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Thursday, June 22, 2017 2:00pm – 3:00pm @ Hirshon Suite
How can a public toilet celebrate cultural diversity?
How would our thinking change if we didn’t rely on sight?
Can simple surface changes transform how people feel?
These are just a few of the questions that Parson’s MFA Interior Design graduate students explored this past semester in their Spring 2017 theses in Professor Jonsara Ruth’s Thesis Lab titled “Materials & Health in Context”. The context was East Harlem, and the students tackled a wide-range of issues with clear passion and drive: everything from affordable housing to the possible links between habit and habitat.
Jun 5, 2017
This Spring, with the collaboration of passionate individuals across industries, the community space of George Washington Carver Houses was transformed from a woebegone, unkempt space to a welcoming, beautiful community hub.
Jun 1, 2017
Healthy Materials Lab partnered with the Making Center at Parsons to sponsor the Role Models Contest, an opportunity for New School students to take a closer look at the materials that make their models and challenge themselves to design with global health in mind. We at Healthy Materials Lab are proud and privileged to present their work, showcasing their support of a better, healthier future.
May 2, 2017
George Washington Carver Houses' facelift is the result of collaboration at its finest.
Decisions are made by the people who show up, and these remarkable individuals—researchers, professors, doctors, architects, and so on—always show up.
The first step to creating a healthier world is transparency. At the Sustainable Furniture Council's 10-year anniversary event, five leaders in the furniture industry have launched an initiative asking professionals to pledge exactly that.
Mar 6, 2017
Got an appetite for material change? Take a look at our 2017 Lunch + Learn series, grab a spoon, and dig in.
Mar 6, 2017
How are we affected by the things we can't see? What role does the invisible play in our lives? These are exactly the questions VergeNYC explored in its 2017 design event.