Important Updates: ACT-UAW Local 7902 called a strike Wednesday, November 16. Read our guidance for students and faculty. Learn more about the contract negotiations.

  • People

  • We are a multidisciplinary group of professors, researchers, and students who focus on design, teaching, and research activities intended to enhance and accelerate processes of social innovation and sustainable practices.

    Principal Faculty

    Eduardo Staszowski, PhD, Co-founder and Director
    Associate Professor of Design Strategies
    Parsons School of Design

    Lara de Sousa Penin, PhD, Co-founder
    Professor of Transdisciplinary Design
    Parsons School of Design

  • Selected Projects

    Parsons DESIS Lab develops externally funded research projects with local partners.

    - Amplifying Creative Communities in New York City
    - Public and Collaborative
    - Designing for Financial Empowerment
    - Workers Tarot
    - Community Tech Journey
    - Justice Initiatives Toolkit

    Learn More

  • Contact Us

    Parsons DESIS Lab
    Eduardo Staszowski, Director
    6 East 16th Street, room 1207
    New York, NY 10011
    [email protected]

    The Parsons DESIS Lab does not offer summer internships or research assistantships to non-New School students.

  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application

Undergraduates

To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

Graduates

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

Close