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Parsons School of Design Students Redesign The Hospital Gown

  In recent years, students at The New School’s Parsons School of Design have designed coats that turn into tents for refugees and adaptable clothing for people with disabilities. Their latest creation has the needs of hospital patients in mind: a new kimono-inspired hospital gown that opens in the front, has a shielding pleat in the back, and replaces […]

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Venture Lab Intensive Recap

On January 20 and 21, the Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative (IEI) hosted a two-day Pre-Course Intensive for the eleven teams selected to participate in our inaugural Venture Lab course taught by Jen van der Meer and Michele Kahane. The Venture Lab builds on the Lean Launchpad® curriculum taught at leading universities and is designed to support […]

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The New School Hosted a NYC Media Lab Summit Featuring the Best Thinking, Projects, and Talent in Digital Media

It may have the look of like a science fair. But you won’t see any exploding volcanoes or solar system dioramas here. Instead, the visitor experienced the best projects and talent in digital media from universities in New York City and beyond. This event was part of the NYC Media Lab Summit featuring a demo […]

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Civic Service Design

Recap: Civic Service Design Studio + Toolkit Launch

On October 6, 2017, the NYC Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity, Citi Community Development, and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City launched the nation’s first-ever Service Design Studio and Toolkit dedicated to improving services for low-income residents. A crowd of designers, public servants, students, professors, and non-profit staff came together at Parsons School […]

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The People’s Disruption: Platform Co-ops for Global Challenges

The People’s Disruption: Platform Co-ops for Global Challenges symposium was held at The New School this past Nov 11, 2017. Experiments with cooperatively owned online platforms are demonstrating that democratic business models can be a dynamic force in building a more equitable economy for people across various income, race and class strata, starting with the […]

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International Affair Alum Launches App to Help Brooklyn Small Business Owners

Stuypend is an alternative payment processing system designed to help small independent businesses avoid the high fees of processing credit cards. Think of it like Venmo, but for buying stuff in stores. It’s a mobile app that interacts with a device given to merchants. Customers tap their phone to the merchant device at checkout, or […]

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Close Silicon Valley’s Gender Gap

Silicon Valley has always been a male-dominated world. Based on reports submitted by leading tech companies like Google and Intel, 71 percent of their employees are men and 29 percent are women. But not at Parsons School of Design, part of The New School, where these statistics are reversed. In our Design and Technology MFA […]

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Parsons Students Combat Sex Trafficking Through Game Design

In New Delhi, India, the number of child disappearances is staggering: five youths have been reported missing in the Indian capital every day since 2010. Out of the 8,470 missing children, including 4,620 boys and 2,665 girls, around 1,800 are yet to be found. The troubling explanation? Human traffickers — criminals who deal in the […]

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Lucy Jones

The New School + #SXSW: Lucy Jones, BFA Fashion Design ’15, is Designing Clothes for the Differently-abled

Lucy Jones, BFA Fashion Design ’15, and Jillian Mercado, a fashion model who is a wheelchair  user, were late to their panel at #SXSW. Jones, the 2015 Womenswear Designer of the Year, told an audience at SXSW that it was time that “We address the entire lifestyle of the person with a disability, no matter […]

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Angela & Claudia

New School Alumni Make Forbes 2017 ’30 Under 30′

For the seventh year running, Forbes has published its annual “30 Under 30” — a selection of the “brightest creators, innovators, and game changers” from a variety of industries. It’s no surprise that, once again, New School alumni are among them. They are Angela Luna, BFA Fashion Design ’16, and Claudia Li, MFA Fashion Design […]

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