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.

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…

August 19, 2016 daren

MA Design Studies Alumni Spotlight: Veronica Uribe del Aguila

Veronica Uribe del Aguila, MA Design Studies ‘15, will begin work on her PhD in Cultural Studies at Stony Brook University this fall. We met…

August 2, 2016 daren

Design Studies Alum Laura Belik’s Summer with Smithsonian’s Latino Museum Studies Program

Laura Belik, MA Design Studies ‘16, spent her summer in Washington, D.C. as a fellow for the Smithsonian Institute’s Latino Museum Studies Program (LMSP). Created in…

August 1, 2016 daren

MA Design Studies Students Self-publish ‘Acts of Olympic Dissent’

The Olympics have had a long history of contestation from their host cities, marginalized groups threatened by gentrification, and even the athletes who perform on…

June 29, 2016 ADHT admin

A John Heskett Reader edited by Clive Dilnot

by David Brody In July, my Parsons colleague, Clive Dilnot, will publish his edited volume A John Heskett Reader. Heskett, who died in 2014, was…

June 28, 2016 daren

Jilly Traganou’s Designing the Olympics: Book release and lecture in Rio, Brazil

Jilly Traganou, ADHT Associate Professor of Spatial Design Studies, is releasing her new book Designing the Olympics: Representation, Participation, Contestation. Professor Traganou, who has been…

June 23, 2016 ADHT admin

Do Drones Have DNA?

by Jilly Traganou “Of course, all the students want to see the big drone flying. A loud, unpleasant noise fills the room immediately. The black…

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