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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Shireen Soliman

Part-Time Assistant Professor, Parsons School of Design
Shireen Soliman has been teaching at Parsons School of Design for more than 20 years. She is a Muslim-Egyptian-American with extensive experience in the world of fashion, education, art and design. Aligning her unique professional and personal worlds as an artist, educator, and community advocate, Shireen creates art, offers workshops and speaks on topics including Fashion, Identity, Culture and Representation. Shireen holds a B.F.A. in Fashion Design from Moore College of Art and Design and an M.S. Ed. in Leadership in Education in the Arts, from Bank Street College of Education. Shireen uses her platform to uplift and amplify the universality of our voices, honoring and celebrating our diversity through themes of inclusion, representation and the power of narrative.