DEED Lab

2007 – Ongoing

 

DEED at Sustainapalooza II

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Intern with International Artisan Enterprises this Summer!

As a research lab and an exemplar of immersive international field programs, DEED is committed to modeling more sustainable and equitable ways for collaboration between artisans and designers. We recognize the great need that exists in today’s world for creative people who understand how to work effectively within a range of … Continued

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#FairCraft Event: The videos are posted!

We’re still buzzing from last week’s #FairCraft event, co-organized with Kate Black from EcoSessions®, and with generous support from the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise. Because the event followed the conclusion of the NY NOW gift show, many of our artisan enterprise partners were in town and able to attend, making … Continued

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DEED Continues in Columbia’s Pangea Project

We are excited to announce that DEED was once again selected to work with Pangea Advisors, the pro-bono consulting group of Columbia Business School’s International Development Club. DEED had the pleasure of receiving support from a Pangea team of students in spring 2014, which resulted in a series of business … Continued

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Calling all Artisan Enterprises! #FairCraft Survey

As part of our ongoing research on sustainable models for collaboration between artisans and designers, we at DEED have partnered with our friends at EcoSessions – the global storytelling platform that brings together designers, industry, and consumers to discuss change – to launch #FairCraft. We have invited artisan enterprises to … Continued

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DEED and the New Social Practice Minor

Upon entering the University Center lobby, visitors’ attention is immediately drawn to the showcase of different projects related to the new multidisciplinary Social Practice minor available to undergraduate students. DEED is honored to participate in this launch exhibition, having made available for display scarves from our partner artisans in Guatemala. … Continued

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DEED Logo 2.0

So, what do you all think about our new logo? This one, an iteration on Grace Salem’s version from 2008, is courtesy of the very talented Madhav Tankha. We wanted to keep the multicolor letters that people have come to love and cherish, while strengthening the connections to craft (hence the … Continued

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We’re hiring! (Awesome WordPress designers, only.)

We’ve loved this website but it’s time for a serious makeover – apply and join our team! We’re looking for a great, self-motivated, talented current New School student/Wordpress designer/developer for. Soon-to-be alumni are also eligible to apply, as all of this work will happen during the month of June (you … Continued

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Communities of (Reflection)

Please join us for two “Communities of (Reflection)” events that continue the conversation from last semester’s on-campus exhibition. As you know, the “Communities of _______” symposium was cancelled because of Sandy last semester. Since there is no longer an exhibition up that we could use to contextualize a symposium, we … Continued

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Communities of _________

NOTE: This symposium was postponed due to Hurricane Sandy. Stay tuned for the new date, for sometime in the spring semester (most likely towards the end of February.) DEED started five years ago, in fall 2007, so to celebrate its 5th anniversary we’re organizing Communities of: _________, an Exhibition and Symposium … Continued

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Research Assistant: Aabhira Aditya

DEED is proud to welcome our new research assistant, Aabhira Aditya, to our team.  Aabhira worked as a Product Designer after graduating from the National Institute of Fashion Technology in India. Besides working in the packaging and lifestyle product industry, She has collaborated with NGO’s toward the socio-economic development of … Continued

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Spring 2011: Designing Collaborative Development

All students of The New School are invited to participate in DEED.  The first step to get involved is to enroll in our Spring 2011 course Designing Collaborative Development (co-run between Parsons and the graduate program in International Affairs.)  The video below describes the class as well as the detailed … Continued

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Evoke Summit at The World Bank

We were thrilled to have been able to participate in this year’s Evoke Summit at The World Bank.  As describe on their website, “EVOKE was developed by the World Bank Institute, the learning and knowledge arm of the World Bank Group, and directed by alternate reality game master Jane McGonigal. … Continued

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Reflections on collaborative development #1: Implications of “sweat aid”

I’ve been thinking a lot about the nature and impact of development initiatives since we left New York yesterday morning. My seating arrangement on the flight from Miami to Guatemala is what triggered my train of thought. I was sitting on 19A, surrounded by a group of 34 missionaries sent … Continued

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