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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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Pamela Cooper

Pamela Cooper is a Solution-Based Designer living in New York. She recently graduated Parsons the New School of Design in May 2018 majoring in Fashion Design. During her time at Parsons she won First Place at The New School’s Health Care Hack with her team’s App made to help Chronic Illnesses using Positive Psychology and Support Systems. She won the AARP honorable mention award for her Wingspan Technology Vest that can help anyone from Limited Arm Mobility to Bed Ridden Patients put clothing on. She worked alongside with the United Nations and HELA to make leak proof underwear for people in the DADAAB refugee camp. She also worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering on a slips and fall report to help reduce patient falls in the hospital. And won several awards and funding in the lingerie industry.

Pamela’s focus now involves finding affordable solutions to the mental health crisis in the United States. Her ultimate goal with this project is to give the wearer their independence back by giving them skill-building products that will help lessen severity of their symptoms. Pamela believes design could go beyond the mere surface and help mitigate many world issues.