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  • Hala Abdel Malak

    Assistant Professor of Strategic Design and Management

    Email
    hala.amalak@newschool.edu

    Office Location
    Parsons Faculty Hotseat

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    Hala Abdel Malak

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    Hala Abdel Malak is a design critic, curator, educator, researcher and strategist. Born in Beirut during the civil war, she grew up, worked, and studied internationally, in Lebanon, USA, Canada, UAE, Holland, UK, Morocco and France before grounding in New York. Hala’s multicultural background is reflected in her versatile approach and transdisciplinary practice where she explores work around global dynamics, power, organizational development, leadership and societal impact. Her interests, research and practice span from collective and multidirectional learning, knowledge production and creative education to include diverse, non-colonial and indigenous perspectives and traditional ecological knowing, the exploration of global cultural and societal dissonance and flow, the resonance around migration and forced displacement, the triggers and contexts for resistance, advocacy and revolt as well as the relationships needed for organizing around community wealth. Her work has been featured and published in Print Magazine, Design Indaba, Metropolis, AIGA, Beirut Design Week, NYC x Design, Wanted Design NYC, Smithsonian Media, MOMA and SXSW, where she was awarded the Learn by Design award for her work on refugee education. She is an Assistant Professor of Strategic Design and Management and Co-Director of the MFA in Transdisciplinary Design at Parsons School of Design.

     

     


    Current Courses

    Creative Team Dynamics
    PSDS 2115, Fall 2022

    Objects of Revol(t)ution
    PSDS 1540, Fall 2022

    Projects Studio 1
    PGTD 5100, Fall 2022

    Senior Project 1: Capstone
    PUDM 4120, Fall 2022

    Past Courses

    Objects of Revol(t)ution
    PSDS 1540, Fall 2021

    Projects Studio 1
    PGTD 5100, Fall 2021

    Senior Project 1: Capstone
    PUDM 4120, Fall 2021

    Senior Project 2: Capstone
    PUDM 4121, Spring 2022

    Thesis 2
    PGTD 5201, Spring 2022

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