Parsons has appointed Miodrag Mitrasinovic as Dean of the School of Design Strategies. One of five thematically organized schools at Parsons, the School of Design Strategies addresses the intersection of cities, services, and ecosystems through undergraduate programs in Integrated Design, Design and Management, and Environmental Studies, and the first-year Foundation program. The School is also currently developing new graduate programs in Transdisciplinary Design, Design Management, Urban Design Ecologies and Urban Design Studies. Mitrasinovic is an architect, author, and was previously Chair of Urban and Transdisciplinary Design.
"I am deeply confident that in this new position Miodrag will successfully lead the ongoing development of the School of Design Strategies and, together with the other School Deans and Parsons leadership, work to advance our core mission: delivering the highest level art and design education possible for our students and supporting our remarkable faculty in their research and teaching," said Parsons Dean Joel Towers.
Mitrasinovic has over 15 years of teaching and curriculum development experience in architecture, integrative design education, design studies and transdisciplinary design. Since 2006, he has led the development of urban design and urban studies programs at Parsons as well as across The New School; he currently serves as co-chair of The New School Academic Committee on Urban Programs. He has also led the development of a new, undergraduate transdisciplinary curriculum for the Integrated Design BFA program, which will launch this fall.