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65 5th Ave, Room 411
New York, NY, 10003
United States

Funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Graduate Institute for Design, Ethnography & Social Thought at the New School incubates advanced transdisciplinary research and practice at the intersection of social theory and design and fosters dialogue on related themes across the university.

Shana Agid


The GIDEST seminar is held on Fridays from 12-1:30pm. All seminars take place in the GIDEST Lab at 63 Fifth Avenue, Room 411.

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Shana Agid

  • The New School University Center 63 5th Avenue, Room 411 New York, NY, 10003 United States (map)

Design + Abolition

SHANA AGID is an artist/designer, teacher, and activist whose work focuses on relationships of power and difference in visual, social, and political cultures.

Shana’s collaborative design practice focuses on exploring possibilities for self-determined services and campaigns through teaching and design research. Their writing on design, politics, and pedagogy has been published in Design and Culture, Design Philosophy Papers, Lateral: The Journal of the Cultural Studies Association, Design Studies, CoDesign, and other venues. Shana’s artist’s books and prints have been shown at The New York Center for Book Arts, Southern Exposure, the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, the Hamilton Wood Type Museum, and other venues, and is in collections at the Walker Art Center, New York Public Library, and the Library of Congress, among others.

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