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Research Labs

Below are links to research laboratories at Parsons and The New School.

  • Center for New York City Affairs: an applied policy research institute dedicated to improving the effectiveness of government and other organizations in their work with urban families and communities
  • Center for Transformative Media: a transdisciplinary research center dedicated to the invention, critique, and understanding of transformative media practices, including gaming, social networking, creative mobility, data mining, and participatory learning
  • Curatorial Design Research Lab: a network of collaborators and critically acclaimed exhibition spaces, public programs, archives, and collections across Parsons, The New School, and beyond
  • DESIS Lab: Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability
  • Drawing Lab: addresses cinemetric modes of gathering information and sampling data that engage the emergent nature of cities
  • Global Exchange Lab: a transdisciplinary space for social scientists, architects, and designers to create hybrid methodologies for research and design interventions in global cities
  • Healthy Materials Lab: a collaboration with the Healthy Building Network that aims to transform the way building products are manufactured, eliminate avoidable toxics, and support the creation of new materials
  • India China Institute (ICI): fosters collaborative research and institutional and personal connections between India, China, and the United States
  • PIIM: Parsons Institute for Information Mapping
  • PetLab (Prototyping, Evaluation, Teaching, and Learning): a public interest game design and research lab for interactive media
  • Sheila C. Johnson Design Center: hosts exhibitions, events, and programs to promote active dialogue on the role of innovative art and design in responding to the contemporary world
  • Solar Decathlon Studio: an interdisciplinary, student-led team from Parsons School of Design, Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy, and Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Tishman Environment and Design Center: facilitates research, curriculum development, internships, and fieldwork opportunities in environmental studies
  • Vera List Center for Art and Politics: organizes events and programs that respond to some of the pressing social and political issues of our time as they are articulated by the academic community and visual and performing artists
  • XRC Labs: an innovation accelerator for the next generation of disruptors in the retail and consumer goods sectors. A joint venture between Founding Sponsor organizations Kurt Salmon and Parsons, with the support of the Harvard University Innovation Lab 

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