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Parsons Students Take On Textile Scrap Design Challenge

Parsons students ventured out to Materials For The Arts‘ (MFTA) Long Island City warehouse to participate in a textile strap design challenge on April 13th. The challenge: help MFTA come up with a design that uses textile scraps to make something innovative and useful. The average American disposes of 75 pounds of textiles each year, but […]

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Textile Scrap Workshop: Design Challenge!

Are you a designer who loves a creative challenge? Do you ever think about upcycling and reducing waste, or how to give new life to discarded materials? Do you want a chance to win $100? If so, Materials for the Arts (MFTA) is looking for YOU! In partnership with the NY Department of Sanitation, MFTA […]

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Grant Winner Wendy Popp Hosts “Beyond the Polar Bears” Workshops

Wendy Popp is a part-time faculty member at Parsons School of Design, Tishman Center Affiliated Faculty, and a Tishman Center  Faculty Grant Recipient. This semester, Popp has held several workshops with artists as a part of her research project, Beyond the Polar Bears. Check out her recaps of these workshops below! Beyond the Polar Bears Waxing on […]

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Poly-sea: How might we make recycling plastic easier for the consumer?

Suma Balaram, a student in the MS Strategic Design and Management program at Parsons is putting together a co-creation workshop for her final year project. Her project aims at reducing the amount of plastic pollution entering our oceans. She is reaching out to designers and change-makers who are interested in learning more about her project […]

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LEAP Entrepreneurship Club Collaborates with Sure We Can to Create Engagement Around Recycling

In the Fall 2015 semester, students in the MS Strategic Design and Management at Parsons program were invited by Rhea Alexander and Raz Godelnik, the Strategic Design and Management co-directors, to start and lead the Entrepreneurship Club. Since then, the 2017 cohort came together to learn by discussing their shared interest in entrepreneurship to address how to […]

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Visualizing Urban Change: A Collection of Student Projects

Rosannah Sandoval and Larissa Begault, both part-time faculty at Parsons, teach Visualizing Urban Change, a course that teaches students techniques to visually communicate environmental phenomena. Below are student projects from the Fall 2016 semester. LAND, USE AND TEMPORAL URBAN SPACES Sally Yang – Environmental Studies Sasha Hodson – Environmental Studies The project examines the disconnect between formal […]

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Sustainability Wayforming: Producing at The New School

New School students have many talents – from design, to performance, to critical analysis – and they put these skills to use, producing a huge variety of things from clothing and product models to operas and plays, from sociological studies to policy proposals. The production process, no matter what it looks like, is an opportunity […]

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Mehdi Salehi’s Drones For Refugees Project Featured in Greek Reporter

Mehdi Salehi‘s project, Drones for Refugees, was recently profiled in the Greek Reporter. Drones for Refugees is a real-time drone monitoring system and can cover the area of the Mediterranean where refugees usually cross during the day or night. It streams live footage of the refugee’s boats and their exact geographical location. These drones will […]

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Global Urban Futures Project Hosts Interdisciplinary Workshop on Urban Policy Implications of International Conferences

The following article was written by Crista Carter (Masters in Urban Policy Analysis & Management 2016) and José Gálvez Contreras (Ph.D. in Public and Urban Policy 2019) On Tuesday, May 3, 2016 the Global Urban Futures Project at the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy hosted an interdisciplinary urban policy workshop that brought together […]

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Parsons Student Dylan Hughes Encourages Sustainability in NYC Residents Through App and Poster

    Dylan Hughes created a concept of an app and poster to better prepare NYC student’s for natural disasters and to live sustainably in Aran Baker’s Fall 2015 Sustainable Systems course. Resil is a service providing information about resiliency to encourage New York City residents to become more sustainable. The Resil App allows users […]

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