Creative Economic Strategies
Sara Minard grew up in Brooklyn, New York and completed her BA at McGill University, Montreal, with a major in Anthropology and minor in Cultural Studies. Upon graduation she moved to London, UK where she worked in the fashion and textile industries. As Director of a growing textile design company she overlooked the design and manufacturing of many of the products in the central London studio as well as managing multiple collaborations developing projects with architects, museums and other designers. Recognizing the potential that small scale urban manufacturing has for enriching the city’s economic diversity, she returned to New York for a masters degree at Parsons the New School for Design the Theories of Urban Practice. While at Parsons, she co-founded an organization that brings together thinkers and practitioners dealing with a range of urban issues to produce a critical discourse around social and environmental justice and sustainability. As a native New Yorker, she is dedicated to working towards a future that ensures a vibrant, diverse and sustainable environment for generations to come.