Parsons Paris

Parsons Paris.

New South American Regionalism: with guests from FLACSO Ecuador

6:00 p.m.

What are the challenges of a large, free public university in training professionals who have to address relevant needs for social development from a design perspective? Which tools and strategies are used? What are the results?

The Observatory on Latin America (OLA) at The New School presents a panel entitled "Southern Explorations in Design and Social Development: Key contributions by a large public university in Buenos Aires" in which four faculty from FADU University in Buenos Aires will discuss these issues. Their presentations will complement the Exhibition "Challenges of Design and Social Development at FADU UBA" taking place at the Consulate of Argentina in New York, April 11 to April 25.

This opening session at The New School will focus on the of power of design as a tool for social and economic development, ranging from devices for small industrial enterprises and vaccination campaigns to infrastructure or housing projects. It shows how, from the field of design, we can contribute to building a more democratic, equal, and just society.

With an introduction by Margarita Gutman, associate professor of Urban Studies and International Affairs,
The New School for Public Engagement,  panelists from the School of Architecture, Design, and Urban Planning from the University of Buenos Aires
(FADU UBA) include:

  • Ariel Misuraca, secretary general, professor
  • Guillermo Cabrera, academic secretary, professor
  • Ariel Pradelli, logistic secretary, professor
  • Juan Pablo Scaglia, professor of Theory

Discussants from The New School include:

  • William Morrish, professor of Urban Ecologies, School of Constructed Environment, Parsons The New School for Design
  • Robert Buckley, senior fellow, Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs

The event will be in Spanish and English, with simultaneous translation.

This program is supported by the JULIEN J. STUDLEY FOUNDATION 


Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street, room 510

Free; seating is limited; reservations required by emailing