6:00 – 9:00 PM
Albert and Vera List Academic Center
Transdisciplinary Design Studio, 1203A
6 East 16th Street, New York, NY 10003

6:00 PM

6:30 PM

VergeNYC 2017 Team
Lara Penin, Program Director of Parsons Transdisciplinary Design
John BruceAssistant Professor of Parsons Strategic Design & Management

7:00 PM
Talk: Absorbing Environments

Jonsara Ruth, Design Director at Parsons Healthy Materials Lab, Assistant Professor of Parsons Interior Design

Thursday, February 23

9:00 AM - 1:15 PM
The New School University Center
Star Foundation Hall, UL 102
63 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10003

9:30 – 10:00 AM
Talk: clothing for crisis

Angela Luna, Founder of ADIFF

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10:00 – 11:00 am
PANEL: Migrants and the war of visions – overexposure, blurring, invisibility

Ezio Manzini, Leading Thinker in Design for Social
Innovation, Founder of DESIS Lab Network
Rachel Lehrer, Design Innovation Lead at
International Rescue Committee

moderated by Lara Penin, Program Director of Parson Transdisciplinary Design & Ker Thao, TransD 2017

11:15 – 11:45 am
Talk: Designing storyworlds with kids

Barrie Adleberg, Digital Play Designer

11:45 – 12:15 PM
TALK: persistence of vision

Jane Nisselson, Associate Director of Multimedia Communications at Columbia University

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12:15 – 1:15 pM
Panel: The In/Visibility of the Urban Commons

Paolo Canavò, Associate Professor of Urban Design at University of Calabria
Francesco Rossi, Deputy Governor for Urban Planning, Housing, Transport, Calabria Region
Christian Iaione, Associate Professor of Public Law, LUISS University, Director of LabGov.

moderated by Sheila Foster, University Professor at Fordham University

Friday, February 24

9:30 AM - 1:15 PM
The New School University Center
Star Foundation Hall, UL 102
63 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10003

9:30 – 10:00 am
Talk : embodied experiences for mental well-being

Sophia Brueckner, Designer at University of Michigan

10:00 – 11:00 AM
PANEL: Transd Alumni – Where has Transdisciplinary Design Failed the Invisible?

Andrea Morales, Experience Designer at ThoughtWorks
Aya Jaffar, Communication Designer at
Sam Haddix, Faculty of Parsons Strategic Design & Management

moderated by Clive Dilnot, Professor of Parsons Design Studies

11:15 – 11:45 am
Talk: Strange bedfellows – how the marriage of design and epidemiology can make healthcare more inclusive

Christina Mainero, Senior Design Strategist at CAMA Inc., MPH, MBA

11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Talk: artefacts of invisibility

Nicole Koltick, Director of Design Futures Lab at Drexel University

12:15 – 12:45 PM
Talk: Invisible Interfaces

Shannon Mattern, Ph.D
Associate Professor of School of Media Studies at The New School

12:45 – 01:15 PM
TALK: embodied design, improvisation and intervention

Max Freedman
Urbanist, MS Design and Urban Ecologies