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Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo

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  • Dean | Associate Professor of Integrated Design
  • School of Design Strategies | PARSONS

Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo is is a Brooklyn-based Colombian digital artist, technologist, and educator. She currently serves as Dean of the School of Design Strategies, Associate Dean, and Associate Professor of Integrated Design at Parsons School of Design. An internationally exhibited artist, her current research focuses on the Parsons DEED Research Lab, which she co-founded in 2007 and currently directs. DEED Lab brings together students, faculty, and external partners from business, design, development, and policy to model more equitable ways for designers to work with artisans, and for artisans to sustain their livelihoods. She has lectured internationally on design, education, technology, and social practice, including keynote talks at the Global Fashion Conference in Madrid and the Festival Internacional de la Imagen in Manizales; and a TEDx talk on redesigning education. She is an active member of the design education networks of AIGA and the Future of Design in Higher Education, and a co-organizer of the annual conference Digitally Engaged Learning.