JASMINE VASANDANI
 

The study of urbanism changed my perception of the world.

My interest in urbanism began in India. I lived there for several years and worked in the fields of social entrepreneurship, cultural production, education, and more. While my work experiences were eye-opening, the urban infrastructures I was surrounded by made the biggest impact on me. That’s when I decided to pursue an MA in Theories of Urban Practice at Parsons School of Design Strategies. While there, I engaged with urbanism through strategic design, policy analysis, and research. These skills continue to be invaluable to the work I do today.

Below are some projects I completed while pursuing an MA in Theories of Urban Practice.

 
 
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AGENTS OF PUBLIC SPACE: INFORMAL URBANISMS

Agents of Public Space was an interdisciplinary workshop exploring the topic of informal urbanisms, specifically focusing on street vendors. The studio-based project consisted of four phases, all done in collaboration: research, field analysis, interviews, and prototyping. Read more about Agents of Public Space.  


PERPETUAL RENEWAL: URBAN RENEWAL IN THE LOWER EAST SIDE

Perpetual Renewal was an intensive studio-based workshop that explored the topic of urban renewal in the Lower East Side. The culmination of the workshop took place on Governor's Island in an interactive exhibition of our findings and research.

 
 
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