FUTURE FACTORY // Digital Platform

FUTURE FACTORY // Digital Platform

Future Factory (FF) is a student led research group and laboratory investigating the access and ownership of technological information that is distributed amongst the various private and public players within New York City.

Through a design led practice, FF team of urban investigators, researchers, and strategists are dedicated to collecting data from public and private sector entities with the intention of promoting open sourced information as an instrument for growth, improvement, and the operation of urban environments.

FF finished product will consist of an open source digital platform, publicly accessible through the Parsons School of Design website, inviting and promoting direct citizen engagement. Across the 2017 academic year, FF will host a series of panel discussions with designers, policymakers, urban technologists, and agents of change.

New York City will lead as the target city, with hopes of eventually expanding the scope of research to Europe, Asia, and Latin America.


We are: 

  • Student Led.
  • Urban Research & Development.
  • Open Data for Better Cities.
  • Socially Responsible.
  • Publicly Engaged.
  • Future Focused.
  • Providing Public & Private Connections.
  • Provocative.
  • Transgressive.
  • Inclusive.
  • Open to discussion.

Research & Development Team
Wendy W Fok (Faculty Lead – Assistant Professor of Integrated Design)

Sebastian Caballero (Lead Research Assistant)
John Acosta
Guillermo Gomez
Eduarda Aun


Associated with:

Date: 2016/17 Client: PARSONS | The New School