Call for Interns at Designing the We

Summer Design and Facilitation Intern   Please email a resume and brief cover letter by May 15th to   Designing the We is looking for a talented and driven person to be our intern. This person should be inspired by design for social justice, social media and video experience is preferred. You will also learn from our team assisting with workshops and other professional activities. You’ll experience a startup atmosphere and have the chance to work with designers, artists and clients who are part of the DTW network. The position is unpaid for the time being, but comes with…

Interview with Rhea Alexander and Patty Beirne, mentors of ELab

Rhea Alexander (left) and Patty Beirne (right), faculty of the School of Design Strategies co-founded the Entrepreneurial Lab along with Dean Alison Mears and Eduardo Staszowski of DESIS lab to bridge academic and professional practices for a select group of recent alumni from the Parsons School of Design Strategies graduate programs. The ELab’s distributed network model leverages the new collaborative economy to provide recent graduates with key opportunities to realize their entrepreneurial ventures.   What do you look for in a candidate alumni for the ELab grant? First ideally we look for well thought out plans that have a proof…

Designing the We Workshops

Designing the We team gave the Centre for Social Innovation a taste of Parsons when they appropriated multiple white boards to diagram and design potential workshop curriculums. Along with suggestions from Centre for Social Innovation members passing by, the team brought forward their past experience in collaborative methods, design, pedagogy, incubation and skill-building to

Propeller – Bolster Local Economy

Propeller is part of the postgraduate incubator program at the Centre for Social Innovation formed by 3 MFA Transdisciplinary Design Graduates who have a great passion for service design. Michael Varona ’14 brings business degree and over a decade’s worth of professional marketing, branding, and business development experience. Sean Baker ’14 

Co-creating an Ecosystem of Social Change

Designing the WE is one of the School of Design Strategies alumni postgraduate groups to join the Centre for Innovation Incubator Program. The team of transdisciplinary designers, researchers and planners whose work spans diverse settings from Pennsylvania to Nigeria has 40 years of combined professional experience ranging from work in small rural towns to cities on five continents.   What does Designing the WE do? Designing the WE focuses on how we collaborate to break out of siloed and top-down solutions while building innovative projects for social impact. They offer tailored workshops, incubator program and consulting services for unpacking a particular problem,…

Apply for CSI Post-Graduate Incubator

Parsons SDS, Parsons DESIS Lab and the Centre for Social Innovation are partnering together to offer our graduates a post-graduate incubator program aimed to build a bridge between academic and professional worlds.