Public & Collaborative is a joint initiative from Parsons DESIS Lab and the Public Policy Lab.
Parsons The New School for Design and Parsons DESIS Lab
Parsons The New School for Design is one of the leading institutions for art and design education in the world. Based in New York but active around the world, the school offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the full spectrum of design disciplines. Critical thinking and collaboration are at the heart of a Parsons education. Parsons graduates are leaders in their respective fields, with a shared commitment to creatively and critically addressing the complexities of life in the 21st century.
Parsons DESIS Lab, housed in the School of Design Strategies at Parsons The New School for Design, brings together faculty and students from across the disciplines at Parsons and The New School to research, promote, and amplify community-based solutions for sustainability in New York City. The lab is the coordinator of the U.S. chapter of the DESIS Network, a global consortium of design schools, private companies and nonprofit organizations that support the use of design to generate social change.
Public Policy Lab
The Public Policy Lab is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping New Yorkers and all Americans build better lives by improving the delivery of public services. We provide technical assistance to help public agencies design services. By working with service designers, agencies can better understand how a public service is used and experienced by citizens and by agency staff – then apply that knowledge to create, test, and refine service-delivery improvements, at low cost and with low risk. Our goal is to help government be more efficient, while also providing services that the public will find satisfying and easy-to-use.
Eduardo Staszowski, Director, Parsons Desis Lab
Lara Penin, Faculty, Parsons The New School for Design
Ezio Manzini, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Parsons The New School for Design
Chelsea Mauldin, Executive Director, Public Policy Lab
If you would like to know more about Public & Collaborative NYC or to partner with us, please email Chelsea Mauldin at cmauldin [at] publicpolicylab [dot] org and Eduardo Staszowski at staszowe [at] newschool [dot] edu
If you have a press or media inquiry about Public & Collaborative NYC, please email Deborah Kirschner, The New School Communications and External Affairs at kirschnd [at] newschool [dot] edu