Parsons The New School For Design Amplifying Creative Communities Opens November 10

During two weeks (Nov 7 to Nov 20) experts, professionals, design students, local residents, activists and the general public will get together to participate in a sequence of workshops to discuss local challenges and local initiatives and propose new ideas for sustainable change. Please join us at Arts@Renaissance at 2 Kingsland Avenue for the following events.

Exhibition Opening
November 10th (6:00pm – 9:00pm)
Parsons students from the TransDisciplinary MFA Design program will work with human-centered design methods and tools in order to explore the exhibition artifacts and propose scenarios, service ideas, toolkits, policy recommendations, around four major areas of social challenges and innovations identified in our project.

Workshop 2: Recipes for Change
November 12th (10:00am – 5:00pm)
The online micro-philanthropic initiative ioby will launch its “Recipes for Change” toolkit, which will enable community leaders to propose and implement sustainable initiatives in their neighborhood.

Workshop 3: Share your Perspective – Think Global, Map Local!
November 16th (3:00 – 6:00 pm)
Green Map System, an organization that utilizes mapping to promote sustainable community development, will host a workshop for the North Brooklyn community. Teens encouraged to attend.

Workshop 4: Designathon Challenge
November 20th (9:00am – 5:00pm)
Workshop organized by and part of the Share NYC event, a conference about the sharing economy hosted by DESIS Lab at The New School. In this workshop participants will be guided by Shana Dressler, co-founder of the Social Innovators Collective to explore how digital tools and platforms can enable the sharing economy. Event hosted at The New School university campus, 6 E. 16th Street.
$10 using the code DESIS7

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