Sandra Goldmark

Sandra Goldmark

Associate Professor of Professional Practice in Theatre;  Director of Campus Sustainability and Climate Action;  Senior Assistant Dean for Interdisciplinary Engagement, Columbia Climate School




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Sandra Goldmark is a designer and professor whose work focuses on the circular economy and interdisciplinary climate strategies. Sandra is the Director of Sustainability and Climate Action and an Associate Professor of Professional Practice at Barnard College, and Senior Assistant Dean for Interdisciplinary Engagement at the Columbia Climate School. Sandra teaches courses in sustainable design, circularity, and climate. From 2013-2019, Sandra founded and operated Fixup, a social enterprise repair service dedicated to healthy and circular patterns of consumption. Sandra is a co-creator of the Sustainable Production Toolkit, a free climate action and sustainability resource for performing arts organizations, and serves on the Board of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, the BBC, The Sunday Times of London, The Daily News,, and many more. A graduate of Harvard College and Yale University, Sandra is the author of Fixation: How to Have Stuff without Breaking the Planet.

  • BA, Harvard University
  • MFA, Yale School of Drama

Design & Sustainability

In The News

Barnard and Columbia community members team up in a “sweeping” effort and send a message of unity and collaboration.

September 20, 2023

Sustainability expert Sandra Goldmark discusses the upcoming NYC Climate Week 2022 event on the power of a new approach to consumption as a collective climate response.

September 19, 2022

Magdalene Pernambuco ’22 chats with her aunt and grandfather — Barnard professor Sandra Goldmark and her father, Peter Goldmark — about their newly published collaboration, Haikus for New York City.

May 20, 2021

Professor Sandra Goldmark discusses her new book “Fixation” and the importance of building a new model of consumption.

September 23, 2020