Co-presented by the Goethe-Institut New York, Parsons the New School for Design, NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study, and Global Design NYU.
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? How can we test or evaluate our individual actions toward the built environment while becoming active participants, rather than passive “consumers” of the city? Can cities be modified or redesigned to address equity as well as sustainability? This conference is a collaboration between the Goethe-Institut New York, the School of Constructed Environments, Parsons the New School for Design, and Global Design NYU. The conference is inspired by and aims to be a response to the Goethe-Institut’s WELTSTADT project currently taking place across major world cities.
See the full conference schedule, here.
Film Screening and Opening Party
The Domino Effect (2012), a documentary film by Daniel Phelps, Megan Sperry, and Brian Paul
Thursday, March 13th 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building
5 E. 3rd Street (at Bowery)
Friday, March 14th 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts
Gallatin School of Individualized Study
1 Washington Place, New York, NY
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 and 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 and Urban Designer, Parsons), Brian McGrath (Architecture, Dean, School of Constructed Environments Parsons), Miodrag Mitrasinovic (Architecture and Urbanism, New School), Mariana Mogilevich (Architecture and 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).