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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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Nadia Elrokhsy

Associate Profressor of Ecological Design, Parsons School of Design
Nadia Elrokhsy, Associate Professor of Ecological Design, is an architect and designer of the constructed environment by practice, not business as usual practice, design for climate change impacts as a practice.

She employs strategic design methods with clients to consider design for change—changes that support systems thinking and less consumption of energy, water, and material resources. Similarly, in teaching, Nadia Elrokhsy guide students to rethink perceptions of THE practice to consider design that en-ables alternative behavior(s), habits, and/or rituals. Nadia Elrokhsy is the current director of the AAS in Interior Design degree program at The New School. She holds a Masters in Environmental Design in Architecture from the University of Cambridge, U.K., lectures and is a guest critic at many universities, including Columbia University, Pratt Institute, and Yale University.