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  • koutré

    medium: cultural preservation, problems based, system dynamics, multi-level process mapping, transdisciplinary design, sustainable growth.

    The result of a semester-long project was Koutré, a design based collective encouraging the advancement of cultural preservation and sustainable growth. We wanted to pair existing French textile designers with traditional textile makers in Southeast China. We were inspired by the Chinese textile making traditions that are declining because less women are being taught, paired with lack of consumer interest. Our project made it to first place! To read more about the project and the collaboration between Parsons and the Cathay Foundation, here’s a link to the Parsons blog.