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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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Jamer Hunt

Associate Professor of Transdisciplinary, The New School
Jamer Hunt is the Vice Provost for Transdisciplinary Initiatives at The New School, where he was founding director (2009-2015) of the graduate program in Transdisciplinary Design at Parsons School of Design. He is an Associate Professor of Transdisciplinary as well as serving as Visiting Design Researcher at the Institute of Design in Umea, Sweden. He collaboratively designs open and flexible programs for participation that respond to emergent cultural conditions. With Paola Antonelli at the MoMA he was co-creator of the award-winning, curatorial experiment and book Design and Violence (2013-15), as well as collaborating on the HeadSpace: On Scent as Design and the Design and the Elastic Mind symposia. In 2006, he co-founded DesignPhiladelphia, the country’s largest design week, and in Philadelphia he collaboratively led a community driven park design process that resulted in Hawthorne Park, a sustainably designed green space adjacent to Center City. He has published over two dozen articles and chapters, including for Fast Company and the Huffington Post, and he is co-author, with Meredith Davis, of Visual Communication Design. He is currently completing a book with Grand Central Publishing on scale, complex systems, and the unruliness of everyday experiences.