In partnership with its alumni network, the MS Data Visualization program announced a new Data Visualization and Racial Equity fellowship that aims to play a vital role in supporting educational access and fostering a more… Read More »MS Data Viz Launches New Racial Equity Fellowship
“What is Living?” and “Who are real people?” are the two central questions at the heart of Livingwear, a fashion start-up co-founded by Jon Max Goh (BFA Fashion Design ‘15).
Celebrating the 125th anniversary of Parsons School of Design, the 72nd Annual Parsons Benefit raised $3 million for student scholarships.
The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously voted to landmark 70 Fifth Avenue, which is home to the university’s Sheila Johnson Design Center, Making Center, and a variety of university classrooms and offices.
With school closed and classes going completely virtual, the 2021 BFA Fashion Design graduates did what no senior class had done before: create their thesis collections entirely at home. PDF version available here.
Nine interns from New York School of Interior Design, Parsons School of Design, and the Fashion Institute of Technology participated in the design project celebrating diversity in the design industry.
Leveraging Parsons’ education model, high school students will be given a strong design foundation that encompasses Parsons’ principles of sustainability, innovation and inclusivity.
Through an ongoing partnership with the Special Olympics, BFA Fashion Design students and faculty aim to not only design functional uniforms for athletes, but also to create a business model that will enlighten organizations to… Read More »Parsons and Special Olympics Working to Create Sustainable Change in Inclusive Apparel
The April 13 Google Doodle by Erich Nagler (BFA Integrated Design ’04) belatedly celebrates the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s birthday with a rotating carousel of objects from the museum’s collection.
The work of Sharon Chen, Yujun Jiang, Qingyi Li and Sarah Lee, students from the MFA Design and Technology course, “VR for the Real World,” was featured in TimeOut NY. The virtual designs were for… Read More »Parsons Students Design New Parkland in Gowanus
Parsons Interior Design faculty Wid Chapman’s design firm, Wid Chapman Architects, was named a winner in the professional category for this year’s SIT Furniture Design Awards.
The new multimedia exhibition, “A Moment to Breathe,” by Mia Wright-Ross (BFA Fashion Design ’11 and current faculty member) serves to create greater appreciation for artisans of all backgrounds (PDF available here).
Analysis by Parsons’ Healthy Materials Lab found that building a wall with hempcrete—a concrete-like blend made by mixing hemp hurd with water and lime— generates roughly three times fewer carbon emissions than building a wall… Read More »The secret ingredient in Paris’ green public housing
Rachel Fenderson, MA Fashion Studies ’18, AAS Fashion Design ’08, is Shining a Spotlight on Obscured Creatives
“I thought if [Jay Jaxon] could make it in the industry then I could too, and that is the definition of why representation is so crucial,” explains Fenderson.
“The IBI is a project with a long arc, the fruits of which I hope to see in this lifetime,” says Calmese, School of Art and Design History and Theory faculty member. “It’s not about… Read More »Photographer Dario Calmese Talks His New Podcast, The Institute of Black Imagination
For the fourth consecutive year, the QS World Rankings names Parsons the best art and design school in the U.S.
Parsons Paris will mark its 100th anniversary this year with a full slate of exhibitions, talks, and partnerships — along with a new MFA program and a project with L’Officiel magazine, who is also celebrating… Read More »Parsons Paris, L’Officiel Team Up Amid Shared Centennials
“I want moms to know that they truly are so strong, beautiful, and loved,” says MFA Design and Technology alumna Rabia Malik about her patented design for Jenna Bra.
AAS Interior Design alumna Sheila Bridges is fearless. Especially when it comes to pattern, color, and the truly iconoclastic design of her interiors and products.
Sonya Sklaroff’s (MFA Fine Arts ’00 and current faculty member) “Pandemic Paintings” reflect the new normal by playfully subverting daily life, and were included on LinkNYC kiosks around the city.
Bhavya Gupta (MFA Design and Technology ’21) is one of 20 winners of Schmidt Futures’ Reimagine Challenge, a global competition among university students to present the most innovative solutions to build back from COVID-19 and spark… Read More »Bhavya Gupta Wins Schmidt Futures Reimagine Challenge
Poetry and drawings by Parsons First Year faculty Beau Bree Rhee are featured in this online publication, serving as a continuation of her performance recording, “Performance Paysage.”
The Tishman Environment and Design Center’s Environmental Justice Movement Fellowship is a program developed with and for environmental justice grassroots leaders that prioritizes the interconnected challenges of environmental degradation and racial injustice.
KozyFone addresses two contemporary issues: the drastic increase in average screen times as well as the declining age of new smartphone owners.
LEVENBETTS, the architectural practice of Associate Professor of Architecture David Leven and Stella Betts, has been recognized as the 2020 AIA NY State Firm of the Year.
In the inaugural episode of this new YouTube series, New School President Dwight A. McBride speaks with artist Carrie Mae Weems, whose work breaks boundaries and explores issues of race, gender, and class.
He worked in fashion houses like Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior and dressed Annie Lennox, Thelma Houston and other stars. Rachel Fenderson, Parsons Paris MA Fashion Studies ’18, brings Jay Jaxon’s legacy… Read More »Jay Jaxon, Pioneering Black Designer of French Couture
Raz Godelnik, Assistant Professor of Strategic Design and Management, notes that consumers have “learned to recognize whether a brand’s sustainability strategy is just marketing or a true holistic approach.”
Joshua Williams, Director of the MPS Fashion Management program, is joined by fashion designer and faculty member Soojin Kang on Fashion United’s “News Bites” podcast to discuss how 3D design is creating a more sustainable future.
With more time to reflect and experiment, Divyakshi Kedia (BFA Illustration ’21) shares how she is making the most out of working from home.
Shradha Kochhar, MFA Textiles ’21, recently worked with Verve India to design a custom piece worn by actress Anjali Patil in the magazine’s cover story
BFA Illustration students partnered with Slate Magazine to provide the artwork for this feature highlighting the 80 most influential Americans over the age of 80.
Carolina Acosta (BFA Communication Design ’15), Breanne Harrison-Pollock (BFA Fashion Design ’14), Rachel Feinberg (BFA Fashion Design ’14), and Sara Winona Quigley (BFA Fashion Design ’16) were featured in the 2021 edition of Forbes’ prestigious… Read More »Parsons Alumni Featured on Forbes’ 2021 “30 Under 30” List
Rhonda Garelick, Dean of the School of Art and Design History and Theory, explains why she believes the coronavirus pandemic will not eliminate fashion as we know it, but rather transform the industry into something… Read More »Op-Ed: Fashion Will Not Disappear. It Will Transform.
Milena Correa, BFA Design & Technology ’22, shares about the beauty of game design as a multidisciplinary field and mode for storytelling.
Grant Plotkin (BA Liberal Arts ‘20) collaborates with Maximilian Festa Bianchet (BBA Strategic Design and Management ’20), Daniel Mullins (Communication Design ’20), and Kelt Tobunluepop (BFA Communication Design ’20) to launch the creative services studio,… Read More »New School and Parsons Alumni Launch Creative Services Studio
Upon arrival at DC for inauguration day, Dr. Jill Biden dons Jonathan Cohen, a sustainable label co-founded by Jonathan Cohen (BFA Fashion Design’09) + Sarah Leff (BB Strategic Design and Management ’09).
Congratulations to Rosannah Harding, Parsons architectural design faculty, and Matthew Ostrow on receiving a Merit Award in this year’s AIANY Design Awards.
Conor Russomano (MFA Design & Technology ’13) is building the future of tomorrow with his product called Galea, a headset which non-invasively reads people’s thoughts and uses them to control computer interfaces.
Alison Mears, Director of the Healthy Materials Lab at Parsons, talks about the impact new legislation will have on toxic building materials, and how she thinks the industry can improve.
AMT faculty member Jeanne Verdoux’s work paying tribute to local New York spots that have closed in 2020 appears on the cover of New York Magazine
Harpreet Sareen, Assistant Professor of Interaction and Media Design, says that although their lack of perceptible motion tends to make us regard plants as static, they are constantly sensing and adapting to their environment.
Joshua Williams, MPS Fashion Management Associate Director, host of NewsBytes, and creator of the weekly podcast series “Retail Revolution,” has been gaining attention for his in-depth conversations with guests such as Nigel Barker and Luisa… Read More »Q&A with Joshua Williams of Fashion Consort, host of News Bytes
Rather than engaging directly with the news cycle, Abney (MFA Fine Arts ’07) offers a parallel story of sanctuary and community via abstracted landscapes across which Black people build and enjoy a world of their collective… Read More »Nina Chanel Abney Imagines a Queer Black Utopia
Fine Arts alumna Mizuki Nishiyama discusses her her art in this interview.
Charles Harbison (AAS Fashion Design ’06) wins Harlem’s Fashion Row BIPOC-focused sustainable design competition to create a collection for Banana Republic.
Musician Travis Scott announces the formation of a new charitable foundation that will allow high school students to learn about fashion and design.
MFA Lighting Design recently hosted a conversation that identified methods and amplified ideas for how the lighting industry can move forward on a more equitable, accessible path. Read More
The United Nations partners with the Global Executive Master of Science in Strategic Design and Management program to promote the UN’s Global Communications group’s “Decade of Action” campaign.
“I don’t think we can separate the pandemic from fashion,” says Rhonda Garelick, ADHT Dean in this piece on the changing face of fashion during a global pandemic.
Parsons ADHT Dean Rhonda Garelick on what is behind the rush to criticize Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s style choices.
MFA Fashion Design and Society collaborates with 1 Granary on a new film showcasing the work of 2020 graduates.
Tyrell Hampton (BFA Photography ’19) shares his eight favorite photographs of life before lockdown.
Rhonda Garelick, Dean of the School of Art and Design History and Theory, weighs in.
MFA Textiles graduate Anubha Sood wins in the Sustainability Category for her project Between Salt & Water.
Mikiya Suzuki’s (BFA Product Design ’20) “Okina” won the Furniture category in the Product/Architecture/Interiors category as part of the online Global Design Graduate Show.
Uyen Tran (MFA Textiles ’21) is recognized for Tômtex, a biomaterial that functions as a sustainable alternative to faux leather.
Hazel Clark, Professor Of Design Studies And Fashion Studies, weighs in on the double standards women in politics face.
The five-year scholarship fund is meant to bolster students who are from historically underrepresented communities in art and design.