April 12, 2024

Call for Submissions: Designing with Flax

Have you used material from the flax plant in your design work? We’d like to feature your work!

Parsons Healthy Materials Lab will host an exhibition on Flax at the Aronson Gallery in Fall 2024 in NY. The Regeneration exhibit will explore the process, lifecycle, and application of natural biogenic materials from the flax plant.

We are looking for design work which uses material from the flax plant, such as linen textiles/fibers, linseed oil, or flax shive/straw. The project should consider the full lifecycle of their design, and incorporate positive health and environmental benefits. Submissions will be accepted from any discipline and interdisciplinary work is encouraged. Submissions will be evaluated on the use of flax as a material, compelling aesthetics, and a demonstration of novel innovation. This call is open to all.

Submission Requirements

  • Project Summary (200 Words) 
  • 3-5 Hi res Images of Material Exploration 
  • 3-5 Hi res Images of Project 
  • Project Size
  • Physical sample of the innovation: 

    -if from The New School: please drop off the sample at HML, 2 West 13th

    -if not from The New School: please upload a video of the physical sample

    *Submissions are anonymous. 

Watch the recording below for more details and information.


Info session on April 19

Submit by May 27 - Submitted projects will be reviewed by distinguished jurors for potential inclusion. Submit here

Accepted submissions will be contacted via email by June 15th and will be considered for physical inclusion in the exhibition and/or shared virtually. 


If you have questions, please contact Jess Thies:

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