Urban Zen Parsons DOT Program
       
     
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Urban Zen Parsons DOT Program
       
     
Urban Zen Parsons DOT Program

In 2015, the Design, Organization, Training Center (D.O.T) in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, was created by Donna Karan, Urban Zen, Parsons School of Design, and Haitian artisan and businesswoman Paula Coles to help bridge Haiti’s traditional artisan techniques with the modernity and design innovation needed to succeed in today’s global marketplace.

Parsons and the Urban Zen Foundation also launched the Parsons Design Fellowship, a program that granted four Parsons design students an opportunity to work with the artisans at the D.O.T the summer of 2015. Learn more about D.O.T Haiti and meet some of the designers from the Parsons Design Fellowship.

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