DEED (Development through Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, and Design) is a research lab at Parsons and The New School with a threefold mission:

  • To support artisans in emerging economies in the creation and sustaining of income-generating craft-based opportunities.
  • To create meaningful outside-of-the-classroom learning opportunities for our students, and to empower them to become agents of change.
  • To run collaborations between the university and artisans, on-campus courses, and fieldwork programs, committed to horizontal pedagogical and organizational structures.