A pervasive absence of decisive political action on climate change, despite a rich trove of knowledge about its potentially dangerous consequences since at least the 1970s, combined with the failure of successive global summits to reach adequate resolution affects us all. Where do design and environmentalism cross over to make an impact on these issues? Along with the scientific aspects of ecological design, we are interested to explore the intersection between design and the social sciences at large by explicating the concept of “city” and “citizen” in parallel. What is the relationship between city making and citizenship? Can design provide new and richer tools for strengthening citizenship and advancing human rights and responsibilities?
Cities and Citizenship is co-sponsored by the Goethe-Institut New York, Parsons The New School for Design, NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study and Global Design NYU.
Cities and Citizenship is organized by Alissa Burmeister from the Goethe-Institut New York, Ioanna Theocharopoulou from Parsons The New School for Design, Peder Anker, Louise Harpman, Mitchell Joachim, from Global Design NYU at Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University, and is part of the Goethe-Institut's international Weltstadt: Who Creates the City? initiative.
Cities and Citizenship | FILM SCREENING AND OPENING PARTY
The Domino Effect (2012), a documentary film by Daniel Phelps, Megan Sperry, and Brian Paul
Thursday, March 13th, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building
5 E. 3rd Street (at Bowery)
Cities and Citizenship | CONFERENCE
Friday, March 14th, from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
New York University, Gallatin School of Individualized Study
Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts_1 Washington Place
Cities and Citizenship | WORKSHOPS
Saturday, March 15th, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Goethe Institut Wyoming Building
5 E. 3rd Street (at Bowery)
EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Seating is limited. Please register with firstname.lastname@example.org by March 12th.
Conference participants include: Peder Anker, [History of Science, Gallatin School, NYU], Gianpaolo Baiocchi [Sociology, Director of Civic Engagement, Gallatin School, NYU], Susannah Drake [Landscape Architect, dlandstudio], Stephen Duncombe [Sociology, Gallatin School, NYU], Louise Harpman [Architecture, Gallatin School, NYU], Matthias Hollwich [Architect + Co-founder, HWKN], Natalie Jeremijenko [Fine Art + Environmental Studies, NYU], Colin Jerolmack [Environmental Studies + Sociology, NYU], Mitchell Joachim [Architecture, Gallatin School, NYU], Eric Klinenberg [Sociology, NYU], Victoria Marshall [Landscape + Urban Designer, Parsons], Brian McGrath [Architecture, Dean, School of Constructed Environments Parsons], Miodrag Mitrasinovic [Architecture + Urbanism, New School], Mariana Mogilevich [Architecture + Metropolitan Studies, NYU], Vyjayanthi Rao [Anthropology, New School], Eric Sanderson [Senior Conservation Ecologist at WCS], Susanne Schindler [Architecture, New School, Candide Journal],Ioanna Theocharopoulou [Architectural History, Parsons], Tyler Volk [Biology + Environmental Studies, NYU], Lynnette Widder [Earth Institute, Columbia University].
Zoning and Affordable Housing- Mark Torrey
Communication and Community Engagement- Megan Sperry
Design for an Aging Population- Matthias Hollwich