DEED is a collaborative effort between students and faculty of The New School, artisan groups in emerging economies, generous donors and foundations, and retailers.  Please join us in thanking the support and participation of the following people:

Core Team

  • Cynthia Lawson (co-founder and Director), Associate Professor of Integrated Design, School of Design Strategies, Parsons
  • Daphna Lewinshtein (Research Fellow), MA Candidate, Nonprofit Management, Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, The New School
  • Madhav Tankha (Web and Graphic Design), MFA Candidate, Design and Technology, Parsons The New School for Design, The New School
  • María José Sáenz Penagos, Guatemala City-based industrial designer, DEED design intern 2011 – present
  • Fabiola Berdiel (co-founder), International Field Program Coordinator, graduate program in International Affairs

Funders

Retailers

  • Maryam Nassir Zadeh - has Barco’s 2012 collection available
  • Original Women – has sold scarves designed by Ajkem’a Loy’a as well as some Original Women/Parsons designed crocheted bracelets
  • Nightwood – has sold scarves designed by Barco
  • Colibrí – a high-end craft store in Antigua, Guatemala, has sold Barco’s scarves

Artisan Groups

Partners

  • Artesanías de Caldas - Colombian non-profit/government craft organization with whom we partnered for a series of needs assessment activities throughout the country’s coffee region
  • CARE – international humanitarian organization with whom DEED was founded in 2007
  • Universidad Autónoma de Manizales – Colombian university with whom we partnered for a series of needs assessment activities throughout the country’s coffee region
  • Universidad de los Andes – Colombian university with whom we partnered for a feasibility study in spring 2011, in Cucunubá, Colombia

The following faculty have been involved in the planning, guest lecturing, and fundraising stages of the project

  • Pascale Gatzen (co-founder), Associate Professor of Fashion, School of Design Strategies, Parsons
  • J. Erin Cho, Associate Professor, School of Design Strategies, Parsons
  • Janine Cibellis, Assistant Director of Development, The New School
  • Jay Dehejia, Part-time faculty, Design & Management program, Parsons
  • Alice Demirjian, Director, Fashion Marketing, School of Fashion, Parsons
  • Charles Finlay, Director of Foundation Relations, Office of Institutional Giving, The New School
  • Mark Johnson, Assistant Director of Practice-Based Learning, graduate program in International Affairs
  • Colleen Macklin, Associate Professor, School of Art, Media and Technology, Parsons
  • Anu Malhotra, Assistant Director of Development, The New School
  • Will Murray, formerly Assistant Director of Foundation Relations, Office of Institutional Giving, The New School
  • Scott Pobiner, Assistant Professor, School of Design Strategies, Parsons
  • Edwin Torres, formerly Director, External Partnerships, Parsons
  • Tatiana Wah, Assistant Professor of Urban Studies, Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy

Design support

  • Grace Salem, Parsons Design & Technology alumna – designer of DEED logo and website developer

Students, Summer 2012

  • Alicia Brindisi, New School for Public Engagement, International Affairs
  • Dominque Howse, New School for Public Engagement, Urban Policy and Analysis
  • Lindsey Jochets, Parsons, History of Decorative Arts and Design
  • Daphna Lewinshtein, New School for Public Engagement, Nonprofit Management
  • Rashid Owoyele, Parsons, Transdisciplinary Design

Students, Spring 2011

  • Jessica Celano, Parsons, Integrated Design & Lang Environmental Studies
  • Katharina Glaser, The New School, International Affairs
  • Jennifer Groza, Milano, Urban Policy Analysis and Management
  • Mary Handsaker, Parsons, Integrated Design
  • Melissa Holmes, Milano, Urban Policy Analysis and Management
  • Amy Kiska, Parsons, Design and Management
  • Irina Saakyan, The New School, International Affairs

Students, Summer 2010

Students this summer are from the following Parsons programs

  • Hashel Al Lamki, Architectural Design
  • Isabella Amstrup, Integrated Design
  • Tatom Henrich, Product Design
  • Aakriti Kumar, Product Design
  • Brianna Morris, Design and Management
  • Arielle Paredes, Integrated Design
  • Mindy Tom, Product Design

Students, Summer 2009

  • Lisa Ahn, Milano, Organizational Change Management
  • Sandra Benavides Miro Quesada, Parsons, Fashion Marketing
  • Linda Cadavid, The New School, International Affairs
  • Melissa Edwards, The New School, International Affairs
  • Larissa Favier, Parsons, Integrated Design
  • Moira Keogan, Parsons, Integrated Design
  • Rebecca Lesesne, Parsons, Integrated Design
  • Lindsay Mazzocco, The New School, International Affairs
  • Flannery Miller, The New School, International Affairs
  • Alexandra Parkin, Parsons, Integrated Design
  • Shannan Smith, The New School, International Affairs
  • Monica Toledo Fraginals, Parsons, Integrated Design
  • Anita Wahi, The New School, International Affairs
  • Paula Winograd Caycedo, Parsons, Design and Technology

Students, Summer 2008

  • David Dorfman, The New School, International Affairs
  • Autumn Grace Dougherty, Parsons, Fashion Design
  • Jeremy Goodwin, Parsons, Integrated Design
  • Aashrita Jayaraman, Parsons, Fashion Marketing
  • Stacy Lee, Parsons, Integrated Design
  • Jane Lien, Parsons, Design and Management
  • N’deye Niang, The New School, International Affairs
  • Trey Phillips, Parsons, Fashion Design and Lang, Liberal Arts
  • Eileen Reyes, The New School, International Affairs
  • Candice Santaferraro, Parsons, Integrated Design
  • Anna Carolina Santos, Parsons, Fashion Design
  • Nika Stelman, Parsons, Design and Management