Tour the Healthy Materials Lab + Library


Tour the Healthy Materials Lab+ Donghia Healthier Materials Library

Parsons School of Design

Are you interested in creating spaces that prioritize human health, wellness and sustainability? Would you like to learn a framework for selecting materials and explore innovative, healthy material solutions for your projects?

Join us for a tour of the Donghia healthier Materials Library at Parsons, part of Healthy Materials Lab, where you will have an opportunity to explore a collection of vetted materials that contribute positively to the environment and human health. Luam Melake, Senior Researcher at the Healthy Materials Lab, will lead the tour and be available to answer questions.

Tour will commence at the entrance to the Parson's New School Building. Three tours with a maximum of 10 per tour at 3PM, 4PM and 5PM. This event is open to NY Metro Members only. 

Luam Melake

Senior Researcher at the Healthy Materials Lab

Luam Melake is an interdisciplinary craft-based artist and furniture designer with a background in architecture and design. She received her BA in Architecture through UC Berkeley’s Interdisciplinary Field Studies Department and has held diverse positions within the art and design fields. She has worked in architectural libraries, including William Stout Architectural Books, was a researcher at the Calder Foundation and managed design gallery Demisch Danant, before specializing in materials research. Luam was a designer specialized in materials sourcing at Studio Sofield and produced research and creative content for Material Bank before joining the Healthy Materials Lab team as Senior Researcher and manager of the Donghia healthier Materials Library at Parsons School of Design. Luam is a member of the Female Design Council and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in New York.



Date and Time

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM


Entrance of Parson's New School Building
25 East 13th Street
New York



Non-Member: 20