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  • Grace Jun

    Assistant Professor of Fashion

    Email
    jung235@newschool.edu

    Office Location
    N - Sheila C. Johnson Design Center - 66 Fifth Avenue

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    Grace Jun

    Profile

    Grace Jun works at the intersection of accessibility & design. She creates learning opportunities for students to directly engage with aging communities and disability groups to co-design dressing solutions. At Parsons, Grace is a pioneer in making fashion design accessible. Her research bridges communities such as rehab centers, material manufacturers, 3dprinting companies, and creatives to co-create accessible design solutions. Grace is able to practice her research through community engagement as the CEO at Open Style Lab (OSL), a national award winning non-profit organization, who's mission is to make style accessible for all people (i.e - elderly / people with disabilities). Grace's thought leadership has received nation-wide attention and has been featured on the New York TimesVogue, and most recently Forbes. From Design Indaba to the SXSW, she has been asked to speak about disability and design in events and conferences around the world. 


    Degrees Held

    MFA - Design & Technology at Parsons School of Design

    BFA - Rhode Island School of Design 


    Research Interests

    human-centered design, accessibility, adaptive fashion, wearable tech, user experience


    Awards And Honors

    RISD Emerging Leader Award 

    Cooper Hewitt Design Smithsonian Museum Award - Emerging Designer 


    Portfolio

    Grace Jun

    Open Style Lab (OSL)

    OSL X Parsons Collaboration


    Current Courses

    Integrative Research & Dev

    Thesis 1

    Thesis 2

    Thesis 2 (Spring 2020)

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