Parsons School of Design
Parsons School of Design enables students to develop the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in a rapidly changing society. Students collaborate with peers throughout The New School, industry partners, and communities around the world and in New York City, a global center of art, design, and business.
Category Design Education
Phone (212) 229-8942
66 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10011
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Role Models Student Design Competition
Healthy Materials Lab at Parsons School of Design has launched a design competition that challenges design students to be role models to the rest of the design world by sharing their innovative approach to healthier design.
New York City Fashion Career Week
Organized by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Parsons The New School for Design, the New York City Fashion Career Week will give New Yorkers of all backgrounds and at all levels of experience access to leading executives and companies in New York City's fashion industry.
Luminous Talks 2: Nature and Manmade
The second Luminous Talks will bring together architects, lighting designers and researchers to explore the dualistic relationship between natural light and the latest electric lighting technologies, and the influence these systems have on human well being.
Boro: The Fabric of Life
Boro: The Fabric of Life, on view at Domaine de Boisbuchet through Sept 15, 2013, features Japanese recycled and patch-worked textiles.
Fashion Campus NYC 2013
The third annual Fashion Campus NYC will take place July 22-24, 2013, on the Parsons campus.
Parsons Partners with Centre for Social Innovation
Parsons The New School for Design, including its School of Design Strategies and DESIS Lab, and the Centre for Social Innovation have announced a new partnership that will create an incubator program for Parsons students and recent alumni launching design-led social innovation projects.
Photographic Universe II
The Photographic Universe II is a two-day conference that brings together a range of leading practitioners, scientists, theoreticians, historians, and philosophers to consider and reflect on current discussions in photography.
Pictoplasma NYC 2013
The fourth U.S. edition of Pictoplasma NYC conference will unfold at the Tishman Auditorium, Parsons The New School for Design.
Reconstruction 3.0: Life is a Journey
Reconstruction 3.0: Life is a Journey is an invitation-only evening of live performances featuring original music, dance and fashion inspired by Louis Vuitton and its heritage of travel.
Aftertaste 2013: The Atmosphere of Objects
The 2013 Aftertaste symposium will address interior experience through close examination of the way objects in space inform inhabitation, influence perception and create social dynamics.
Empowerhouse: New Model for Green, Affordable Housing, Now Open
Solar Decathlon Team, Habitat for Humanity and D.C. Goverment have completed Empowerhouse, an innovative model for affordable, energy efficient green housing located in the Deanwood neighborhood of Washington.
Parsons Completes Work on New Pool Pavilion for Highbridge Pool and Recreation Center
Parsons The New School for Design has completed its work on Splash House, a new pool pavilion for the WPA-era Highbridge Pool and Recreation Center in Washington Heights, in partnership with NYC Parks & Recreation.
Fashion Draft NYC 2012
New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Parsons The New School for Design announced the second annual Fashion Draft NYC, one of six initiatives undertaken by the City to support the long-term growth of its fashion industry.
Art, Environment, Action!
Art, Environment, Action! is a creative laboratory that will bring together a diverse cross-section of artists, designers, architects, dancers, chefs, and scientists, working at the intersections of art, pedagogy, and ecology.
Design Intelligence: Fashion: A Swedish Event for Sustainable Fashion in New York
Design Intelligence; Fashion will take place at Parsons The New School for Design on September 18-19, 2012. The event will focus on different parts of the innovation process from sustainable, material and production viewpoints.
Maria Blaisse: Moving Meshes
Moving Meshes, an exhibition of the work of the Dutch designer Maria Blaisse, will be on view at Domaine de Boisbuchet through September 22, 2012.
Empowerhouse Awarded 2012 Mayor's Sustainability Award
Last Thursday, D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray presented a 2012 Mayor's Sustainability Award to Habitat for Humanity of Washington, in recognition of the Empowerhouse, the first Passive House in the District.
Highbridge in_flux by the Parsons Design Workshop 2012
This summer, a group of students from the Design Workshop at the School of Constructed Environments at Parsons The New School for Design are reconstructing and enclosing the lobby at the historic Highbridge Pool and Recreation Center.
Design/History/Revolution: The Intersections of Design and Revolutionary Movements Across Eight Centuries
Design/History/Revolution is an interdisciplinary conference exploring how design has shaped cultural, political, and scientific upheaval.
Parsons Festival 2012
Parsons The New School for Design will present its the second annual Parsons Festival, which will take place May 1 through 20, 2012, and feature exhibitions, symposia, panel discussions, critiques and special projects that celebrate the next generation of artists and designers working in a range of disciplines.
Fashion Campus NYC 2012
Fashion Campus NYC, organized by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Parsons The New School for Design, provides next-generation fashion and retail management talent with exposure to opportunities on the business side of the industry.
Parsons Launches MS in Strategic Design and Management
Parsons The New School for Design has announced a new Master of Science in Strategic Design and Management, which will launch in fall 2012.
MS Design and Urban Ecologies, MA Theories of Urban Practice, and MA Design Studies at Parsons
Parsons The New School for Design has announced three new graduate programs: a Master of Science in Design and Urban Ecologies, a Master of Arts in Theories of Urban Practice, and a Master of Arts in Design Studies.
Fashion Draft NYC
Fashion Draft NYC, launched by New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Parsons The New School for Design, is one of six initiatives recently announced by the City to support the long-term growth of the City's $55 billion fashion industry.
Empowerhouse Wins Affordability Contest at Solar Decathlon
Empowerhouse, the team of students from Parsons The New School for Design, Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy at The New School, and Stevens Institute of Technology, were named the winners of the first contest announced in the Solar Decathlon competition in the category…
Parsons Collaborates with NYC Parks & Recreation to Improve Historic Pool in Washington Heights
Parsons The New School for Design has joined with NYC Parks & Recreation through the Design Workshop, its innovative design-build studio led by graduate architecture students, to create a new pool pavilion, Splash House, for the Highbridge Pool and Recreation Center, a WPA-era bathhouse in Washington…
Fashion Campus NYC 2011
Fashion Campus NYC is a new City initiative that provides next-generation fashion and retail management talent with exposure to opportunities on the business side of the industry.
Waiting for You: Parsons Students Create Furniture Concepts for Poltrona Frau
In timing with the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, Parsons The New School for Design and The Poltrona Frau Group North America presented "Waiting for You," an exhibition of work by Parsons product design students under the direction of faculty member and noted designer Andrea Ruggiero.
Transhumanism Meets Design: The Role of Design in Transcending and Transforming Human Potential
Humanity+, the world's leading nonprofit organization advocating the ethical use of technology to expand human capabilities, today announced its first conference in partnership with Parsons The New School for Design.
MCM and Parsons Partner to Develop Wearable Technologies
Luxury accessories brand MCM and Parsons The New School for Design have announced an innovative partnership that will explore new frontiers in fashion and technology.
Stuff and the Meanings of Materials
For 20 years, the Parsons/Cooper-Hewitt graduate program has produced an annual symposium on the decorative arts and design.
Parsons Presents Aftertaste and Radical Shifts Exploring Evolution of Interior Design
Parsons The New School for Design will explore the future of interior design and look back at a pivotal moment in its history with the exhibition Radical Shifts: Reshaping the Interior at Parsons, 1955-1985 and the symposium Aftertaste: Immaterial Environments.
Zero Waste Denim: Cutting Edge Approach to Sustainable Design
Parsons The New School for Design and Loomstate will showcase a collaboration to create zero waste denim fashions in an exhibition on view at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons.
Can Architecture Heal Mind and Body?
The New School will hold a free lecture and panel discussion to introduce a new model for the design of therapeutic environments.
Parsons Launches First Undergraduate Urban Design Program in US
As more and more of the global population are living in cities, designing for urban centers has become a challenge that no discipline can tackle alone.
Parsons Students Develop New Concepts for Tag Heuer's Iconic Monaco Watch
TAG Heuer and Parsons The New School for Design have announced the winning concepts of the "Art of Watchmaking," which tapped the creativity of Parsons product design students to reinterpret a legendary timepiece, the iconic Monaco watch.
Hacking for Humanity: Random Hacks of Kindness Takes New York
This weekend, Parsons The New School for Design and the United Nations Global Pulse hosted the New York event of Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK), a global initiative held in over twenty locations around the world, organized by Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, NASA and the World Bank.
Quotidian Product: Paris / New York
Quotidian Product: Paris / New York is a dialogue between two significant product design studios in Paris and two in New York: Jean-Francois Dingjian and Eloi Chafai of Normal Studio, and Francois Azambourg of Francois Azambourg Works in Paris; and Sigi Moeslinger and Masamichi Udagawa of Antenna Design…
Pictoplasma NYC: Annual Character Design Conference
Parsons The New School for Design will present Pictoplasma NYC, a conference celebrating the artistic creation of character design, on Saturday, November 13.
Louis Vuitton and Parsons Present Reconstruction 2.0
Parsons The New School for Design and Louis Vuitton North America held a live design competition in which students deconstructed pieces by Louis Vuitton Artistic Director and Parsons alumnus Marc Jacobs to create conceptual installations that address the rich heritage of the Louis Vuitton brand.
Art of Watchmaking
TAG Heuer and Parsons The New School for Design announced the "Art of Watchmaking," a partnership that taps the creativity of Parsons product design students to reinterpret a legendary timepiece, the iconic Monaco Automatic Chronograph, while learning the intricacies of haute horology.
FLOW: Parsons Watertables at ICFF 2010
Parsons The New School for Design announced FLOW, a special exhibition of student work, at this year's International Contemporary Furniture Fair.
Parsons to Honor William K. Fung and Vera Wang at 2010 Fashion Benefit
Parsons The New School for Design will honor Dr. William K. Fung, Group Managing Director of Li & Fung Limited, and celebrated designer Vera Wang at its 2010 Fashion Benefit, taking place on Monday, April 26, at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers.
Headspace: a Symposium on Scent as Design
Parsons The New School for Design and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) announced HEADSPACE: A Symposium on Scent as Design, which will take place on Friday, March 26 at Tishman Auditorium at The New School.
Parsons MFA in Transdisciplinary Design
Parsons The New School for Design announced a new Master of Fine Arts in Transdisciplinary Design, which will launch in Fall 2010.
Parsons Launches Graduate Fashion Programs
Parsons The New School for Design announced the launch of two new fashion graduate programs that will break new ground in the United States: a studio-based MFA in Fashion Design and Society, initiated through the support of Donna Karan, and an MA in Fashion Studies.
Radhika Subramaniam: New Director and Chief Curator for Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
Parsons The New School for Design has announced the appointment of Radhika Subramaniam as director and chief curator of the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center (SJDC).
Parsons at ICFF: Vitra and Design Within Reach Events
Parsons The New School for Design will have a wide range of student work on view throughout New York City during the International Contemporary Furniture Fair.
2009 Parsons Fashion Benefit Honored Calvin Klein's Tom Murry and Francisco Costa
Parsons The New School for Design honored Tom Murry, President & CEO of Calvin Klein, Inc., and Francisco Costa, the company's Women's Creative Director for Calvin Klein Collection at its 2009 Parsons Fashion Benefit at Cipriani Wall Street.
Aftertaste 3: New Agendas for Interior Design
AFTERTASTE 3: New Agendas for the Interior, annual international symposium by Parsons The New School for Design, is dedicated to the critical review of the interior, and was developed in conjunction with a new MFA program in Interior Design that Parsons will launch this fall.
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IDSA 2013 International Conference: Breaking the Rules
When someone creates revolutionary ideas and game-changing innovations, predefined assumptions are torn down.
DesignFile: Cooper-Hewitt Launches New eBook Series
DesignFile is a new line of e-books on design writing and research launched by Cooper-Hewitt and published in consortium with academic and institutional partners, including Smithsonian Institution Libraries, Parsons The New School for Design and the School of Visual Arts.
Designing New York's Future
Design schools may be the real engines of New York City's innovation economy, according to a new report published today by the Center for an Urban Future, a Manhattan based think tank.
Loomstate Unveils Its First Zero-Waste Collaboration with Parsons
Loomstate, Rogan Gregory's and Scott Mackinlay Hahn's eco-friendly label, has debuted its first zero-waste garment developed in collaboration with Parsons The New School for Design.
mono Partners With Parsons The New School for Design
mono is taking its understanding of design to the frontier of design education.
Third Annual Henry Wolf Summer Photography Workshop
The Art Directors Club will hold its third-annual Henry Wolf Summer Photography Workshop, an introductory photography and video course designed to give a group of New York public high school students the opportunity to meet and learn from top photographers and producers.
SVA MFA Design Criticism Lecture Series: Fall 2009
The Design Criticism MFA department announced another exciting lineup of speakers for the Fall 2009 Lecture Series.
Adobe Design Achievement Award Winners Announced
Adobe today announced the winners of the eighth annual Adobe Design Achievement Awards, recognized as one of the world's premier student design and film competitions.
Piaggio Partners With Parsons School of Design to Re-Imagine an Italian Classic
Piaggio, the manufacturer of the renowned Vespa scooter, is partnering with Parsons School of Design to re-imagine this incomparable icon of Italian style within the context of 21st century American culture.