Thesis Statement

A lot of fascinating ideas start in the classroom here at Parsons. Many of them find life outside of it — whether it’s the fashion label Proenza Schouler or our Empowerhouse project — but many of them don’t make it ... read more

“Trade Winds” Carries Mannes Alumni to Nairobi

Outreach: it’s the core concept for the quintet Trade Winds.  In fact, their very first meeting was devoted not to playing music, but to interpreting the meaning of outreach, and how it can be expressed musically. One year and a ... read more

Fashion Campus NYC 2013

On Monday, July 22, hundreds of young people crowded into the Theresa Lang Student and Community Center at The New School. The room was full nearly to capacity, and buzzing with excited chatter. These students and young professionals, nearly 200 ... read more

The Week of Living Globally

  This past week, New School President David Van Zandt has been visiting the locations of our new academic partnerships. He’s logged a lot of miles. This year, the university has announced or launched global presences in cities like Paris, ... read more

Active Design

NYC's Mayor Michael Bloomberg shows off the University Center as a "spectacular" example of active design.