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.

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…

October 31, 2016 daren

Announcing PLOT(S) Online

ADHT is proud to announce Parsons MA Design Studies online journal PLOT(S) is live!  Check it out at:  http://adht.parsons.edu/designstudies/plots PLOT(S) has contributions from an international…

October 21, 2016 daren

MA DS Alum Contribute to Metropolis Magazine

Read all about it! MA Design Studies alumni Dora Vanette (’14), Estefania Acosta de La Peña (’16) and Misha Volf (’16) published articles in the latest issue…

September 28, 2016 daren

Jilly Traganou Wins Design Incubation Award

Associate Professor of Spatial Design Studies Jilly Traganou won the Design Incubation Communication Design Educators Award in the category of Scholarship for her research in the…

September 15, 2016 daren

Eating What Your Food Eats: Misha Volf, Design Studies ’16, Connects The Production and Consumption of Meat

On a recent evening, a cadre of foodies crowded into a residential loft in Bushwick, Brooklyn for a four-course farm-to-table feast. Having just gotten off…

August 22, 2016 daren

Jilly Traganou to Speak in São Paulo and Rio

Jilly Traganou, Associate Professor of Spatial Design Studies at ADHT, is giving a talk tomorrow, August 23rd, titled “O design olímpico e o meio (Olympic Design and the Social…

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