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August 8, 2016

MA Design Studies Students Self-publish ‘Dark Designs: Critical Cases in Design in Dark Times’

The Spring 2016 semester at Parsons School of Design welcomed the production of self-published books by MA Design Studies students. Following Acts of Olympic Dissent…

August 2, 2016

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

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…

July 28, 2016

William Perkins, Design Studies Alum Behind Pharrell’s Fan-Driven Website

May 2016 saw the launch of PharrellWilliams.com, created by MA Design Studies alum William Perkins and the team at boutique workshop Five Hundred, at which…

July 12, 2016

Space/Materiality

Launched by ADHT’s Insights, First Year Features is a multi-part series that aims to showcase the work produced by students currently enrolled in Parsons’ First-Year…

July 11, 2016

Time

Launched by ADHT’s Insights, First Year Features is a multi-part series that aims to showcase the work produced by students currently enrolled in Parsons’ First-Year…

June 29, 2016

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 23, 2016

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…

June 1, 2016

MA Design Students Exhibit ‘Provocative Products’ at Parsons Festival

By Claudia Marina Within the design milieu, critical and interrogative design speaks loudly in modern times. It has to, for new ethical and environmental problems…

May 23, 2016

MA Design Studies Students Want You To #SeeRikers

By Claudia Marina How often do you see Riker’s? For most in New York City, unless you or your loved have worked or lived on…

May 20, 2016

Lisa Stenhaug of Design Studies on Andrea Zittel’s Wagon Station Encampment & Challenging “what is”

As research for her capstone, Lisa Stenhaug, MA Design Studies ‘16, stayed at artist Andrea Zittel’s Wagon Station Encampment in Joshua Tree, California for one week…

May 19, 2016

Lisa Merk of Design Studies reflects on her award-winning project REMIND ME & more

Lisa Merk, MA Design Studies ‘17, was recently the recipient of the New Talent Award from A&W Magazine, a German architecture and lifestyle magazine, for…

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