EVENT CANCELLED: Negotiating the Terrain of Design Studies: Research, Reflection, Practice Day 1

5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Due to continuing power outages in Lower Manhattan, The New School will remain closed until Monday, November 5, therefore this event has been cancelled. Please check the events calendar should this be rescheduled.  

 Like design itself, design studies is a multifarious enterprise. Some see it as a branch of the humanities that examines how aesthetic and intellectual histories continue to inform design today. Others view it as a social science with knowledge and research techniques that can enhance the work of institutions, businesses, foundations, NGOs, and think tanks. Still others understand design studies as an integral dimension of the kind of design practices that prioritize research and questions over finite solutions.

To mark the inaugural year of Parsons' MA Design Studies program, this symposium will shed light on these perspectives, and, at the same time, explore the terrain they share in common.

Joel Towers
, Executive Dean, Parsons
Sarah E. Lawrence
, Dean, School of Art and Design History and Theory, Parsons

Susan Yelavich
, Director, MA Design Studies program, Parsons

Peter-Paul Verbeek
, Socrates Chair, Philosophy of Man and Technology, University of Twente, The Netherlands


Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang Building, 65 West 11th Street, 5th floor (enter at 66 West 12th Street)

Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served

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