OSNS Slow Typography in NYC at Pratt & Parsons

  • Date & time

    24 November 2014 12PM
  • Location

    New York

I am excited to be sharing my knowledge and application of Slow Typography in New York, the most innovative part of the world, at the most innovative design schools in the world: Parsons New School for Design, and at the Pratt Institute. 

The faculty and alumni of the Pratt include the most renowned artists, designers, and scholars in their fields. Its interdisciplinary curriculum promotes collaborative and creative strategies for design thinking and provides students with unparalleled training facilities. 

Parsons was originally founded in 1919 by forward-thinking educators who wanted to defy the intellectual constraints of then traditional college education. The New School remains on the cutting edge—attracting active scholars, artists, and pacesetters who deploy creativity and innovation to challenge the status quo. The School is renknowed for its focus on finding creative, socially responsible, interdisciplinary solutions to contemporary problems. 

I am visiting  because I received an email from renknowned Social Designer, Writer and Educator Andrew Shea, who has written the well received book Designing For Social Change (which I throroughly recommend you get your hands on). 

Andrew Shea is a graphic designer and writer. He has taught graphic design at Maryland Institute College of Art, Fordham University, and Parsons The New School for Design, and his writing has appeared on Design Observer, Designer's Review of Books, AIGI, and Core77. His book, Designing for Social Change was published by Princeton Architectural Press and features strategies that can help community-based graphic design projects become more effective. It includes 20 pojects from around the country. Visit the book's website to learn more about it and check out a selection of my writing here.

The Slow Typography Workshop I am conducting at the Pratt is for the fascinating Slow Knowledge Residency called "Mapping Slow Design", which is a collaboration with Amsterdam based SlowLab.  Their entire semester is dedicated to "Slow" design and, in particular, what communication designers bring to this topic! 

If you are interested don't hestitate to get in touch, and you will be able to follow glimpses of my journey on my instagram @oldschoolnewschool