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  • Research Centers & Labs

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  • Parsons considers research an integral part of the learning experience, with students and faculty working together to challenge existing paradigms and advance emerging scholarship and practice. Many of Parsons’ research efforts are supported through creative collaborations with industry and community partners. Below are links to just some of the research laboratories at Parsons and other schools and colleges of The New School.

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    Center for New York City Affairs

    Center for New York City Affairs

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    Striving for a more just and equitable city, the Center for New York City Affairs is an applied policy research institute, dedicated to improving the effectiveness of public policies and services for under-resourced communities.

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    Curatorial Design Research Lab

    Curatorial Design Research Lab

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    The Curatorial Design Research Lab is a network of collaborators that generate and exchange scholarly research, institutional resources, and multidisciplinary expertise.

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    Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability

    Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability

    Research Centers & Labs - Design for Social Innovation & Sustainability

    The Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability Lab (DESIS Lab) is an action research laboratory that applies interdisciplinary expertise to sustainable practices and social innovation problem-solving.

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    Development Through Empowerment, Entrepreneurship & Design

    Development Through Empowerment, Entrepreneurship & Design

    Research Centers & Labs - Development Through Empowerment, Entrepreneurship & Design

    DEED (Development through Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, and Design) is a research laboratory focusing on the future of indigenous artisans and their children, including poverty alleviation, artisan empowerment, and cultural preservation.

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    E-Lab

    E-Lab

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    E-Lab is a design-driven business lab dedicated to entrepreneurial research and practice, providing support and know-how to help students and recent alumni turn entrepreneurial ideas into thriving ventures.

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    Healthy Materials Lab

    Healthy Materials Lab

    Research Centers & Labs - Healthy Materials Lab

    The Healthy Materials Lab (HML) is a design research lab, dedicated to transforming the way building products are manufactured, eliminating potential toxics, and supporting the creation of new healthier materials.

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    Housing Justice Lab

    Housing Justice Lab

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    The Housing Justice Lab is a platform for dialogue, research, and strategic design that advocates for equitable neighborhood development, housing justice, and community-driven development across cities.

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    Open Style Lab

    Open Style Lab

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    Open Style Lab (OSL) is a non-profit that brings together designers, engineers, and occupational therapists to create functional wearable solutions for people of all abilities without compromising style.

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    Parsons Design Lab

    Parsons Design Lab

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    Parsons Design Lab (PDL) connects industry partners to university practice and research. PDL draws on the expertise of faculty and students to build collaborative teams and address companies' compelling design challenges.

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    PetLab

    PetLab

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    The Prototyping, Education, and Technology Lab (PETLab) is a public interest game design and research lab for interactive media.

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    Sheila C. Johnson Design Center

    Sheila C. Johnson Design Center

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    The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center hosts exhibitions and events to promote active dialogue on the role of innovative art and design in responding to our contemporary world.

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    Tishman Environment & Design Center

    Tishman Environment & Design Center

    Research Centers & Labs - Tishman Environment & Design Center

    The Tishman Environment and Design Center integrates bold design, policy, and social justice approaches to tackle the climate crisis and advance environmental justice.

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    Vera List Center for Art & Politics

    Vera List Center for Art & Politics

    Research Centers & Labs - Vera List Center for Art & Politics

    The Vera List Center for Art and Politics is a research center and public forum for art, culture, and politics. Through compelling public programs, publications, exhibitions, curricula, and performances, the center curates and supports new roles for the arts and artists in advancing social justice.

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    Visualizing Finance Lab

    Visualizing Finance Lab

    Research Centers & Labs - Visualizing Finance Lab

    The Visualizing Finance Lab explores the use of visual storytelling (narrative visualization) to help individuals improve their financial literacy and financial behaviors.

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