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 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…

February 3, 2017 daren

MA Design Studies 2017 Symposium: Making Home in Wounded Places

Reminder: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS open until Dec. 10th for Making Home in Wounded Places: Memory, Design, and the Spatial March 3 – 4, 2017 An…

December 12, 2016 daren

Jilly Traganou Awarded Fulbright Scholarship to Conduct Research on the Olympics and Design in Rio

Jilly Traganou is an architect and Associate Professor in Spatial Design Studies. Her recent publications include a book titled Designing the Olympics: Representation, Participation, Contestation…

December 6, 2016 daren

Plot(s) Journal of Design Studies Call for Submissions

The call for submissions for Plot(s) Volume IV is now open. Plot(s) Journal of Design Studies is an annual peer-reviewed publication produced and edited by the MA Design Studies program…

November 14, 2016 daren

The Deep “Why” of the 2016 Election Tragedy

The below piece was written by Susan Yelavich, Director of the MA Design Studies program, in response to last week’s historical U.S. presidential election outcome. By…

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