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 have decided to rethink the format. What Pascale, Fabiola, and I are most interested in is contributing towards a more permanent community of practice at The New School, so we are hosting two “Communities of (Reflection)” events, at which we will use two projects from the original exhibition to reflect on the events’ framing questions.

Please join us at both sessions, which take place 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at 66 W. 12th St. Room 410.

  • Friday, April, 5th “Fieldwork” – DEED & International Fieldwork Program (IFP)
  • Friday, April 26th “Social Innovation” – Blank Plate & New Challenge

The project leader(s) will present for about 15 minutes after which attendees will work in small groups to reflect on, and critique/redesign/reiterate on what are identified as the strengths and weaknesses of the project, with regards to the events’ framing questions. We look forward to a lot of great conversation!

While registration is not required, it would be much appreciated so we can plan our refreshments. – To register visit

All are welcome, so please help us spread the word via your networks.

“Communities of ________” has been organized to coincide with the 5th Anniversary of DEED: Development through Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, and Design. The organizers are Fabiola Berdiel, Pascale Gatzen and Cynthia Lawson, and funding comes from the Provost’s Office Academic Events Fund, Parsons’ School of Design Strategies and Dean’s Office funds, and the Social Innovation Initiative


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