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In The Spotlight: Benefit Showcases Generations of Talent
Date: 5/16/2011
Reed Krakoff with Designers of the Year David Ferron, Serena Chang, and  T. Young Hwang “Parsons gave me the knowledge and the license to go out in the world and pursue my dreams,” said designer Prabal...

Parsons Students Create Work Inspired by Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Date: 5/26/2011
Paula Cheng's winning design Students in Parsons’ new MFA in Fashion Design and Society won and were finalists, in a competition organized by The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in conjunction with the current...

From the Studio to the Streets: Parsons’ First Festival
Date: 5/3/2011
The first ever Parsons Festival will feature nearly 200 events across campus May 7 23. Have you ever wanted to attend an exhibition opening, a film screening, and a panel discussion all in the same day? Enter...

Fashion Benefit Kicks Off With Pre-Party at Reed Krakoff
Date: 4/22/2011
Parsons fashion design student Angelica Casaverde shows off her work to Simon Collins and Reed Krakoff. On Tuesday, April 5, students and faculty mingled with fashion industry leaders at the Reed Krakoff flagship store on Madison...

Parsons Launches Afro-Futurism Seminar
Date: 4/14/2011
Julie Mehretu The School of Art, Media and Technology (AMT) at Parsons The New School for Design was recently awarded a grant from the Robert Lehman Foundation to create an interdisciplinary seminar on Afro Futurism. The...

Aki Sasamoto Kicks off Parsons International Artist in Residence Program
Date: 4/14/2011
The School of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons The New School for Design kicked off its International Artist in Residence program this semester with a month long visit by Japanese artist Aki Sasamoto. After delivering a public lecture on...

Milano Student Looks into the Future of Affordable Housing
Date: 4/5/2011
Jennifer Terry meets John Clinton about her work with the Sustainable Urban Communities Research Lab at Milano. Milano student Jennifer Terry is putting her passion to work on this year’s Solar Decathlon. Hosted by the U.S...

Action in Athens: Students and Faculty Re-Imagine Metropolis
Date: 3/14/2011
Students and faculty from various graduate programs in Parsons and Milano will travel to Athens, Greece on March 12 19 to participate in the Benaki Museum’s “Against All Odds Ethics Aesthetics Project.” The program includes an intensive, week long academic...

Diversifying Design: Parsons Launches Black Studies Conference
Date: 3/8/2011
Parsons senior Funmibi Atanda Owo sees "Black Studies in Art and Design Education" as a great first step. After four years at Parsons, Design and Management senior Funmibi Atanda Owo has seen the university make strides...

Parsons Gets Radioactive at New York Public Library
Date: 2/22/2011
Science. Romance. Danger. Tragedy. All these words describe a new book, RADIOACTIVE Marie & Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout, written and illustrated by Parsons illustration professor Lauren Redniss. The book, a finalist for the 2010 Los Angeles...

Reap What You Sew: Zero Waste Fashion at Parsons
Date: 2/8/2011
Parsons BFA Fashion Design student Andria Crescioni shows her design to Rogan Gregory and Scott MacKinlay Hahn of Loomstate, and fashion authority Julie Gilhart.To a group of aspiring designers at Parsons, a sustainable approach to fashion means...

Film Produced by Parsons Fashion Marketing faculty member Debuts in New York
Date: 1/24/2011
On February 4, Maryanne Grisz, an instructor of fashion marketing at Parsons, will see the official release of a documentary film project that has been close to her heart. Dressed tells the story of Nary Manivong, a...

Lifesaving Design: Healing Empowerment Center
Date: 1/25/2011
At The New School, many of us think of design as a reason to live. Does that mean that design can also be a lifesaver?The New School community is invited to explore this question at a...

Parsons Faculty Presents Work at World Economic Forum
Date: 1/28/2011
Parsons Design and Technology faculty member and alumnus Zach Lieberman set off this week for Davos, Switzerland, where he is presenting his work at the World Economic Forum (WEF). An independent international organization committed to improving the state of the...

Parsons Illustration Professor Nora Krug Wins Gold Medal
Date: 1/19/2011
Nora Krug, an associate professor of Illustration at Parsons, recently received a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators for Kamikaze, a biographic comic about a Japanese World War II Kamikaze pilot who unexpectedly survived his mission and later became...

Parsons Launches re:D Online
Date: 1/10/2011
Parsons recently launched the fall 2010 issue of re D Online, a digital magazine serving Parsons alumni and the broader community. This online companion to the print version of re D offers the Parsons community an opportunity to engage with...

Parsons Explores the Critical Gift of Design
Date: 12/10/2010
In the spirit of the holiday season, Parsons The New School for Design and the Köln International School of Design (KISD) present a symposium and exhibition exploring what design is capable of giving to the world. Titled...

Hacking for Humanity: Parsons Hosts RHoK New York
Date: 12/7/2010
Parsons Executive Dean Joel Towers poses with United Nations Secretary General Ban ki Moon at the opening reception for Random Hacks of Kindness While Wiki Leaks is grabbing headlines, another form of strategic security breach brought The...

Checkered Past, Couture Future: AAS Program Sustains a Dream
Date: 11/23/2010
The first time Andrew Heffernan’s Parsons professor asked students to go around the room and introduce themselves, he kept silent. The soft spoken Dublin native suspected his background and experience would have been hard for his fellow students in his...

Joel Towers and Mark Wigley Talk Existential Risk
Date: 12/1/2010
Parsons closes out its Design and Existential Risk series this month with two discussions with leading designers and theorists on how design can be used to imagine and prepare for extreme existential risks. On Thursday, December 2,...

Aperture Foundation at The New School: Confounding Expectations XII: Invisible-Surveillance
Date: 12/2/2010
On Wednesday, December 8, at 7 00 p.m., in Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street, the Aperture Foundation presents “Confounding Expectations XII Invisible Surveillance.” The panel examines how we see the invisible in the 21st century, as cameras on street...

My Name is Red, As Read at Parsons
Date: 11/11/2010
It’s not everyday that a Parsons Senior Seminar prompts a television producer to pick up the phone. But that’s just what happened last November, when Assistant Professor Susan Yelavich got a call asking her to talk about...

Pictoplasma NYC Comes to Parsons
Date: 11/11/2010
On Saturday, November 13, the Illustration program at Parsons The New School for Design will present Pictoplasma NYC, a conference celebrating the artistic creation of character design. Featuring lectures, panel discussions, and short film screenings, the event...

Citizen Sensor: Wearable Technology Goes Green
Date: 11/9/2010
You're walking down Fifth Avenue going about your daily routine. A small sensor pack is fitted neatly on your body, monitoring air quality, UV levels, noise pollution, and other environmental factors. This is the vision behind Citizen...

Sisters on the Runway
Date: 10/22/2010
On Friday, October 22, at 7 00 p.m., Sisters on the Runway presents a fashion show featuring work by Parsons designers and alumni, including the design duo Vena Cava. The show benefits Safe Horizon, the nation's largest provider of services...

Summer Stardom: Environmental Studies Internships on Film
Date: 10/26/2010
It’s hard to keep track of New School students over the summer. While many depart the city for distant locations, a number of undergraduates in the Environmental Studies program participate in summer internships in and around the...

Evolution: Art and Design Research and the PhD
Date: 10/20/2010
On October 22–23, Parsons The New School for Design and Sydney College of the Arts present Evolution Art and Design Research and the PhD, a two day conference that explores the role of a practice based...

Food Justice: A New Social Movement Takes Root
Date: 10/13/2010
On Thursday, October 14, at 6 00 p.m., The New School for General Studies presents “Food Justice A New Social Movement Takes Root,” a lecture from noted author Robert Gottlieb. Admission is free.Gottlieb, professor of urban...

Designing the Downturn
Date: 10/12/2010
A graphic representation of boom and bust business cycles over the past 40 years. By Amanda Cox, The New York Times,  July 2009. We all know that design can shape our world, but how can it help us understand...

A Crop of New Ideas at Living Concrete-Carrot City
Date: 9/28/2010
As the world's population increases and urbanizes, scholars and farmers are realizing the agricultural potential of cities. The New School’s many projects related to the topic as well as urban farming innovations from around the world are showcased in depth in the exhibition Living Concrete/Carrot City...

Parsons Professor Featured in New York Times Magazine
Date: 9/20/2010
In an issue devoted to education and technology, The New York Times Magazine features as its cover story an innovative New York City public school developed by Katie Salen, professor of media design in the School of...

Parsons Appoints Rama Chorpash to Director of Product Design
Date: 9/21/2010
Parsons has appointed the award winning designer Rama Chorpash to direct its Product Design program.“Rama's wide breadth of knowledge, his collaborative design approach, and experience working in a number of industries make him a perfect fit at...

Solar Decathlon Team Hosts Site Warming Party in DC
Date: 9/14/2010
Rain could not dampen the ebullient spirits of 28 New School students and faculty who spent last Sunday afternoon in a vacant lot in Deanwood, a neighborhood in Northeast Washington, D.C. They were there to celebrate Empowerhouse: an innovative project to create a new model for sustainable, affordable housing...