THESIS WORK

STUDENT PROJECTS

2018 SUNSET PARK DESIGN PROPOSALS

This project was developed by students from the MS in Design and Urban Ecologies, Parsons School of Design, in collaboration with Beyond Care, a worker cooperative committed to childcare services in Brooklyn. The aim of this project was to explore through research, planning and design ways to create new housing cooperative models for Beyond Care…

2018 SUNSET PARK RESEARCH REPORT

This project was developed by students from the MS in Design and Urban Ecologies, Parsons School of Design, in collaboration with Beyond Care, a worker cooperative committed to childcare services in Brooklyn. The aim of this project was to explore through research, planning and design ways to create new housing cooperative models for Beyond Care…

THE SUNSET PARK GAZETTE VOL. 2: THE HOUSING ISSUE

The Sunset Park Gazette is a free publication developed by graduate students from the MS Design and Urban Ecologies Program in collaboration with community members and local organizations. This neighborhood gazette is the outcome of the second stage of a long-term research- and design-based project focused in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park. In this volume particular attention…

SHIFTING URBAN ECOLOGIES IN SAN ROQUE, QUITO, ECUADOR THESIS PROJECT

Centering on critical urban issues such as gentrification, displacement, housing, property rights, crime, poverty, education, economy, informality and discrimination by race, gender and age, the San Roque Thesis Collective, composed of six students from the MS in Design and Urban Ecologies and two students from the MA in Theories of Urban Practice, dedicated a full…

HONG KONG GLOBAL URBAN STUDIO

Student work developed as part of the Global Urban Studio 2016 co-led by Parsons urban faculty Miodrag Mitrasinovic and Victoria Marshall. Students from the MS Design and Urban Ecologies, the MFA Transdisciplinary Design and the Master in Architecture participated and collaborated with students from the MDES Urban Environments Design program at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.…

SUNSET PARK GAZETTE

The Sunset Park Gazette is a free publication developed by graduate students from the MS Design and Urban Ecologies Program in collaboration with community members and local organizations. This neighborhood gazette is the outcome of the first stage of a long-term research- and design-based project focused in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park. In this volume particular attention…

Mission Island Podcast

PERPETUAL RENEWAL: INVESTIGATING URBAN RENEWAL IN THE LOWER EAST SIDE

ARCHITECTURE, HIERARCHY AND CONTROL: THE SOCIO-SPATIAL MANIFESTATIONS OF NEOLIBERALISM IN AN AMERICAN UNIVERSITY

Urban Mobilities

BUSHWICK GAZETTE: Vol 2

LAND / HOME / DEMOCRACY

BUSHWICK GAZETTE

Santa Cruz Visible I

A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF THE WEEQUAHIC PARK ASSOCIATION

Marcea Decker and Rehanna Azimi worked together with a community organization, the Weequahic Park Association (WPA), in the South Ward of Newark, New Jersey for their Fall 2013 Studio 1 final project. The WPA has seen great successes in terms of grant-funding and park revitalization despite being a small community-based group. Marcea and Rehanna constructed…

Lincoln Park, Newark, New Jersey

Final Studio I project completed by Aran Baker and Monique Baena-Tan for the Fall 2013 semester. They emphasize that “this city has its stories, histories, epics, musics, mosaics, and anecdotal archives, most sunken and forgotten. Time to dredge them up.” They explored this neighborhood’s particular history from the community perspective, and researched the implications that…

Nonspace Zines

URBAN THEORY LAB READING RESPONSES

DESIGNING FOR AN EQUITABLE NEW YORK

Graduate students from the Theories of Urban Practice and Design and Urban Ecologies programs, jointly published a report entitled Designing for an Equitable New York in Fall 2013. This policy recommendation report was the final project of the Urban Colloquium course, taught by Part-Time Faculty Paul White and Shin Pei-Tsey, and involved visits from numerous…

Design + Culture Lab: Open Call

Design+Culture Lab, LLC (D+C Lab) formed by alumni Joy Alise Davis, MA and current Theories of Urban Practice graduate student Renae Reynolds investigates the shared lived experiences of people of color as they navigate and survive in public space. In light of recent racially charged crimes against men of color by members of law enforcement,…

URBAN HISTORY LAB MAGAZINE VOL 1

Cities are significant as the locus of people’s direct engagement with the material reality of the everyday world. At the same time, cities are produced through multiple imaginaries, as people struggle to define, explain, and mediate their lived experience. Cities and urban imaginaries exist in a dynamic, iterative relationship: both change over time, laying down residues in landscape, memory,…

Studio I Fall 2014 Roosevelt Ave Project

The Roosevelt Avenue Urbanities project, led by students of the Design and Urban Ecologies MS program, has continued to get press coverage since its event in January. The project focuses on the controversial business improvement district on Roosevelt Avenue in Queens. Recent News Coverage New York Daily News was the first major news source to…
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