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Since 1919, The New School has been home to scholars, creators, and activists who challenge convention and boldly make their mark on the world.
To celebrate this groundbreaking legacy, we are opening our doors to the public for a weeklong festival of innovative performances, talks, workshops, screenings, exhibitions, and more.

On October 1–6, 2019, join us as we reflect on a century of world-changing ideas and together imagine a new kind of future.

The Festival of New is free and open to all.
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Hanna de Vries


Hanna de Vries is a Graduate student of Transdisciplinary Design at Parsons School of Design and of Psychology at The New School for Social Research. She holds a BFA in Communication Design from Folkwang University of the Arts in Germany. Through combining creative expertise with scientific knowledge from Psychology, her work centers on the intersection of strategic design, systems thinking and scientific research in psychology, and aims to enhance participation in human-centered co-creative processes in mental health. In collaboration with psychologists and through participatory research, she designed a visual concept and design of a psycho-educative manual to be used language independently during therapy sessions with traumatized refugees. She also designed a phonetic font for deaf people and a visual concept and design to be used in a special therapy method treating ADHD. Beside her academic career, Hanna de Vries also works as a visual designer, artist and photographer. In her work she seeks to cross the boundaries between art, research and mental health.