The Mannes Opera Presents Sinners & Saints: Three Masterpieces of American Opera

The Mannes Opera of Mannes College The New School for Music will present two performances of a professionally staged production entitled Sinners & Saints: Three Masterpieces Of American Opera featuring international casts of young artists from The Mannes Opera with The Mannes Orchestra. (more…)

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“Does Philosophy Still Matter?” A Public Conversation at The New School With Cornel West, Lewis Lapham, and Others.

The New School for Social Research presents Does Philosophy Still Matter?, an extraordinary convergence of America’s top public intellectuals, marking the publication of Professor James Miller’s new book, Examined Lives: From Socrates to Nietzsche (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011). (more…)

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The Critical Gift of Design

Parsons and KISD Explore The Critical Gift of Design

A new theory of design has recently emerged that moves design toward more interdisciplinary, humanitarian ends. In the spirit of the holiday season, Parsons The New School for Design and the K√∂ln International School of Design (KISD) will explore what design is capable of giving to the world with The Critical Gift of Design, a […]

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New Product Concepts for Haviland

Design and Business Students Develop Innovative Strategies for Bulgari, Hermès, Haviland, Loro Piana and Maclaren

The Luxury Education Foundation recently concluded its annual program, “The Design and Marketing of Luxury Goods.” This interdisciplinary course developed by Columbia Business School and Parsons The New School for Design enables students to collaboratively develop concepts for some of the world’s leading companies. Co-taught by both schools, this year the course featured projects for […]

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Incident Commander: One of the winning projects

Hacking for Humanity: Random Hacks of Kindness Takes New York

This weekend, Parsons The New School for Design and the United Nations Global Pulse hosted the New York event of Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK), a global initiative held in over twenty locations around the world, organized by Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, NASA and the World Bank. RHoK brought together software developers and experts in disaster […]

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Women and The Great Recession: Macarthur Genius Nancy Folbre Speaks at The New School

Who profits from “women’s work?” Concentrated in paid care industries such as health, education, and social services, women now represent almost half of non-agricultural workers. Even as it reproduces gender-based economic inequality, women’s specialization in both paid and unpaid care stabilizes and subsidizes the larger economy, benefitting the market as a whole. Yet, in spite […]

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Citizen Sensor by Joseph Saavedra

Parsons Explores Next Frontier in Wearable Technology

On November 19, Parsons The New School for Design will present Functional Aesthetics, a symposium, book launch, and electronic paper workshop that celebrates the next wave of design merging textiles and technology. The series celebrates the launch of the Fashionable Technology Lab at Parsons, a research center that explores the intersection of design, technology, science […]

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The New School Public Programs: Politics & Current Affairs

The New School, including Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy, the graduate program in International Affairs, The New School for Social Research, and the Center for New York City Affairs, completes the fall semester with an updated and wide-ranging selection of public programs focusing on politics and current affairs. (more…)

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The New School For Drama Presents Second Annual New Visions Directing Festival Featuring Works By Euripides, Martin Crimp And Ödön Von Horvat

The New School for Drama presents the second annual New Visions Drama Directing Festival, featuring three full-length plays spanning eras and styles, performed in repertory. The festival, which runs from December 8 through December 11, highlights the work of graduating MFA directing and acting students. All performances are free and open to the public. (more…)

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The Failure of the 401(K): Reinventing Retirement Savings Plans

Millions of Americans lost their retirement savings in the recent financial crisis due to the current system’s susceptibility to market volatility, with 401(k) accounts proving to be particularly vulnerable. On Wednesday, November 10th SCEPA will partner with Demos, the Economic Policy Institute, and the Pension Rights center to release two research reports that document the […]

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