Parsons

  • Jamer Hunt

    Associate Professor of Transdisciplinary Design

    Office Location:

    Albert and Vera List Academic Center

    Profile:

    Jamer Hunt is the Vice Provost for Transdisciplinary Initiatives at The New School, where he was founding director (2009-2015) of the graduate program in Transdisciplinary Design at Parsons School of Design. He is an Associate Professor of Transdisciplinary as well as serving as Visiting Design Researcher at the Institute of Design in Umea, Sweden. He collaboratively designs open and flexible programs for participation that respond to emergent cultural conditions. With Paola Antonelli at the MoMA he was co-creator of the award-winning, curatorial experiment and book Design and Violence (2013-15), as well as collaborating on the HeadSpace: On Scent as Design and the Design and the Elastic Mind symposia. In 2006, he co-founded DesignPhiladelphia, the country’s largest design week, and in Philadelphia he collaboratively led a community driven park design process that resulted in Hawthorne Park, a sustainably designed green space adjacent to Center City. He has published over two dozen articles and chapters, including for Fast Company and the Huffington Post, and he is co-author, with Meredith Davis, of Visual Communication Design. He is currently completing a book manuscript on scale, complex systems, and the unruliness of everyday experiences. 

    Research Interests:

    transdisciplinary design, systems thinking, complexity, scale 

    Current Courses:

    Transdisciplinary Seminar 1

    Independent Study

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