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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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Edward Cardimona

Adjunct Instructor and Guest Speaker, BFA Product Design '83
A global change agent and creative leader spearheading strategies with innovative vision, and executing with a highly evolved design aesthetic, and interruptive marketing expertise. Re-inventing, re-energizing, and re-engaging brands has been at the forefront of these strategies in creating global brand positioning.
An effective problem solver and futurist with the keen ability to connect creative and business strategies through team development, creation and commercialization of product, brand development, and marketing strategies that connect in all channels of retail, and ultimately deliver a new experience to the consumer. An experienced creative director executing and highlighting these skills across a wide range of industries, including: home, sport, apparel, accessories, jewelry, and beauty.
As a founder of the creative agency SPRQ, Edward partners with entrepreneurial start-ups as well as evolving business models shepherding them toward their new North Star.