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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Rachel Schreiber

Executive Dean, Parsons School of Design, The New School
Dr. Rachel Schreiber joined The New School as Executive Dean of Parsons School of Design in July 2019, following more than 22 years in senior leadership and faculty roles at the San Francisco Art Institute, California College of the Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art, and other institutions. Most recently, Rachel served as Provost and Senior Vice President, and as Interim President, at SFAI. An American gender historian, artist, and designer, Rachel has taught design, studio arts, and interdisciplinary humanities at all levels – from first year through graduate studies. She holds a PhD in History from Johns Hopkins University, an MFA in Art and Critical Writing from California Institute of the Arts, and a BFA in Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design. Her visual works have been screened and exhibited internationally, and she has published two books with academic presses, numerous peer reviewed articles, and other writing. Most recently, her article “A Women’s War Against War: The Socialist Feminism of Four Lights: An Adventure in Internationalism” was published in November 2018 in the journal Radical Americas; and “‘Breed!’: The Graphic Satire of the Birth Control Review” is forthcoming in the book Art, Politics, and the Pamphleteer.