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May 01, 2022

Calling Parsons Alumni for Design TV!

Want to represent Parsons in “America By Design” Season 3?

America by Design” is a television show about inspiration, disruption, and changing the game through the power of design. Parsons Healthy Materials Lab and Parsons School of Design are academic partners with the producers MWC Productions, a television production company with offices in Australia and New York, for this nationwide broadcast on CBS.

Season 1 of “America by Design” aired last year and was a huge success, and we were invited into season two! In season one, 29 projects from around the country were featured, including one of ours, the PA Hemp Home. Our recent collaboration with Winona LaDuke, the Elder Housing Project, is featured on America By Design season 2 and the project has been given the Relationship Design Award by Salesforce!

The show airs on CBS and each episode is also available to watch for free on YouTube and other streaming services.

As educational partners, Parsons HML will nominate 3-4 Parsons alumni to audition for a spot on the show. As a guest presenter, you will have the opportunity to appear in the series, represent Parsons, and meet with cutting-edge designers from across the country - in front of the camera!

Does your work exemplify healthy material innovation, design activism, or social advocacy through design?

Are you inquisitive and like talking with other designers? Would you like to be on TV? Are you active on social media?

If your answers are YES, please submit your expression of interest, along with images of your work, to audition to become a presenter on “America by Design” by clicking the “Apply Now” button on the top left.

How are participants chosen?

Alumni will be chosen whose work exemplifies innovation in sustainability, uses healthy materials or healthy strategies and/or promotes design activism or social advocacy through design. Know-how of social media and a strong digital presence is a plus!

Submission Requirements:

  • 200-word statement that describes how your creative work meets the above criteria

  • 3-5 page PDF work sample or URL that documents a design project/s that shows your exploration of material health, design activism, or social advocacy in designsocial media links

  • social media links

  • 1-minute max video describing who you are, what you’re passionate about and why you would make the best segment host possible for America by Design! (Videos will become the property of America by Design and could be used for promotional purposes in perpetuity). If chosen, you will present at least one featured story in season three of the series in addition to being part of promotion social media campaigns.


Alumni from undergraduate and graduate programs at Parsons School of Design are eligible to enter.

DEADLINE: Sunday, May 29th, 2022 at 11:59pm EST

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