Parsons

  • Profile:

    Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo (she/her) is a Brooklyn-based Colombian digital artist, technologist and educator. She is Associate Professor of Integrated Design at Parsons School of Design, and has held a variety of leadership roles at The New School including, most recently, Interim Vice President and Associate Provost for Open Campus. An internationally exhibited artist, her current research focuses on the Parsons DEED Research Lab, which she co-founded in 2007 and currently directs. DEED Lab brings together students, faculty, and external partners from business, design, development, and policy to model more equitable ways for designers to work with artisans, and for artisans to sustain their livelihoods. Cynthia has lectured internationally on design, education, technology, and social practice. Prior to joining academia full-time, she worked as an educational technologist in Bogotá and at Columbia University’s Center for New Media Teaching and Learning. As a consultant she has worked with international organizations such as CARE and the World Bank. Lawson has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá) and a Master’s in Interactive Telecommunications from New York University’s ITP. She lives in possibly the smallest neighborhood in Brooklyn - Greenwood Heights.

    Degrees Held:

    B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá) and a Master’s in Interactive Telecommunications from New York University’s ITP

    Research Interests:

    design education, craft, artisan, social practice, activism, social justice, pedagogy, media, fine art, technology

    Current Courses:

    Collab:

    Impact Entrepreneurship Fellow

    Intro to Design/Impact/Entrep.

    Intro to Design/Impact/Entrep. (Spring 2019)

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