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Research & Pedagogy

Cuaderno 48: Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Fashion System

Parsons and The University of Palermo (UP) in Buenos Aires, Argentina recently created an academic journal devoted to issues surrounding fashion education. The project, led by Steven Faerm, Editor (SoF), engaged approximately five writers from each school who were asked to submit articles that related to fashion, yet were contextualized by each author’s disciplinary “lens” […]

The Ninth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices

The next annual Design Principles and Practices Conference will be held at The University Center Chicago, March 12-14, 2015. This conference will address a range of critically important themes relating to design today. It is a place to explore the meaning and purpose of ‘design’, as well as speaking in grounded ways about the task […]

What is Peer Review?: A Mutual Mentoring event hosted by the Parsons APT Committee

On Friday, February 28th, the Parsons Academic Promotion and Tenure Committee (APT) will host an all-day Mutual Mentoring event, What is Peer Review?  Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Location: Wolff Conference Room (1103), 6 East 16th Street Designed for full time faculty across categories and focusing on practice-based learning, this event aims to raise awareness of the […]

15% at Fashion Interactions

If you haven’t seen the factory in the window of 66 Fifth Avenue yet, you have until Tuesday December 10 to see Janelle Abbott, a BFA Fashion Design graduate and Designer of the Year finalist from 2012, perform in 15%, which I co-created with Salla Salin. The performative installation explores the fashion system and our […]

Write or Submit Visual Media to the BIAS: Journal of Dress Practice

Call for Submissions: “Fashion + Politics” Parsons’ Dress Practice Collective invites you to submit to the upcoming issue of BIAS: Journal of Dress Practice on the subject of “Fashion + Politics”, which will be published in February of 2014 to coincide with The New School’s Fashion and Politics symposium. We are looking for original pieces […]

Research Procedures/Methodology for Artists and Designers

  While the traditions of scholarly research have been employed by the Sciences and Social Sciences for nearly 100 years,  research in Art and Design is a relatively new endeavor.  The lack of appropriately developed methodologies in Art and Design has often led researchers in these creative areas to adopt those that have been pre-established.  […]

11 Authors, 11 Viewpoints: Why Research Matters

Around the world, art and design education is evolving like never before.  Many institutions, including our own Parsons The New School for Design, are questioning what it means to be a designer in the 21st century due to the shifts in professional practice and globalization.  New academic philosophies are replacing outdated ones, innovative curricula emphasizing […]

The Eighth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices

The Eighth Annual Conference on Design Principles and Practices (DPP) will be held January 16-18, 2014 in Vancouver, Canada. About the Conference, from the DPP website: Design is our collective intelligence. It shapes the world we live in. We can recognize design in the materiality of our objects, the environments we dwell in, and the […]

Building A Stronger Pedagogy: 4 Books that Shine

Are you looking to learn new teaching skills that will increasingly excite and engage your students?  Do you want to learn about the field of Education more deeply?  These book just may do the trick. Authored by leading educators and theorists, these texts provide a wide variety of approaches for those wishing to learn more […]

Welcome to Research and Pedagogy

Welcome to our new section on the The Parsons School of Fashion 560 Blog, Research and Pedagogy. This section aims to support and build faculty’s engagement with scholarly research and pedagogy practice through a variety of methods.  Every two weeks, new articles will be posted.  They will include a wide range of such topics, such […]