Transdisciplinary Design


The Importance of Alternatives

| Parsons

Having come from a country with so many social contrasts and political upheaval, I feel the imperative need for alternative realities firsthand. Speculative design introduced…

When Many Have a Will, There’s a Way

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Photo by author: Jardim Lapena, São Paulo, Brazil. The limitations of my field as an architect were clearly brought to light when I started volunteering…


| Events

SOUND THE MOUND is a project that addresses complex issues of climate, sanitation, landfill reclamation, public parks, cellular technology, public art, sonification and more. Join…

What Can We Do About Climate Change

| Parsons

We have already warmed the climate by about one degree Celsius, and this one degree has already caused shrinkage in land mass, the escalating number…

Design Provocations at the Heart of the Maker Movement, in the Silicon Valley

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   Fig.: 1. teachers program cars (probots) so they can draw on paper, creating opportunities for students to learn math and programming while creating visual textures….

Graduate Expo & Open House

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Meet us at Fifth Avenue & 13th Street Are you ready to develop the creative and critical thinking skills you’ll need to make the future…

ELab Pitch Night!

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Join us for this exciting night and help us choosing the startups that will form ELab’s next cohort! The Finalists Pitch Night will host the…

Designing the Invisible

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Transdisciplinary Design Talks – Fall 2016 Designing the Invisible – A reflection on designing for services and interactions As design practice gain new terrains in designing…

DESIS Affordable Housing Project News!

| Alumni News

Through the Housing Ambassadors Program, HPD partners with community-based service providers in New York City who help people prepare and apply for affordable housing. This…