Design Studies MA

Drawing on the breadth and depth of expertise in design theory and practice at Parsons, this new Master of Arts program is an opportunity to explore design as both a field of scholarly research and an agent of social change.

August 21, 2018 daren

Announcing the 2018 Design History Society Conference: Design and Displacement, September 6-8, 2018

Design and Displacement, the 2018 Design History Society Annual Conference, will take place at Parsons Parsons School of Design September 6th-8th, 2018. The conference examines…

February 21, 2018 Danielle

Warsaw’s Mounting Obsession with its Stalinist Skyscraper

Warsaw’s Mounting Obsession with its Stalinist Skyscraper (And Other Seditious Syndromes of Still – Socialism in Capitalist Sities) Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, 5pm Wolff Conference Room,…

December 15, 2017 daren

Students Launch Design Studies Wikipedia Page

Graduate students from the Fall 2017 course Writing for the Public Realm, taught by Susan Yelavich, joined forces to give the discipline of Design Studies…

December 11, 2017 Kayla O'Daniel

Professor Yelavich awarded a 2018 Bogliasco Fellowship

Susan Yelavich, Associate Professor of Design Studies, has been awarded a month’s residency at the Bogliasco Foundation in Bogliasco, Italy, located outside of the city…

August 18, 2017 daren

“A Sign of Resistance; A Symbol of Hope:” Parsons ADHT Featured in Design Observer

This protest poster by designer Luka Rayski has become the identity of the Polish protest movement over plans to put the supreme court and the rest…

May 11, 2017 Claudia Marina

Hacking Warsaw’s Palace of Culture

  by Susan Yelavich, Director of the MA Design Studies program To all outward appearances, Warsaw’s Palace of Culture and Science would seem to be…

March 17, 2017 daren

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Komal Sharma, MA Design Studies ’15

Tell us about your career path from New Delhi to New York? Any advice for prospective Parsons ADHT students planning a move to the United…

March 2, 2017 daren

Making Home in Wounded Spaces featured on Archinect

Making Home in Wounded Spaces, an international symposium co-sponsored by the MA Design Studies program of ADHT, and its keynote speaker Lina Sergie Attar were…

February 3, 2017 daren

Alumni Spotlight: Salem Tsegaye, MA Design Studies ’14

Salem Tsegaye is Assistant Director of the Arts Research Institute at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts. There, she supports faculty research development, fosters…

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