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  • Carolina Obregon

    Part-time Lecturer

    Email
    obrec164@newschool.edu

    Office Location
    L - 2 West 13th Street

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    Carolina Obregon

    Profile

    Carolina Obregón holds an M.A. in Fashion and Creative Sustainability from Aalto University School of the Arts, Design, and Architecture in Helsinki, Finland, an A.A.S in Fashion Studies from Parsons School of Design, and a BA in Fashion Design from Taller Cinco in Bogotá, Colombia. Before starting her academic career, she worked in the international fashion industry for over 15 years. In 2014, she designed, developed and implemented the first undergraduate program in Sustainable Fashion & Management in Latin America at Jorge Tadeo Lozano University (Bogotá) and became its first program coordinator and professor. She was assistant professor at Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá), her teaching and research focused on biodesign, BioFashion, sustainable fashion, and textiles, with a circular economy and disruptive thinking approach. Under her direction Carolina's students won the Biodesign Challenge competition in New York on three occasions: in 2018 Stella McCartney & PETA Special Challenge with Woocoa, the vegan wool; in 2019 overall prize with NanoFreeze, a protein-based refrigeration system and in 2020 MANA The Future of Beauty Special Challenge with Linneo, a bio-nutricosmetic obtained from fungi biopigments. She is part of the startups NanoFreeze and E.dye (bacteria-based textile dye).

     


    Research Interests

    Biodesign, sustainable fashion, biomaterials, synthetic biology, systems thinking


    Portfolio

    Carolina Obregon

    E.dye

    NanoFreeze


    Current Courses

    Senior Project 1: Capstone
    PUDM 4120, Fall 2022

    Thesis 1
    PUFD 4220, Fall 2022

    Future Courses

    Collab
    PSAM 5550, Spring 2023

    Manufacturing & Production
    PMFM 5050, Spring 2023

    Thesis 2
    PUFD 4221, Spring 2023

    Past Courses

    Design of Business
    PUDM 3365, Spring 2022

    Design Studio 2
    PUFD 2221, Spring 2022

    Integrative Studio 1
    PGDM 5200, Spring 2022

    Manufacturing & Production
    PMFM 5050, Spring 2022

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