coop accelerator is hosting Next Generation Entrepreneurship, a virtual celebration of new forms of entrepreneurship and the growth of cooperatives as an alternative to winner-takes-all capitalism, on June 18th. With a focus on the next generation, this event brings together entrepreneurs, investors, and leaders from business, government, nonprofit, and philanthropy, all of whom are interested in…

The New University in Exile Consortium is Hiring!

The New University in Exile Consortium is hiring Graduate Student Assistants! The New University in Exile Consortium’s mission is to create a community for endangered and exiled scholars worldwide. The original University in Exile was founded by TNS’s first President Alvin Johnson to provide a safe intellectual home for scholars fleeing the growing threat of…

MS SDM End of Year Symposium

  We are proud to announce the presentation of 2nd year student projects at the MS SDM End of Year Symposium on Tuesday, May 11, 1-4PM! At this event, invited guests and student panelists will discuss MS SDM students’ work as interventions within three concrete themes: Participatory & Pluriversal Design, Digital Transformation & Human Technology,…

Job Openings: ThinkPlace

ThinkPlace is a design consultancy that tackles client challenges using  a vast toolbox, including deep expertise in human-centred design, research methods, innovation and complex systems thinking. The consultancy is hiring a few roles that might be a great fit for Strategic Design & Management students:   Strategic Design Apprenticeship Strategic Designer (Professional fluency in French…

MS Design Sprints | Samsung

  The MS in Strategic Design & Management’s Corporate Design Sprints are opportunities for students and companies to work together on a short-term basis to solve issues presented by clients. Click the video above to view the kick off session on Monday, April 12 with Samsung. This Design Sprint was moderated by Part-Time Faculty Ed…

Adriana Valdez Young | Design Influence Podcast

“Everyone who lives in New York City deserves a place to live that’s not going to threaten their lives. This isn’t performative urbanism: people actually live here and are building their lives here. Until we fix that then, we can’t design anything fair.” —Adriana Valdez Young   On Episode 7 of online interior designer and…

2021 Elevate Prize

The Elevate Prize, powered by MIT Solve, annually awards $5 million in prize funding and services to a radically diverse group of 10 leaders who are tackling the most urgent issues of our time around the world. Founders, CEOs, Executive Directors, and Executive Team Members of nonprofits and public charities worldwide are welcome to apply…