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Lara Penin

Lara Penin

Associate Professor, Director Transdisciplinary Design MFA program, Co-founder Parsons DESIS Lab, Parsons, The New School

 
Lara Penin is Director of Transdisciplinary Design Graduate Program at Parsons School of Design, The New School. She is an Associate Professor of Transdisciplinary Design and a co-founder of Parsons DESIS Lab, a multidisciplinary research lab at the intersection of service design, social innovation and sustainable practices. Her work looks on how service design can effect positive social change towards sustainability while bridging the gap between the innovation of design pedagogy and practice. She received grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts. She’s the author of “An Introduction to Service Design. Designing the Invisible” (Bloomsbury, 2018).