Architect and M.Arch alum James Garrett Jr.’s award-winning firm 4RM+ULA has taken on projects from light rail stations to the River Learning Center.
Carly Cushnie (BFA Fashion Design ’07) steps into a new role, creating costumes for American Ballet Theater’s first all-Black cast and creative team production, Lifted.
Introducing R.G. Kane, a Rising L.A. Womenswear Label With an Unstuffy, Boho-Inspired Take on Timeless Fashion
Robert Kane (BFA Fashion Design ’16), founder of R.G. Kane and son of designer Karen Kane, on adding joy to the ritual of getting dressed, fashion advice, and favorite L.A. spots.
In the new course, students will research and prototype digital and physical clothing, ultimately culminating in selling items at Parsons and in the Roblox marketplace.
The presentation explored ways in which mentorship and decolonizing methodologies can be embedded in studio and seminar-style art and design courses.
Taku Yhim, BFA Fashion Design ‘22, was recently named the winner of the 2022 competition, where he competed against 8 other designers, and ultimately won a prize of $10,000.
As a member of the Tsinghua Snowboard Team, Axl Chen (MFA Design and Technology ‘23) found on-body sensors were too cumbersome, leading to his creation of a full body tracking system elegantly embedded in a shoe.
JB Jones and Bella Neyman (MA History of Design and Curatorial Studies ’08), co-founders of The NYC Jewelry Week scheduled from November 14th-20th, share their insight into their jewelry universe and what’s new at their upcoming show.
From dressing Barbie to Michelle Obama, Jason Wu, fashion designer, on how he talked his way into the industry
“I think sometimes the best comes out of me when times are hard. I have drive and ambition, and I think everything is possible, ” says Parsons alum Jason Wu.
Sabrina Olivera, AAS Fashion Design ‘19, is consistently inspired by women from throughout history who have been forgotten, ignored, and marginalized.
“I wanted to paint this feeling of: When I get home and no one’s around, who am I? Who am I without this façade? And the interior space was perfect for that,” says Danielle McKinney… Read More »The Interior Lives of Danielle McKinney
Noemi Florea (BA Environmental Studies/BFA Integrated Design ’23) and Aradhita Parasrampuria (BFA Fashion Design ’20/MFA Textiles ’22) were among six finalists for the Creatives for Our Future program.
“Designers who don’t have generational wealth have had to find different paths to starting their own business that don’t all require a huge investment of capital – so it’s about finding how we can recognize… Read More »Wake-up Call: The ‘Dire’ Financial Inequity Facing Young Designers Under Inflation
For her second showcase at NYFW, Kanika Goyal (AAS Fashion Design ’14) explored a provocative direction with her Spring-Summer 2023 collection.
The show featured 19 designers whose work highlighted and examined issues related to culture and identity, sustainability and material innovation, and decolonization.
Gianna Rosina (BFA Fashion Design ’23) was included in Teen Vogue’s Generation Next program: the Gen Next Innovators in partnership with motorola razr.
Chiedza Kaseke (BFA Fashion Design ’23) was one of six winners of Teen Vogue’s Generation Next Class of 2022 who will showcase their work at this year’s Teen Vogue Summit.
In the two years since he launched his label, the New York City-based designer Terrence Zhou (BFA Fashion Design ’20) has built up quite the buzz.
One432 founder Ammar Belal (School of Fashion Part-Time Assistant Professor, MFA Fashion Design and Society ’14) shares his “Equal Share” Design Philosophy and where your money goes when you shop with them.
Taku Yhim (BFA Fashion Design ’22) has won the 2022 Supima Design Competition Prize, leading a joint show of eight young talents inside Spring Studios in Tribeca, New York.
Parsons Announces Honorees for 73rd Annual Benefit to Support Student Scholarships at The New School
This year’s honorees are being recognized for their contributions to design, retail, entrepreneurship, the arts, philanthropy and social justice.
Fine Arts faculty Anthony Aziz and Sammy Cucher received a grant from the prestigious Pollock-Krasner Foundation, which aims to advance artists’ work through direct financial support.
Parsons‘ School of Constructed Environments Student Council has launched a new podcast series called, “Table Talks.” The podcast hosts discussions with faculty, industry professionals, and students of different disciplines.
BFA Fashion Design alumni Jacques Agbobly (’20), Elena Velez (’18), and Jackson Wiederhoeft (’16) are among this year’s CFDA / Vogue Fashion Fund finalists.
Teams from seven architecture schools announced as winners of the 2022 AIA/ACSA COTE Top Ten for Students
Architecture students Claudette P. Bryan, Devin Costello and Marina Berenguer were named among the top ten student projects for the 2022 AIA COTE Top Ten Awards.
Musicians, chefs, and artists are joining with academics, scholars, and activists at The New School during Earth Month.
Since 1982, Parsons‘ collaboration with the Dominican Republic’s Chavón The School of Design has launched the artistic careers of more than 300 students and re-defined international art education.
“I mostly use my imagination to abandon cognition and welcome intuition,” says Pedro Troncoso (BFA Fine Arts ’20).
Andrew Kwon (BFA Fashion Design ’19) fell in love with bridal wear when his mother married his stepfather. “It was the first wedding I’d attend, and I’ll never forget my mother’s joyful expression.”
Parsons was ranked as the #1 art and design school in the country and #3 worldwide for the 5th year in a row according to the QS World Rankings, the definitive global guide to the… Read More »Parsons School of Design Named Best Art and Design School in the Country 5th Year in a Row
This exciting innovations began in 2020, when a student-led initiative meant to address systems barriers for BIPOC candidates joining the program and anti-Black racism across technology, data science, and design, led to the creation of… Read More »MS Data Visualization Launches Racial Equity Fellowship
This Young Photographer Became A TikTok Sensation Thanks To Her Grandmother’s Vintage Designer Wardrobe
“I didn’t give it much thought, I just knew that my grandmother’s clothes deserved to be showcased somewhere,” says Olivia Joan (BFA Photography ’20) .
“I decided to use multiple hues of lavender to create a depth of textile,” explains Haixi Ren (MFA Fashion Design and Society ’23). “A majority of [my] pieces are done by hand and are 100… Read More »Meet The Conscious Designer Behind Kendall And Kylie’s Viral Lavender Gowns
Brittany Byrd (BBA Strategic Design and Management ’16) shares the behind-the-scenes of a design process that started with infinite possibilities.
BFA Architectural Design alumna Lily Chishan Wong was announced as the newest fellow for the 2022–23 Harry der Boghosian Fellowship at Syracuse School of Architecture.
Lin Zhou, (Sr VP and CIO at The New School), Sven Travis (Associate Professor of Media and Design), and Maya Georgieva (Sr Dir of the Innovation Center), discussed the importance of having artists, designers, and… Read More »The New School at SXSW: The Art, Design, and Social Good of Quantum Computing
It’s not hyperbole to say that everything – including experiences – is designed. As an industrial designer at design studio Friends Of, BFA Product Design and MFA Design and Technology alum Sofia von Hauske knows this… Read More »Sofia von Hauske Valtierra Creates Interactive Experiences through Design
Beth Dincuff Charleston (Part-time Assistant Professor) and Alexis Romano (Part-time Lecturer) contribute their knowledge of fashion history to TZR.
“The pressure for brands to offer healthier products has definitely risen over the past few years,” says Leila D. Behjat, Senior Design Researcher at Parsons‘ Healthy Materials Lab.
Associate Professor of Integrated Design Otto von Busch’s new book, Making Trouble: Design and Material Activism, examines the relationship between power and the material practices of design and craft.
1, 10, 100 Years: Form, Typography, and Interaction at Parsons serves as a retrospective on the evolving nature of the discipline seen through the unique pedagogical lens and work Parsons’ Communication Design community.
Jackson Wiederhoeft (BFA Fashion Design ’16 and current part-time lecturer) debuts their ready-to-wear collection, ‘Wiederhoeft’, offering an escape into a whimsical world inspired by theater, ballet, the occult, costumery, and color.
The educational tool, which is based on the work of Dr. Portia K. Maultsby, has received an innovative redesign thanks to Assistant Professors of Communication Design YuJune Park’s and Caspar Lam’s design consultancy, Synoptic Office.
Parsons Interior Design alumna Lani Adeoye is one of several people featured in this piece spotlighting creatives who are channeling the energy of this seaside metropolis into buildings, interiors, and furnishings for a new era.
After last year’s fully virtual celebration, SXSW is back IRL in Austin, TX, and features numerous New School and Parsons community members in its lineup.
GQ Middle East profiled Kouros Maghsoudi, a Parsons Continuing and Professional Education alum who recently debuted his first furniture collection.
Micaiah Carter (BFA Photography ’17) recently celebrated the opening of his debut solo exhibition, American Black Beauty Vol. 1, which combines his fashion photography with personal work of his family, archival imagery, and ephemera.
Dr. Ben Barry discusses his vision for the School of Fashion, the reasons he was attracted to Parsons, and the leaders who inspire him.
Sintra Martin (BFA Fashion Design ’20) has dressed celebrities like Slayyyter, Emma Chamberlain, and Sydney Sweeney all before dropping her debut collection, Saint Sintra.
“Illustrating A History of Me made me feel the power and resilience of my ancestors and recognize how they transcended their experience to inspire and uplift,” shares Parsons alumna Erin K. Robinson.
BFA Fashion Design alumni Mark Badgley and James Mischka turned back to their 1980s student days for their fall 2022 collection at New York Fashion Week.
Area, co-created by Beckett Fogg and Piotrek Pansczczyk (MFA Fashion Design & Society ‘12 &‘13), has garnered a cult-like following since its 2014 inception with pieces regularly sported by prominent names such as Kylie Jenner and Ariana Grande.
A conversation with Lucille Tenazas (Henry Wolf Professor of Communication Design) on teaching design as both a noun and a verb.
“_a^3 maps and dissolves the falsified structures of modernity, and imagines new realities for black and indigenous life,” explains JAZSALYN (MFA Design and Technology ’21 and current faculty member).
Elizabeth Mirzaei (BFA Photography ‘06) is among this year’s Best Documentary Short Academy Award nominees for her film Three Songs for Benazir.
Andrew Bernheimer (Associate Professor of Architecture) is featured for his work as architect of 1490 Southern Boulevard, an affordable housing residence in Bronx, NY, while Paul Goldberger (Joseph Urban Chair in Design and Architecture) calls… Read More »The Housing Situation Is Dire. But Progress Is Still Possible.
Twenty groundbreaking leaders representing 18 frontline community organizations have been selected to design and test solutions at scale for just transition, climate justice, environmental health, and energy democracy.
The Black in Fashion Council welcomes eight new designers this season, including Dur Doux, co-founded by Najla Burt (AAS Fashion Design ’12), who will join the BIFC showcase at New York Fashion Week to present their… Read More »Dur Doux, Co-founded by Najla Burt, Joins the Black in Fashion Council Showroom
Jonsara Ruth, Associate Professor of Interior Design and Co-Director of Parsons’ Healthy Materials Lab, points to the concerns of foam, such as off gassing, which can lead to health problems.
Associate Professor of Illustration Lauren Redniss’s goal with her new children’s book, Time Capsule, is to inspire kids to preserve the present for the future through the time-honored medium of visual essays.
Parsons alumni Lauren Garroni and Chelsea Fairless discuss the Sex and the City re-boot and giving the show the internet treatment it cried out for through their satirical Instagram account, @EveryOutfitOnSATC.
“We really consider ourselves folklorists, telling sartorial stories through fashion,” say House of Aama co-founders Rebecca Henry and Akua Shabaka (BBA Strategic Design and Management ’19).
Habitat Workshop, led by AAS Interior Design faculty Jieun Yang, creates a light-channeling, affection-evoking installation that wins the 2022 Love in Times Square Design Competition.
Team Led by CUNY and The New School Selected as Finalists for Competition to Create a Center for Climate Solutions
In December 2021, the Trust for Governors Island announced four finalists for this competition’s first phase, which included a joint proposal submitted by The New School and CUNY.
Driving the whole program will be the notion of “artivism”—that is, art plus activism. “There’s advocacy in fashion,” says Sakina Pitts, principal of the Newark School of Fashion and Design. “Artivists create fashion with a purpose—through… Read More »How a design college is powering new CTE opportunities for high school students
“The fact that it was something that I was going to be creating with my hands that had function was amazing to me,” says Ana Corrigan (BFA Communication Design ’19). “I found it to be… Read More »Ana Corrigan Is Flirting With Ceramics, and We’re Into It
Amidst a prolonged period of ultra-sanitization in our culture, Part-time Associate Professor Madeline Schwartzman’s work taps into further symbolic meaning: humans cannot live, thrive or even exist separate from nature.
Soojin Kang, Assistant Professor of Fashion and Technology, says teaching students new techniques is important to prepare them for what’s on the horizon, noting the metaverse, NFTs, and the continued growth of various digital assets.
Alison Mears and Jonsara Ruth, co-directors of the Healthy Materials Lab at Parsons, discuss how an interest in the impact of design beyond aesthetics and sustainability brought them together to establish the interdisciplinary research program.
Visual artist Pablo González creates connection through his multifaceted work and creative community app Quadio
For Pablo González (BFA Communication Design ’23), embracing complexity is what sets his work apart.
Grace Ling (BFA Fashion Design ’20) was featured as an Impact Design Hub honoree in this year’s Circular Fashion Summit, one of the main events dedicated to virtual fashion, circular digital economy, and sustainability.
Wei Hung Chen and Raiheth Rawla (both BFA Fashion Design ’16), launch their own sustainable and ethical accessories label, Khaore. Conceived as real objects of art, the bags are made by craftsmen, in Italy as well… Read More »Khaore: eco-responsible bags with sculptural design
Mariana Amatullo, Associate Professor of Strategic Design and Management, Appointed to Board of Aalto University
“Aalto University is an institution I admire deeply, as I am a big proponent in my academic scholarship and practice for the concept of multidisciplinarity that fueled Aalto’s founding,” shares Mariana Amatullo, Associate Professor of Strategic Design… Read More »Mariana Amatullo, Associate Professor of Strategic Design and Management, Appointed to Board of Aalto University
Wei Hung Chen (BFA Fashion Design ’16), Akua Shabaka (BBA Strategic Design and Management ’19), and Rahm Bowen (BFA Integrated Design ’18) were featured in the 2022 edition of Forbes’ prestigious “30 under 30” list… Read More »Parsons Alumni Featured on Forbes’ 2022 “30 Under 30” List
Craig Bernecker, MFA Lighting Design Director and Professor of Lighting Design, is awarded the LIT Lifetime Achievement prize for his tremendous work in Lighting Education spanning over four decades.
Zihao Fang (MFA Industrial Design ’21) has developed Aquastor, a biodegradable vessel designed to fight the spread of deserts that’s made using only readily available local resources.