We are a research group based out of The New School, a university in New York City. DEED is directed by Cynthia Lawson, Associate Professor in the School of Design Strategies, with the participation of many faculty and students from across Parsons and the university. We are in New York for most of the year, and often travel to Latin America in the spring or summer with teams of faculty and students to collaborate with local artisan groups.

If you would like to contact us, please email DEED Lab Director Cynthia Lawson at To join our mailing list (we send out updates once or twice a semester, at most), please fill out the form below.