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Since 1919, The New School has been home to scholars, creators, and activists who challenge convention and boldly make their mark on the world.
To celebrate this groundbreaking legacy, we are opening our doors to the public for a weeklong festival of innovative performances, talks, workshops, screenings, exhibitions, and more.

On October 1–6, 2019, join us as we reflect on a century of world-changing ideas and together imagine a new kind of future.

The Festival of New is free and open to all.

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Tuesday, October 1
 

8:00am EDT

WNSR - New School Sound Stories
Listen Here! A Sound Story by Aja Simpson

What you’re about to hear is a sound story. A montage of sounds and voices, archival and recreated, that would have been heard, read or experienced at The New School during an important decade for its growth and development. You may hear the streets of Lower Manhattan, the construction of new buildings, the eager chatter of students in the hallway, the readings of pamphlets once distributed to all members of the school, the announcements of new possibilities, the speeches of old presidents, administration or faculty. This is the sounds of The New School. The sounds of change and learning and collaboration and New York City. This is just a sample, expect more to come.


Tuesday October 1, 2019 8:00am - 8:15am EDT
The New School

10:00am EDT

Open Dis[Courses] - Invention of Literature
Limited Capacity seats available

This course introduces students to the birth, evolution, and history of literature through an examination of the foundational texts that have shaped the literary history of the West. Reading sacred texts (such as the the Book of Genesis, selections from the Qur'an, or works from other traditions), epics (such as Gilgamesh and The Odyssey), dramas (by Aeschylus or Sophocles), philosophical dialog (Plato), literary theory (Aristotle), and poetry, we will study the historical, thematic, and stylistic origins of the literary genres and texts that have endured since antiquity. Among the larger questions that we will consider are the personal and social functions of reading and writing; the complex uses that writers make of the material they inherit from their traditions; the politics of canon-formation; and the role literature can play in a liberal education. This course satisfies one of the Foundations requirements for Lang Literary Studies majors. Students must register for both the lecture and discussion section (LLST 2004) of this course.

Tuesday October 1, 2019 10:00am - 11:40am EDT
Lecture Hall - UL104

10:00am EDT

Open Dis[Courses] - Creative Technology 5: Advance Projection Design
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Adapting cinema to the stage: techniques for designing media and the use of live video to create a stage production adapted from an existing film script. Students are assigned a feature film to adapt into a live stage production. Students have weekly assignments that are steps towards completing a final project of a detailed storyboard, cue sheet, and design approach essay for their adaptation of a film into a stage production incorporating video design as a primary dramaturgical component.

Faculty Organizer
avatar for Tal Yarden

Tal Yarden

Part-Time Faculty, School of Drama


Tuesday October 1, 2019 10:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Ernst C. Stiefel Hall - I400

11:00am EDT

Zine-Making in The New School Archives
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Make something new out of something old—literally! Visit The New School Archives and make a zine out of repurposed, duplicate,and weeded archival materials dating back to the 1950s.

While supplies last. There will be a special skills workshop on Tuesday, October 1 led by The New School graduate Ari Spool. All are welcome, no experience necessary. Space is limited to 15 participants per hour so be sure to signup!

Tuesday October 1, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
The New School Archives- Room 102, Lobby Level

11:00am EDT

Opening Ceremony for The Festival of New
Limited Capacity seats available

Join university leadership in kicking off The Festival of New with a lively discussion on The New School's Centennial, hosted by President David Van Zandt and Provost Tim Marshall.


Speakers
avatar for Claire Stevens

Claire Stevens

Co-chair of the University Student Senate, The New School
Claire Stevens is a second year at Lang, and she is in the Bachelors-Masters program for Global Studies and International Affairs. Claire lives and breathes for Student Advocacy. She was one of the recipients of the university-wide Emerging Leader Award in 2019, and later that summer... Read More →
avatar for Gustavo Sampaio

Gustavo Sampaio

Co-chair of the University Student Senate, The New School
Gus Sampaio is Co-Chair of University Student Senate and a student in the MA in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship program at the College of Performing Arts. He holds a BA in Human Behavior & Society from The Evergreen State College and an MFA in Theater from Sarah Lawrence College... Read More →
avatar for Tim Marshall

Tim Marshall

Provost, The New School
Tim Marshall is the provost and chief academic officer of The New School. Prior to his appointment as Provost, Tim served as dean of Parsons The New School for Design. While at Parsons he developed an ambitious and comprehensive academic plan that presented an integrated suite of... Read More →
avatar for William Milberg

William Milberg

Dean, The New School for Social Research
William Milberg is Dean and Professor of Economics at the New School for Social Research and Co-Director of the Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies at The New School. His research focuses on the relation between globalization, income distribution and economic growth, and the history and philosophy of economics. He teaches graduate... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Schreiber

Rachel Schreiber

Executive Dean, Parsons School of Design, The New School
Dr. Rachel Schreiber joined The New School as Executive Dean of Parsons School of Design in July 2019, following more than 22 years in senior leadership and faculty roles at the San Francisco Art Institute, California College of the Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art, and other... Read More →
avatar for David Van Zandt

David Van Zandt

President, The New School
David E. Van Zandt became The New School’s president in 2011. He has advanced a vision for The New School that elevates the university’s core values of creativity and social engagement and connects its strengths in design, social research, liberal arts, and performance. He has... Read More →
avatar for Mary Watson

Mary Watson

Executive Dean, Schools of Public Engagement, The New School
Mary R. Watson is the executive dean of the Schools of Public Engagement, the founding college of The New School. She leads the college with the aim of advancing its innovative approaches to action-oriented, engaged learning in the world. Watson is a leader in university networks... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Browner

Stephanie Browner

Dean, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, The New School
Stephanie has been the dean of Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts since 2011. The school received a $5 million grant from its founder, Mr. Eugene M. Lang, in honor of her leadership in 2012. With over twenty years of experience working in higher education, she was... Read More →
avatar for Richard Kessler

Richard Kessler

Executive Dean, College of Performing Arts, The New School
Described by Anthony Tommasini of The New York Times as a “firebrand,” Richard Kessler holds a dual appointment as the Executive Dean for the Performing Arts at The New School and Dean of Mannes College, the century-old music conservatory at The New School. In his role as Executive... Read More →


Tuesday October 1, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Tishman Auditorium - U100

12:00pm EDT

Zine-Making in The New School Archives
Limited Capacity full
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Make something new out of something old—literally! Visit The New School Archives and make a zine out of repurposed, duplicate,and weeded archival materials dating back to the 1950s.

While supplies last. There will be a special skills workshop on Tuesday, October 1 led by The New School graduate Ari Spool. All are welcome, no experience necessary. Space is limited to 15 participants per hour so be sure to signup!

Tuesday October 1, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
The New School Archives- Room 102, Lobby Level

12:00pm EDT

Intelligence to Inform Public Life: Roundtables by Public Seminar
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"The Art of Change: An Ongoing Libretto-Writing Project" by Chiara Bottici

In this post, Chiara Bottici discusses a group project involving the writing of a libretto for Jean-Baptiste Barrière’s opera The Art of Change, for which she is serving as editor. The opera, which will premiere January 16, 2020, at The New School, explores the question of what needs to be changed today through a variety of media, including dramatic stagings of historical and original texts, performance of instrumental and electronic music, and improvisation on computer-generated and -processed music transcribed in real time.

The libretto will include quotations from texts on the philosophy of change and the possibility of applying them in the current situation. The first edition of the libretto will be posted on Public Seminar, the online platform of The New School for Social Research, on September 15. Through Public Seminar, the libretto will be circulated in and outside of The New School with an invitation to the public to contribute comments and revisions, to be regularly integrated into the libretto in a collective process. The project will contribute to public discourse on the urgent question of change, in accordance with the animating spirit of The Art of Change and of Public Seminar, the legacy of The New School's legendary General Seminar.


Public Seminar is an innovative online platform drawing on great university ideals and working to strengthen and extend these ideals, not to replace them. Based on the founding traditions of academic freedom, critical scholarship, and public engagement of the original The New School for Social Research (1919) and its University in Exile (1933), this course seeks to inform debate about the pressing issues of current times and create a global intellectual commons. An independent project of The New School Publishing Initiative, Public Seminar is produced by The New School faculty, students, and staff, and supported by colleagues and collaborators around the globe.

In this series of pubic editorial discussions, participants review, over lunch, three essays on pressing issues of our times with authors, and then think together with them how society should explore those issues in future essays in order to properly inform public debate.

Tuesday October 1, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
U502 / 503

12:00pm EDT

Black Lunch Table Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
91% of Wikipedia editors identify as White and 77% identify as men. This edit-a-thon offers editing training to create and improve upon Wikipedia articles about Black artists. A list of suggested artists to add or edit will be provided, with particular focus on Black artists who have worked within or are local to The New School’s community and are currently under-documented on Wikipedia.

Artists
avatar for Black Lunch Table

Black Lunch Table

Artist
Black Lunch Table is an ongoing collaboration between artists Jina Valentine and Heather Hart which intends to fill holes in the documentation of contemporary art history. Bringing creative practitioners of color to the table, participants engage in conversations on critical issues... Read More →


Tuesday October 1, 2019 12:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery | Parsons School of Design

12:20pm EDT

Open Dis[Courses] - Urban Worlds
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This course introduces students to ways to approach, understand, and improve cities focusing on New York City and other large metropolitan areas around the world. The first part familiarizes students with ways to approach cities, their historic development, their shifting and expanding urban landscapes, and the complex social and cultural life unfolding in them. The second part applies these concepts in order to examine several contemporary urban problems including increasing urban inequality, urban poverty and homelessness, xenophobia and racism, increasing surveillance and social control, and infrastructural problems, all of which hint to bigger economic, social, and political problems in cities. The course concludes with a critical examination of current urban policy and planning and ideas about urban reform.

Faculty Organizer
avatar for Robert von Mahs

Robert von Mahs

Associate Professor of Urban Studies, Schools of Public Engagement
Dr. von Mahs joined The New School in 2005. He received a PhD in Sociology and Social Policy from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom. His research and teaching interests include poverty and homelessness, comparative social policy analyses, globalization processes, social... Read More →


Tuesday October 1, 2019 12:20pm - 1:35pm EDT
Amphitheater - A407

1:00pm EDT

New Babel: AR Public Art Installation
Download the Android App for New Babel Here
The Apple Store App will be available soon.

A.R. ART: New Babel, an Augmented Reality (AR) public art installation by William T. Ayton, transforms the heart of NYC into an immersive art environment. Imagine a towering fusion of original art, emerging technology, and digital media, soaring nearly 1000’ high, yet held in the palm of your hand. This pilot AR installation is a tribute to The New School’s role in catalyzing social change, and as an homage to New York City as a global center for towers of knowledge, creative freedom, enterprise, and in-gathering. 


Activated in and around Union Square Park in NYC, its AR elements offer new ways to view themes of universal human rights, fundamental freedoms, collaborative innovation, creative expression, and intellectual inquiry. Created by artist William T. Ayton, in collaboration with The New School’s Global Catalyst Senior Fellow, Diana Ayton-Shenker, New Babel was incubated in coordination with TNS  XReality Center, produced by Global Momenta and other supporting partners. 

The installation centerpiece is an AR skyscraper-tall structure, a colossal, six-tiered New Babel Tower soaring approximately 60 stories high (627’), representing humanity’s collective collaboration and aspiration of upholding a new world. Rooted in the ground of Union Square Park, the tower reaches up toward an emergent AR world, depicted as a multi-colored, diaphanous sphere, a revolving globe in the sky, hovering above New Babel. The globe’s surface is texture-mapped with Ayton’s original painting used on the book cover of A New Global Agenda by Diana Ayton-Shenker. 

The New World globe is 360’ in diameter, slightly exceeding the base of the tower, illuminating the sky above the interior of Square. New Babel’s central tower will be surrounded by additional AR art framing the perimeter of  Union Square Park with “Four Freedoms ReNewed,” a series of four AR billboards, and the “UDHR” wraparound banner of human rights. Freedoms ReNewed are large-scale, AR “billboard” panels flanking each side of the Square with an updated rendering of Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms: Freedom from Want, Freedom from Fear, Freedom of Expression, and Freedom of Thought.  An AR ribbon will wrap around the Square, encircling the central structure with the Ayton UDHR series of 30 images illuminating the 30 Articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (during its 70th Anniversary year).

How to see New Babel: 
New Babel is designed to be viewable via hand-held devices (phones, tablets, etc.) and accessed via poster-based scan codes distributed throughout the square, or through a pre-downloaded app. Access is free to the public.
 

Artists
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William T. Ayton

William T. Ayton is a British artist based in New York, born and raised in rural Yorkshire & Lancashire, England. Ayton attended Edinburgh College of Art where he studied Fine Arts (B.A. Honours in Drawing & Painting). After college, he lived & worked in Europe (Paris, Madrid, Edinburgh... Read More →



Tuesday October 1, 2019 1:00pm - 1:15pm EDT
Union Square

1:00pm EDT

Zine-Making in The New School Archives
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Make something new out of something old—literally! Visit The New School Archives and make a zine out of repurposed, duplicate,and weeded archival materials dating back to the 1950s.

While supplies last. There will be a special skills workshop on Tuesday, October 1 led by The New School graduate Ari Spool. All are welcome, no experience necessary. Space is limited to 15 participants per hour so be sure to signup!

Tuesday October 1, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
The New School Archives- Room 102, Lobby Level

2:00pm EDT

100 Years Bauhaus Modern
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Nicholas Fox Weber,  Executive Director of the Josef Albers Foundation and author of two books on the Bauhaus,  will outline the noble beginnings and lasting impact of the great institution, sharing not only its core philosophies and noted faculty but also its centennial birthday with The New School.


Tuesday October 1, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Starr Foundation Hall - UL102

2:00pm EDT

Open Dis[Courses]- Collaborative Theater Practice
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How do you create an atmosphere of safety and play so that everyone is inspired to take risks? What constitutes true and organic collaboration in a theater ensemble? What do the concepts of devised theater and site-specific theater mean? What are the historic and current practices employed to create and develop collaborative-based and ensemble-based pieces? Through a series of exercises, this course breaks down the barriers between the traditional theater disciplines (and each other), explores techniques for building ensembles of theater artists, teaches narrative from multiple points of view, and discovers the inspirational potential of non-traditional theater settings. The course culminate in presentations of group-developed theater pieces.

Faculty Organizer
avatar for Sherri Barber

Sherri Barber

Part-Time Faculty, School of Drama, MFA Directing '09


Tuesday October 1, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Arnhold Room 901

3:00pm EDT

A New Kind of Future: Global Insights into Transforming Your Career – and Your Life
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The New School’s Global Executive Master alumni and current cohorts share how their curiosity and desire to challenge the status quo led them through an 18-month learning journey.  Hear from these highly experienced professionals, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs who aim to be at the forefront of their industries in thinking, creating & designing the new products, services, user experiences & business models of the future.   These interactive talks will engage you in re-thinking the status quo and how it may end up re-imagining your own future of possibilities.

Moderator: Patrick Davis, Design Director, PwC
Speakers:
  • Fay Zhu Zhao, Range & Product Design Leader, Ikea (Virtual from Sweden)
  • Emily Arlington, Design Consultant, Fashion & Tech Industry
  • Alicia Geng, E-Commerce Manager, Armani

Tuesday October 1, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
The Bob and Sheila Hoerle Lecture Hall - UL105

3:00pm EDT

Art that Shifts Culture: A Design Workshop
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Learn about the creative process behind some of the most influential social justice artworks of our time and design your own with the help of Amplifier's Deputy Director, Cleo Barnett. Get inspiration from the strategic framework of Amplifier's media experiments and join a conversation about the power of art to shift culture.

All making materials will be provided along with light snacks and beverages. All experience levels welcome. 

Speakers
avatar for Cleo Barnett

Cleo Barnett

Curator, Artist and Creative Director
Cleo Barnett is a New Zealand American curator, artist and creative director. Currently based in Seattle, Washington, her practice explores the relationship between public space, storytelling, and human rights. Since 2016 Cleo has been a core member of the Amplifier team, a nonprofit design lab that builds art and media experiments to amplify the most important movements of our time.  As the Deputy Director, Cleo co-produces and co-creative directs multiple global public art campaigns including the iconic We The People campaign and education... Read More →


Tuesday October 1, 2019 3:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Klein Conference Room - A510

4:00pm EDT

What’s New? A Public Conversation on the “Tradition of the New"
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The New School was founded at a moment of sublime confidence in the Modernist conceit that history was aiming at a more perfect secular order for the ages. (The US dollar bill still carries this Latin motto, novus ordo seclorum, or, a new order for the ages.)

One hundred years ago, scholars, activists, and artists in entire domains of human endeavor—education, economics, and the social sciences; painting, design, and the performing arts—took a reflexive pride in being new, in testing limits, in helping to forge a revolutionary society of more perfect freedom and equality.

But is what's new always better than what already exists?

What if the very prestige accorded novelty in various human domains is best understood as an insidious ideology, a perverse byproduct of unleashed capitalism, a form of production that profits by creating, and then catering to, an ever-expanding variety of new wants, often for things nobody previously understood that they needed?

Speakers
avatar for Simon Critchley

Simon Critchley

Hans Jonas Professor Of Philosophy, The New School for Social Research
Simon Critchley is the Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy at The New School for Social Research. His work engages in many areas: continental philosophy, philosophy and literature, psychoanalysis, ethics, and political theory, among others. His most recent books include The Problem with Levinas and ABC of Impossibility, though he has written on... Read More →
avatar for Shelley Fox

Shelley Fox

Donna Karan Professor of Fashion, Director of MFA Fashion Design And Society, Parsons School of Design
Shelley Fox is the Donna Karan Professor of Fashion and the Director of the MFA Fashion Design and Society program at Parsons School of Design in New York. An award-winning designer, Fox has created numerous experimental and innovative collections that were sold internationally and... Read More →
avatar for Paul Goldberger

Paul Goldberger

Joseph Urban Professor Of Design, Parsons School of Design
Paul Goldberger is The New School University's Joseph Urban professor of design and the architecture critic for The New Yorker, where since 1997 he has written the magazine's celebrated "Sky Line" column. For 25 years he was the architecture critic for the New York Times where he... Read More →
avatar for James Miller

James Miller

Professor of Liberal Studies and Special Advisor To Provost, The New School for Social Research
James Miller is professor of Politics and Liberal Studies at the New School for Social Research. He is the author most recently of Can Democracy Work? A Short History of a Radical Idea from Ancient Athens to Our World (2018); and also the editor of the new English translation of Diogenes... Read More →


Tuesday October 1, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Starr Foundation Hall - UL102

4:00pm EDT

Master Your Memory
Limited Capacity seats available

Some of the most costly mistakes people make are the result of forgetfulness.

Every day, we’re sprinting to catch up with new technology, new people, new ideas. We live in a world of constant change — at school, at work, even in our personal lives. You may feel overwhelmed by the growing data overload and the need to learn and recall huge amounts of information. How can you stay on top and deal with it all?

In this session, Jim Kwik, a leading memory and brain performance expert, will share simple proven strategies that will allow you to succeed and thrive in the face of information overload. He will show you how to retain the ideas and insights you will be exposed to at this event.

Develop the ability to:
  • Remember the names of everyone you meet 
  • Master any subject or skill more quickly
  •  Eliminate mental fog, fatigue, and forgetfulness to improve your performance and increase your productivity 

In today's fast-changing knowledge economy, a top competitive advantage is the ability to remember. Get ready to upgrade your brain in a memory training you will never forget.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Kwik

Jim Kwik

Founder & CEO, Kwik Learning
Jim Kwik (his real name) is the founder of Kwik Learning and a widely recognized world expert in speed-reading, memory improvement, brain performance, and accelerated learning. For over two decades he has served as the brain coach to many of the world’s leading C-suite executives... Read More →


Tuesday October 1, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Tishman Auditorium - U100

4:00pm EDT

Open Dis[Courses]- Collaborating In and Beyond Music
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This class explores how performing musicians coordinate and improvise with each other on musical material, timing, expressivity, rhythm, and other musical features; how collaboration varies in different genres and forms of music-making; and how musical collaboration connects with the ways people coordinate and improvise in other performing arts and in other arenas of life—in spontaneous casual conversations, creative group projects, business meetings, moving in crowds, and more. This class is informed by findings in psychology, linguistics, and ethnography as well as the lived experience of working musicians. It also considers how collaborative roles include audiences as well as performers. Lectures include live performances and demonstrations as well as discussion of published research, and assignments require students to participate in and analyze collaborative processes systematically. The course is designed to be useful for students with and without previous musical training.

Faculty Organizer
avatar for Michael Schober

Michael Schober

Professor of Psychology, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts
Michael Schober’s academic background is in cognitive psychology (Ph.D., Stanford University, 1990) and cognitive science (Sc.B., Brown University, 1986). He is currently Professor of Psychology and Associate Provost for Research. From 2006-2013 he was dean of the NSSR. From 20... Read More →


Tuesday October 1, 2019 4:00pm - 5:15pm EDT
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center - I202

4:00pm EDT

Open Dis[Courses]- New School Histories
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When The New School for Social Research opened its doors 100 years ago, it offered courses in the social sciences and public affairs—and a new vision of higher education. It was not a university; it did not offer degrees. The founders thought that people would come to the school for “no other purpose than to learn.” A century later, The New School has changed in almost every way. Design, the arts, a spirit of activism, and degree programs dominate. But the university continues to strive to offer disciplinary experimentation, political involvement, and a global lens that provides a critical perspective on higher education. In what ways have these values been realized (or not), and how? This course constructs answers to these questions by assembling a history of the university from scrapbooks of newspaper articles, memoirs, artwork, and interviews. The basis of the course is the academic and artistic works of The New School’s faculty and students since its establishment. Participants join in university centenary activities throughout the semester.

Speakers
avatar for Julia Foulkes

Julia Foulkes

Professor of History, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts
Julia Foulkes investigates interdisciplinary questions about the arts, urban studies, and history in her research and teaching. Professor Foulkes's most recent book, A Place for Us: West Side Story and New York (2016), examines what this legendary musical and film reveal about mid 20th century New York. She has curated an exhibition marking the 100th birthday of Jerome Robbins that focuses on his relation to New York: Voice of My City: Jerome Robbins and New York, at New York Public Library... Read More →
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Mark Larrimore

Associate Professor of Religion, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts
Mark Larrimore directs the Religious Studies curriculum at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School. He is the author of The Book of Job: A Biography (2013) and editor of The Problem of Evil: A Reader (2001), The German Invention of Race with Sara Figal, (2006) and Queer... Read More →


Tuesday October 1, 2019 4:00pm - 5:15pm EDT
Lecture Hall - UL104

4:00pm EDT

Open Dis[Courses]- Post Truth and Politics
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Post-Truth and Politics is a course that has grown out of the study of propaganda and public relations as media and political tools. Post-Truth—as a recent explosion of political culture in which debate is framed by appeals to emotion disconnected from the details of policy or impartial information—requires a careful examination. Is it political spin, wishful thinking, mass myth, art of evasion, or simple lying, based on “fake news” and “alternative facts”? There are repeated unverified assertions to which factual rebuttals are ignored, and people are compelled to believe something regardless of evidence. How do these differ from previous examples of political lying? There was, of course, Plato’s “noble lie,” aand Machiavelli’s counsel that a good prince must be “a great pretender and dissembler.” What makes post-truth different from past political manipulations—including that of propaganda—is communicative abundance. This enables messages to be sent and received through multiple user points, in a chosen time, real or delayed, within global networks that are unregulated, affordable, and accessible to billions of people. In this new era, Marshall McLuhan’s famous formula—"the medium is the message" distributed in a “global village” without restraint—has reached a new level of boundlessness. The message is based on a deliverer’s whim, and itself becomes the medium. We will investigate how post-truth politics is manifested in various political cultures, among them the USA, the UK, India, Turkey, Austria, Germany, Poland, and Russia.

Faculty Organizer
avatar for Nina Khrushcheva

Nina Khrushcheva

Professor of International Affairs, Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs of International Affairs
Nina Khrushcheva is a professor in the Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs of International Affairs at The New School. She is a senior fellow of the World Policy Institute and an editor of and a contributor to Project Syndicate: Association of Newspapers Around the World. After receiving... Read More →


Tuesday October 1, 2019 4:00pm - 5:50pm EDT
Room: 713

5:00pm EDT

THE GREAT HACK: Film Screening + Conversation
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THE GREAT HACK’s main subjects include Parsons’ own David Carroll who ventured to get inside the truth of Cambridge Analytica’s vaunted but controversial claims on a fact-finding mission that got personal when it came down to recovering his own complete personal data file.

Join us for a conversation with filmmakers Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim and subject, David Caroll moderated by The Open Mind’s Alexander Heffner, followed by a screening of THE GREAT HACK.

About the Film:

Data has surpassed oil as the world’s most valuable asset. It’s being weaponized to wage cultural and political warfare. People everywhere are in a battle for control of our most intimate personal details. From award-winning filmmakers Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim, THE GREAT HACK uncovers the dark world of data exploitation with astounding access to the personal journeys of key players on different sides of the explosive Cambridge Analytica/Facebook data scandal.

Academy-Award nominees Amer and Noujaim (The Square, Control Room, Startup.com) continue their tradition of exploring the seismic ripples of social media with this riveting, complex film. THE GREAT HACK forces us to question the origin of the information we consume daily. What do we give up when we tap that phone or keyboard and share ourselves in the digital age?

Speakers
avatar for Jehane Noujaim

Jehane Noujaim

Filmmaker, The Great Hack
Jehane Noujaim is an Academy Award-nominated director whose complex yet emotionally universal films reveal the extraordinary endeavors of everyday people. She directed and produced the feature documentaries, Startup.com (2001) with Chris Hegedus, Control Room (2004), Rafea: Solar... Read More →
avatar for Karim Amer

Karim Amer

Filmmaker, The Great Hack
Karim Amer is an Egyptian-American filmmaker based in New York City best known for producing the documentary, The Square (AL MIDAN) (2013). The film was nominated for an Academy Award and received Emmy Awards for Directing, Cinematography, and Editing in 2014. Karim also produced... Read More →
avatar for David Carroll

David Carroll

Associate Professor of Media Design, Parsons School pf Design
David Carroll is associate professor of media design and former Director of the MFA Design and Technology graduate program at the School of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons School of Design at The New School. He is known for legally challenging Cambridge Analytica and related... Read More →


Tuesday October 1, 2019 5:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Kellen Auditorium

5:30pm EDT

Celebration of Research: The New School Research Symposium 2019
The people within The New School ecosystem and our communities of practice matter. This symposium acknowledges the work of researchers and creative practitioners.  All faculty, students, and staff and the public are welcome.

Fall 2019 Symposium Presenters: 
  • Diane Moser - Waterbirds: Environmental Dialogues Through Music
Composer/pianist Diane Moser created a 50 minute music composition for her Birdsong Trio comprised of bassist Ken Filiano and flutist Anton Denner, incorporating field recordings that focus on coastal and wetlands birds and their disappearing habitats in and around New Jersey and New York.
  • Harpreet Sareen - Plantae Agrestis: A Self-Organizing Distributed Garden driven with Plant Signals
In collaboration with Tower Hill Botanical Garden (Boston), ‘Plantae Agrestis’ is an installation wherein the control mechanisms lie with the plants. A number of plants in a conservatory of Botanical Garden are connected to robotic equipment and left to self-organize. Rather than stationary plants, this leads to a constantly rearranging layout of a conservatory controlled by the plants themselves. The installation, a preview of the future technological plant society, is meant to show the capabilities of nature and mechanisms to design with and for it.
  • Philip Dray - A Lynching at Port Jervis: Racial Violence, Response and Reform in New York City's Gilded Age
The 1892 spectacle lynching in Port Jervis NY of Robert Lewis, a 28-year old African-American hotel worker accused of a sexual assault, shook the nation. Such mob violence was unprecedented in a quiet upstate burg only 65 miles from Manhattan. The incident changed the national narrative on race, for it spoke unmistakably of the insidiousness and geographic ubiquity of racial intolerance. This project views it as an augury of many fierce injustices with which, in 2019, we still contend.
  • Julia Foulkes - Culture City: The Arts and Everyday Life in New York.  
This book examines New York in the postwar period, when the consolidation of a municipal cultural policy shifted the debate about the arts from established institutions to activities on the streets, from buildings to outdoor spaces, and from rehearsed performances and crafted artworks to spectacles of the everyday. Under the direction of Principal Investigator Julia Foulkes, History.

  • Arta Yazdanseta - Green Wall Cooling System
This investigation is a collaborative approach that builds upon previously published research by Dr. Yazdanseta. That research provided a method for designing vining green-walls so as to utilize their free transpiration cooling power to reduce the cooling loads of buildings. This study aims to optimize that method by introducing a performative support structure using ceramic 3D printing technology.


Speakers
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Julia Foulkes

Professor of History, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts
Julia Foulkes investigates interdisciplinary questions about the arts, urban studies, and history in her research and teaching. Professor Foulkes's most recent book, A Place for Us: West Side Story and New York (2016), examines what this legendary musical and film reveal about mid 20th century New York. She has curated an exhibition marking the 100th birthday of Jerome Robbins that focuses on his relation to New York: Voice of My City: Jerome Robbins and New York, at New York Public Library... Read More →
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Arta Yazdanseta

Assistant Professor of Environmental Technologies, Parsons School of Design
Arta Yazdanseta is a LEED certified architect, environmental designer, consultant, and educator. Her doctoral investigations at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) and Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities are in the field of thermodynamic materialism, which is an... Read More →
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Diane Moser

Assistant Professor, School of Jazz and Contemporary Music, College of Performing Arts
Diane Moser works as a featured performer and composer throughout the US with jazz ensembles, big bands, orchestras, chamber music ensembles, dance companies, theater companies and film. She is the musical director/pianist/contributing composer of Diane Moser’s Composers Big Band... Read More →
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Harpreet Sareen

Assistant Professor, Interaction and Media Design, Parsons School of Design
Harpreet Sareen is a visual artist and HCI researcher focused on building artifacts and ecologies for new hybrid realities. He seeks to identify elements of versatility in the digital world and blend them in novel ways with the traditionally immutable physical world. To this end... Read More →
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Philip Dray

Adjunct Professor of Journalism and Design, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts


Tuesday October 1, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm EDT
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center - I202

6:00pm EDT

Artist Talk: Dustin Yellin of Pioneer Works
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Dustin Yellin will share highlights from his career as an artist, the founding and growth of his cultural institution, Pioneer Works, the importance of community building, and his latest visionary public art monument, “The Bridge”.

Speakers
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Dustin Yellin

Dustin Yellin (B. 1975, California) is an artist who lives in Brooklyn, New York, and is the founder and director of Pioneer Works, a multidisciplinary cultural center in Red Hook, Brooklyn that builds community through the arts and sciences to create an open and inspired world. In... Read More →


Tuesday October 1, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Wollman Hall - B500

6:00pm EDT

The New Approach to Inspiring Women and Girls in Tech
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A conversation with Reshma Saujani and Janaye Ingram about elevating bravery, change-making, and inclusion to drive diversity in tech and transform the workforce of tomorrow.

Speakers
avatar for Reshma Saujani

Reshma Saujani

Founder and CEO, Girls Who Code
Reshma Saujani is the founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, the international nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a computer programmer looks like and does. She is the author of the international bestseller Brave, Not Perfect... Read More →
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Janaye Ingram

MS Non Profit Management '09, Director of National Partnerships, AirBnB
Called an “impressive leader who plays an important role in our progress toward the mountaintop,” by First Lady Michelle Obama, Janaye Ingram is the Director of National Partnerships for Airbnb, a home-sharing platform that connects travelers with unique homes and experiences... Read More →


Tuesday October 1, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Tishman Auditorium - U100

6:30pm EDT

The Entrepreneurial Genome Project - Opening Reception
Immerse yourself in an interactive installation created by Parsons Entrepreneurial Lab (ELab), and learn about the social and cultural impact of entrepreneurship at The New School.

The Entrepreneurial Genome Project installation, designed by Parsons ELab, showcases The New School's entrepreneurial network and its work. Join us and find like-minded peers, learn about entrepreneurship at The New School, and be inspired by the cultural, social, and economic changes these efforts have brought about in New York City and the world.

Tuesday October 1, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm EDT
Event Café - UL103

6:30pm EDT

100+13: A Conversation about Interior Design at Parsons
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Hear Parsons alumni and interior design program directors discuss the exhibition 100 +13. Attendees have the chance to see the exhibition and speak directly to the student designers about their work. Join us as we toast interior design at Parsons and the centennial of The New School.

Tuesday October 1, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
Glass Corner Gallery

7:00pm EDT

Meyer Schapiro and the New School: From the Popular Front to the Cold War
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In the winter of 1937, Meyer Schapiro published a critical review, “Nature of Abstract Art,” in the Marxist Quarterly, organ of the self-styled American Marxist Association, which had an address on West 90th Street. This review achieved almost legendary reputation among art historians as a critical demolition of formalist interpretations of modern art. Beginning in the 1970s, a new wave of social historians of art interested in Schapiro’s Marxist past noted that he had already mooted basic theses of “Nature of Abstract Art” in a paper read at the First American Artists’ Congress on February 15, 1936 in The New School for Social Research. The American Artists Congress was a communist front organization and its foundation can be understood as a manifestation of the Communist Party’s Popular Front strategy. What has passed largely unnoticed is that Schapiro had actually advanced the same arguments in the fall of 1935 in a course of six lectures, “The Content of Modern Art,” at the New School. This lecture reconstitutes Schapiro’s 1935 course from his notes and considers his arguments in relation to the politics of the moment. It also sets it against Schapiro’s later lecture courses at The New School from the 1940s and 1950s and consider them as an index of the changing political situation and his responses to it.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Hemingway

Andrew Hemingway

Professor Emeritus in History of Art at University College London
Andrew Hemingway is Professor Emeritus in History of Art at University College London, where he taught from 1987 to his retirement in 2010. He has held visiting appointments at Northwestern University, the City University of New York, and the Freie Universität in Berlin. Hemingway... Read More →


Tuesday October 1, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
The Bob and Sheila Hoerle Lecture Hall - UL105

7:00pm EDT

F***, We're Alive! A Hundred Years of Sex, Drugs, and Revolution
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"There is no document of civilization that is not at the same time a document of barbarism," wrote Walter Benjamin. Excavating the Benjaminian epoch of Weimar Berlin, F***, We’re Alive!, a radical reconception of Ernst Toller’s play Hoppla, wir leben! by the LUDZ collective, is a leap into the past, an exploration of the barbarism that has always lain just beneath the surface of modern culture. Toller’s incendiary play depicts Berlin between 1919 and 1927—a society marked by sexual promiscuity and drug abuse, as well as Germany's first failed attempts at democracy, following its failed revolution. Erwin Piscator’s original staging of the play, a multimedia spectacle incorporating film, projection, cabaret songs, and erotic dance, scandalized both city and nation. Now receiving its U.S. premiere, Toller and Piscator's thrilling indictment of the politico-military-industrial complex remains frighteningly relevant in today's tumultuous political times. It is only through constant struggle against power, suggest Toller and Piscator, that we truly live.

This performance offers viewers a rare chance to experience the vision of the legendary Piscator, mentor of Brecht and father of epic theater, whose Dramatic Workshop at The New School incubated a generation of the American avant-garde, and of Toller, an expressionist poet, revolutionary socialist, and antiwar activist whose life ended tragically in New York at the outbreak of World War II.

Listen to WSNR The New School Radio's feature on Erwin Piscatore here!

Speakers and performers:
Zishan Ugurlu, Drew Lichtenberg, Lloyd Huber, Ulrich Lehmann, CultureHub, and guests.

Tuesday October 1, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
The Auditorium - A106

7:00pm EDT

Open Dis[Courses] - Futures: Fashion Communication
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This course explores emerging technology in the fashion industry. Students learn how brands assess existing consumer journeys as well as build new consumer journeys through identification of key pain points, and suggest innovative technologies to problem solve and enhance consumer experiences. Students explore the potential application of artificial intelligence (AI), Blockchain, voice and messaging, AR, and VR; and context-aware tech in creating marketing and communication strategies and enhancing convenience and personalized products and services for consumers. Students come to understand how these technologies, new ways of communicating, and innovative user journeys are supported and driven by insights, trends, and other sources of user data in order to build compelling and frictionless digital experiences and narratives. Case studies and industry speakers allow students to link theory to practice using data and participate in developing tech recommendations for fashion companies.

Tuesday October 1, 2019 7:00pm - 9:40pm EDT
U 311

7:30pm EDT

A New Safe World: A Conversation with Tarana Burke and Samhita Mukhopadhyay
Limited Capacity seats available

She set the “ME TOO” movement in motion, making the world aware of the pervasiveness of the sexual harassment, abuse and violence that plagues our society. Tarana J. Burke shares what a new generation needs to do and say, to advocate and create a safer world for everyone. An interactive discussion guided by executive editor of Teen Vogue, Samhita Mukhopadhya.

Speakers
avatar for Samhita Mukhopadhyay

Samhita Mukhopadhyay

Teen Vogue, executive editor
Samhita Mukhopadhyay is executive editor of Teen Vogue. Samhita formerly served as senior editorial director at Mic and is the former executive editor of Feministing.com. She is the co-editor of Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance and Revolution in Trump's America and the author of... Read More →
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Tarana Burke

Founder of the 'me too' Movement
For more than 25 years, activist and advocate Tarana J. Burke has worked at the intersection of racial justice and sexual violence. Fueled by commitments to interrupt sexual violence and other systemic inequalities disproportionately impacting marginalized people, particularly black... Read More →


Tuesday October 1, 2019 7:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
Tishman Auditorium - U100

7:30pm EDT

“UnCaged” : Sonatas and (New) Interludes
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John Cage’s prepared-piano masterpiece, “Sonatas and Interludes,” with a twist: four newly-commissioned interludes, written by four stellar New York City composers.

Pianists:
Ariela Bohrod
Albert Newberry
Lara Saldanha
Menglu Lin

Composers:
Daniel Felsenfeld
Angélica Negrón
Eleonor Sandresky
Justin Hines


About The Program:

Arguably the most influential (and controversial) artistic figure of the past 100 years, John Cage composed his prepared-piano epic “Sonatas & Interludes” from 1946-48. Unlike much of his previous music, Sonatas and Interludes quickly found an audience. The 65-minute piece became Cage’s first true critical success as a composer. Within three years of completion, Sonatas and Interludes had been performed around the world, and had given Cage’s career a noticeable boost. Even the hotheaded French composer Pierre Boulez expressed sincere admiration for the work. No small feat.

Sonatas and Interludes contains written, detailed instructions for how the different notes (45) are to be “prepared.” The pianist is to attach screws, bolts, nuts, and pieces of rubber & plastic to the strings, all of which alters the sound of the instrument drastically. Different preparations achieve different sounds. Some notes sound bell-like, some are percussive and pitch-less, while many strike a middle ground in different ways.

John Cage was heavily influenced by the emotions & moods associated with Hindu aesthetics. Although Cage left it vague, each movement of Sonatas and Interludes reflects one of those eight emotions: heroism, wonder, sorrow, fear, anger, eroticism, mirth, and tranquility.

In 2017, a series I co-run called the Rite of Summer Music Festival, knew we wanted to present an afternoon of the music of John Cage. Since my festival co-partner and I are both pianists, I thought the two of us could split Sonatas and Interludes in half for an outdoor audience on Governors Island.

But Pam (my co-partner) and I are also fiercely committed to the commissioning of new works. So, we asked four of our favorite NYC composers to write new Interludes. What they came up with And for some reason, four pianists seemed like more of a celebration fun than two. So we invited two close piano friends to join us in the world premiere, Phyllis Chen and Anthony deMere. The premiere happened in July 2017 on Governors Island.

By commissioning new music to be inserted into the piece, Pam and I were not trying to “better” or “one-up” Cage’s work. (Sonatas and Interludes is a near-perfect work in every way. Nothing we do would ever change that.) We decided to keep the vast majority of the original Cage piece intact. But, we wanted a 21st-century update, on this piece that has had such a profound effect on music of so many different styles.

Prepared-piano is much more common now than it was, say, 50 or 60 years ago. It is definitely no longer a “fringe thing.” One hears it in HBO scores, in electronic music of all sorts, and in wide swaths of contemporary-classical music of the 21st-century. Pam and I were really curious to know what composers had to say at the prepared piano, on this bizarrely decorated instrument, 70 years after Sonatas and Interludes was composed.

Using Cage as a reference and a jumping-off point; Danny, Eleonor, Angélica, and Justin all wrote amazing, and very different, Interludes. We hope you enjoy the performance. Please stick around for the silence, and the short Q and A.

- Blair McMillen


Faculty Organizer
avatar for Blair McMillen

Blair McMillen

Part- Time Lecturer, Mannes School Of Music
Blair McMillen has established himself as one of the most versatile and sought-after pianists today.  He leads a multifarious musical life as a soloist, chamber musician, new-music champion, and pedagogue.  As a pianist, Blair champions living composers among others, and he has... Read More →


Tuesday October 1, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
Ernst C. Stiefel Hall - I400

8:30pm EDT

The Stone featuring Brian Marsella '00
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Performers: 
Brian Marsella (piano, keys)
Jon Irabagon (saxes)

Artists
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Brian Marsella

Musician, BFA Jazz/Contemporary Music '00
Brian Marsella has risen to the top ranks of NYC jazz pianists. A Philadelphia native, Marsella moved to New York in 1998 and has been touring and recording consistently since. Currently Marsella has released 11 albums as a leader or co-leader. His projects include the large ensembles... Read More →


Tuesday October 1, 2019 8:30pm - 11:00pm EDT
Glassbox Theatre - I100
 
Wednesday, October 2
 

9:00am EDT

Walking Meditation with Diana Ayton-Shenker
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Start your day with walking meditation lead by Global Catalyst Senior Fellow, Diana Ayton-Shenker. Please meet her outside the main doors of the University Center at 63 5th Avenue.

Wednesday October 2, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
The New School

9:00am EDT

Open Dis[Courses] - Creative Research Studies: The Teaching Artist
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This Methods Module will focus on arts education and is coupled with a Collaborative Research Studi (CRS): Projects course. CRS combines research and civic engagement to offer an experiential, community partnership-based research project that requires work both inside the classroom and in the field to create positive change. Each CRS focuses on a specific type of research method and a specific community or constituency in the metro New York City area. Participants learn skills that allow them to do research, which inform both their understanding of contemporary civic and community challenges and their performative practice. This class allows students to answer the following questions: What is the intersection of theater practice/dramaturgic research methods and civic engagement? How can I use my dramatic arts techniques, skills, and design thinking to create positive change inside and outside of the theater environment? Students are challenged in this class to work independently and collaboratively with community members. They are also guided step-by-step through the research and creative processes, from qualitative and field research to concept visualization and evaluation.

Faculty Organizer
avatar for Anne Montgomery

Anne Montgomery

Lecturer, School of Drama


Wednesday October 2, 2019 9:00am - 11:30am EDT
Arnhold 909

9:00am EDT

Open Dis[Courses]- Aesthetic Inquiry 1: Towards Perception
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This is an introduction to aesthetic inquiry. In this course you will become familiar with the work of Maxine Greene and other philosophers and critics who have analyzed the role of art and art-making in society. Greene says that aesthetic inquiry is “an intentional undertaking designed to nurture appreciative, reflective, cultural, participatory engagements with the arts by enabling learners to notice what is there to be noticed, and to lend works of art to their lives in such a way that they can achieve them as variously meaningful. When this happens, new connections are made in experience: new patterns are formed, new vistas are opened. Learn to see, interpret, and engage in critical discussion about art and artistic practice across many media (including, painting and drawing, film, poetry, music, dance, and theater).

Faculty Organizer
avatar for Jean E. Taylor

Jean E. Taylor

Part-Time Assistant Professor, School of Drama
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Joseph Dunn

Lecturer, School of Drama


Wednesday October 2, 2019 9:00am - 11:30am EDT
Arnhold Room 930

9:00am EDT

Open Dis[Courses] - Black Mirror: Five Minutes into the Future
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This seminar takes the horrors of the dystopian UK television series Black Mirror as a jumping-off point to investigate day-to-day digital culture in the 21st-century. We will research our conflicted relationship with dominant platforms and businesses through the lens of themes including: “fake news” and cybercrime; social media fame, Instagram, emotional labor, and reputation; device addiction, algorithmic control, identity, and anxiety; life logging and digital memory; the dark web, anonymity, and Blockchain; immediacy and digital sex; digital self; defense and government-backed privacy tools; privacy and the privilege of being offline; trolling and cyber bullying; political organizing and resistance. Rather than blaming technologies for our woes, this course will occupy the vibrant space between dystopian and Pollyannaish visions of the future.

Speakers
avatar for Trebor Sholtz

Trebor Sholtz

The New School, Associate Professor
Trebor Scholz is a scholar-activist and Associate Professor for Culture & Media at The New School in New York City. His book Uber-Worked and Underpaid. How Workers Are Disrupting the Digital Economy (Polity, 2016) develops an analysis of the challenges posed by digital labor an... Read More →


Wednesday October 2, 2019 9:00am - 11:40am EDT
Amphitheater - A404

10:00am EDT

How Creativity, Innovation and Community Can Disrupt Society for the Better
Limited Capacity seats available

Miki and Radha Agrawal — identical twins and founders of Wild, THINX, Daybreaker, TUSHY, Museum of Dance, and LiveItUp — share hard-won wisdom on building their brands and creating community using disruptive innovation. They recount childhood stories that shaped them both individually and collectively. Miki and Radha also open up about how they navigated the ups and downs of developing initiatives that make a difference in the world, handle motherhood and hard-charging entrepreneurship, and continue to find inspiration through it all.


Speakers
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Radha Agrawal

Co-Founder, CEO and Chief Community Architect of Daybreaker
Radha Agrawal is a community force. She is the co-Founder, CEO and Chief Community Architect of Daybreaker, the early morning dance and wellness move-ment that currently holds events in 25 cities and over a dozen college campuses around the world with a community of almost half a million people. She is a successful entrepreneur (Co-Founder THINX, LiveItUp), author, speaker, DJ, inventor... Read More →
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Miki Agrawal

Social Entrepreneur, Founder of TUSHY
Miki Agrawal is a serial social entrepreneur. She was the recipient of The Tribeca Film Festival’s “Disruptive Innovation Award”, she was named “2017 Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum”, “Social Entrepreneur of the Year” by the World Technology Summit, she was one of INC... Read More →


Wednesday October 2, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Tishman Auditorium - U100

10:00am EDT

Haus of Sweat
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Part performance, part therapy, part dance party; Haus of Sweat workshops guide participants on a theatrical (and sweaty) ride to embodied empowerment. Our mission is to shed emotional weight by Moving As One.

Haus of Sweat combines iconic and timeless pop music, vintage fashion, and the art of aerobic dancing to sweat out the demons and dance into radical self love. Participants will learn how to body roll, booty pop, serve the curve, and dominate the dance floor! Workshops integrate dance techniques, performance persona development, club culture, and embodiment practices into a cathartic experience where sweat becomes our collective source of power.

All levels, all bodies welcome. Dress to express, wear sneakers and bring H2O.

Keep updated and inspired @hausofsweat

Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Soudan (VIVA)

Vanessa Soudan (VIVA)

Artist & Movement Guide, Founder of Haus of Sweat, BA Liberal Arts ‘08
VIVA is the pseudonym for Queens-based choreographer, performer, and movement director Vanessa Soudan. She is a graduate of Eugene Lang at The New School where she studied performance theory and dance. In service of facilitating bodily autonomy to the masses she has studied movement... Read More →


Wednesday October 2, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Wollman Hall - B500

10:00am EDT

Art that Shifts Culture: A Design Workshop
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Learn about the creative process behind some of the most influential social justice artworks of our time and design your own with the help of Amplifier's Deputy Director, Cleo Barnett. Get inspiration from the strategic framework of Amplifier's media experiments and join a conversation about the power of art to shift culture.

All making materials will be provided along with light snacks and beverages. All experience levels welcome. 

Speakers
avatar for Cleo Barnett

Cleo Barnett

Curator, Artist and Creative Director
Cleo Barnett is a New Zealand American curator, artist and creative director. Currently based in Seattle, Washington, her practice explores the relationship between public space, storytelling, and human rights. Since 2016 Cleo has been a core member of the Amplifier team, a nonprofit design lab that builds art and media experiments to amplify the most important movements of our time.  As the Deputy Director, Cleo co-produces and co-creative directs multiple global public art campaigns including the iconic We The People campaign and education... Read More →


Wednesday October 2, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Klein Conference Room - A510

10:15am EDT

Open Dis[Courses]- Quantitative Reasoning 1
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This course is designed to help students gain an understanding of fundamental numerical and quantitative skills and their application to everyday life. The focus is on applying basic mathematical concepts to solve real-world problems, and to develop skills in interpreting and working with data so that students are able to function effectively as professionals and engaged citizens. Topics include problem-solving and back-of-the-envelope calculations, unit conversions and estimation, percentages and compound interest, linear and other models, data interpretation, analysis, and visualization, basic principles of probability, and an introduction to quantitative research and statistics. Another important objective of the course is a clear introduction to and a development of appropriate working knowledge of Microsoft Excel as well as some of the software’s most common applications in a variety of contexts.

Faculty Organizer
avatar for Carol Overby

Carol Overby

Associate Professor of Strategic Design And Management, Parsons School of Design
Carol Overby's experience as financial consultant to creative industries enriches her teaching of management skills in the BBA program. She is fascinated by the many ways that individuals (mis)understand finance and numbers, and co-founded the Visualizing Finance Lab to research ways... Read More →


Wednesday October 2, 2019 10:15am - 11:30am EDT
Room 1013

10:30am EDT

Equity and Access in Higher Education
Limited Capacity seats available

College tuition has risen at more than double the rate of inflation over the last 20 years, and student debt is disproportionately burdened by low-income students, first-generation college students, students with disabilities, and students of color. What new approaches can be effective in increasing access to higher education, specifically design education--at the grassroots, institutional, national, and global scales?

This panel addresses the ethical issues facing higher education in relation to issues of access and student debt. It explores how the structures of higher education may contribute to and reproduce systemic inequalities, addresses some of the ways educators are resisting the status quo in creative ways, and proposes some new paths forward to ensure more equitable access and support for students.

Speakers
avatar for Alan Collinge

Alan Collinge

Founder of Student Loan Justice and author of The Student Loan Scam: The Most Oppressive Debt in U.S. History and How We Can Fight Back.
avatar for Nadia Williams

Nadia Williams

Assistant Professor of Diversity and Inclusion and Director of the Parsons Scholars Program, Parsons School of Design
avatar for Nick Figueroa

Nick Figueroa

Executive Director, College Visions
avatar for Sugeni Pérez-Sadler

Sugeni Pérez-Sadler

Senior Director, Postsecondary Policy Office of Safety and Youth Development

Faculty Organizer
avatar for Rachel Schreiber

Rachel Schreiber

Executive Dean, Parsons School of Design, The New School
Dr. Rachel Schreiber joined The New School as Executive Dean of Parsons School of Design in July 2019, following more than 22 years in senior leadership and faculty roles at the San Francisco Art Institute, California College of the Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art, and other... Read More →


Wednesday October 2, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center - I202

11:00am EDT

Zine-Making in The New School Archives
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Make something new out of something old—literally! Visit The New School Archives and make a zine out of repurposed, duplicate,and weeded archival materials dating back to the 1950s.

While supplies last. There will be a special skills workshop on Tuesday, October 1 led by The New School graduate Ari Spool. All are welcome, no experience necessary. Space is limited to 15 participants per hour so be sure to signup!

Wednesday October 2, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
The New School Archives- Room 102, Lobby Level

11:00am EDT

Public Engagement in the Digital Age: Facilitating Deliberative Democracy
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Alexa, what should the government consider in rezoning the downtown?
Siri, what do the arts have to do with addressing climate change?
Google, is public discourse a commodity?
For those concerned with improving the quality of democratic engagement globally, come join the conversation with a roundtable of international experts on varied in-person and online forms of public engagement.
Engagement in the world, be it the neighborhood or the global commons, is a human experience. Humans are drawn to interactive engagement with others. Whether in the form of artistic movement, user-centric technology, or citizen assemblies, explore which tools and configurations most strategically nurture and sustain civil societies in the digital age.
This roundtable invites students to proactively make democratic deliberation an accessible, adaptable routine.

Speakers
avatar for Carolina Rossini

Carolina Rossini

Founder and Principal, iNova Advisors and Partners
Carolina Rossini has over 20 years of experience in technology law and policy, including ICT for development, internet, intellectual property, open innovation, and telecommunications. She is the founder of iNova Partners Consulting - assisting non-profits in executing effective and... Read More →

Faculty Organizer
avatar for Melanie Beth Oliviero

Melanie Beth Oliviero

Part-Time Faculty, Schools of Public Engagement
Melanie Beth Oliviero is a senior level strategist and educator with global and grassroots experience.  She offers expertise working with private and public sector to advance strategic planning, organizational development, and advocacy efforts, especially those involving collaborative... Read More →


Wednesday October 2, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Starr Foundation Hall - UL102

12:00pm EDT

Zine-Making in The New School Archives
Limited Capacity full
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Make something new out of something old—literally! Visit The New School Archives and make a zine out of repurposed, duplicate,and weeded archival materials dating back to the 1950s.

While supplies last. There will be a special skills workshop on Tuesday, October 1 led by The New School graduate Ari Spool. All are welcome, no experience necessary. Space is limited to 15 participants per hour so be sure to signup!

Wednesday October 2, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
The New School Archives- Room 102, Lobby Level

12:00pm EDT

Intelligence to Inform Public Life: Roundtables by Public Seminar
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"The Performance of Transgender Inclusion" by Jen Manion

In this piece, Jen Manion critically considers “the pronoun go-round and the new gender binary,” in opposition to those “who righteously assert compulsory pronoun identification on everyone in the room and then never speak another word about transgender issues, rights, or people.” Jen Manion is an associate professor of history at Amherst College and the author of Liberty's Prisoners: Carceral Culture in Early America (2015), for which she received the inaugural Mary Kelley Best Book Prize from the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic. Manion is also an editor of Taking Back the Academy! History of Activism, History as Activism (2004) and has published nearly three dozen essays and reviews in U.S. histories of gender and sexuality.


Public Seminar is an innovative online platform drawing on great university ideals and working to strengthen and extend these ideals, not to replace them. Based on the founding traditions of academic freedom, critical scholarship, and public engagement of the original The New School for Social Research (1919) and its University in Exile (1933), this course seeks to inform debate about the pressing issues of current times and create a global intellectual commons. An independent project of The New School Publishing Initiative, Public Seminar is produced by The New School faculty, students, and staff, and supported by colleagues and collaborators around the globe.

In this series of pubic editorial discussions, participants review, over lunch, three essays on pressing issues of our times with authors, and then think together with them how society should explore those issues in future essays in order to properly inform public debate.

Wednesday October 2, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
U502 / 503

12:00pm EDT

The Future of Writing: The Editors on 12th Street
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Student editors of the award-winning literary journal 12th Street host an interactive event exploring the possibilities for engaging with contemporary culture, art, and politics. 12th Street is the publication of the Riggio Writing & Democracy Program for Undergraduate Writers at The New School.

Wednesday October 2, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Amphitheater - A404

12:00pm EDT

Open Dis[Courses]- Lateness and Late Style
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Lateness and Late Style” explores how and what artists create at the end of their lives, looking closely at final works, particularly those made under the pressures of terminal illness. Using the posthumous publication On Late Style by Edward Said as a central text, this class asks how artists approach mortality: do they begin to work in a new or unexpected style; do they attend to their own posterity through archiving or even re-writing their own history; or do they do both? Students will focus on Adorno’s and Said’s influential ideas of “late style,” which propose that certain artists produce their most confrontational work toward their end; examine what constitutes “late style” versus final work, and how late style can be separated from biography; and investigate the category of “lateness” as a mode of resistance to the onslaught of the present. Over the course of the semester we will consider a broad range of artists and writers, including Beethoven, Shakespeare, Willem de Kooning, Robert Morris, Barbara Hammer, Susan Sontag, and Joan Didion.

Wednesday October 2, 2019 12:00pm - 1:40pm EDT
Room 713

12:00pm EDT

Open Dis[Courses]- Classical Studio
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Classical Studio 1.1/1.2 is a project-based, two-semester course for directors and actors in their second year focused on developing the skills necessary to direct a play by William Shakespeare. The course begins with an examination of the processes of rehearsal, starting with text analysis, early staging, and the honing of textually specific and physically engaged acting. Directors each select a play which they spend the fall semester adapting for a small cast and to be performed in an hour. The spring semester focuses on methods of rehearsal as each adaptation is mounted for performance at the end of the semester.

Faculty Organizer
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Scott Whitehurst

Part-Time Lecturer, School of Drama
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Stephen Brown-Fried

Assistant Professor, School of Drama


Wednesday October 2, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Bank Street- Room 207

12:00pm EDT

Black Lunch Table Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
91% of Wikipedia editors identify as White and 77% identify as men. This edit-a-thon offers editing training to create and improve upon Wikipedia articles about Black artists. A list of suggested artists to add or edit will be provided, with particular focus on Black artists who have worked within or are local to The New School’s community and are currently under-documented on Wikipedia.

Artists
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Black Lunch Table

Artist
Black Lunch Table is an ongoing collaboration between artists Jina Valentine and Heather Hart which intends to fill holes in the documentation of contemporary art history. Bringing creative practitioners of color to the table, participants engage in conversations on critical issues... Read More →


Wednesday October 2, 2019 12:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery | Parsons School of Design

12:10pm EDT

Open Dis[Courses] - Space and Materiality
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In this course, participants learn through first-hand experience in Parsons' modeling facilities and hybrid studio-shop classrooms. Students explore concepts such as malleability, weight, texture, color, durability, smell, sound, taste, life cycle, and ecological impacts through a wide variety of projects that privilege the close relationship of making to thinking. Other areas of inquiry range from space formation to environmental psychology to object exploration—and more—to discover how materials and their uses shape meaning. Discussion, critique, and written responses create class community and idea sharing, while helping students understand their work in historical and cultural contexts. This section focuses on how the body has an impact on its surroundings and the objects within it. How do ergonomics, structure, and self-image correspond to the shape, movement, and impact of the human form? This course uses a range of methods to explore body coverings, functionality, and personal space.

Wednesday October 2, 2019 12:10pm - 2:50pm EDT
Parsons- Room 901

12:10pm EDT

Open Dis[Courses] - The Zombie: Living and Dead Labor in Modernity
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The zombie holds a unique place in the history of horror movies. This course explores the history, theory, and politics of the zombie from its origins in the folklore of the Caribbean to the memes and metaphors of the digital present, with the primary focus being on the evolution of the zombie movie over the course of the 20th century. The zombie illustrates racial conflicts, sexual anxieties, and theories of transgression. Scary, gross, and sometimes very funny, zombies manage to infect multiple genres (horror, romance, western, comedy) just as they shamble across national boundaries, while addressing modern societal concerns with conformity, crowds, colonialism, contagion, biotechnology, and terrorism through the mirror of popular media and culture, illustrating the global implications of these local politics. While the figure of the zombie emerged from the ethnography and folklore of the Caribbean and the American Deep South, it quickly gained traction on the silver screen, where it has held a prominent place ever since. However, the zombie has not remained a purely cinematic monster and has spread to television, video games, and other digital media as well, and in each case has served as a thought-provoking example of the cultural proclivities and anxieties of the era. This course will also address issues in race, labor, and value in which the zombie serves as a particularly good example of certain issues, dangers, and anxieties surrounding ethnicity and history, labor and economics, and popular culture.

Faculty Organizer
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David Bering-Porter

Assistant Professor of Culture and Media, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts
David Bering-Porter is an assistant professor of culture and media at the Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School. He received his PhD in modern culture and media from Brown University in May 2011 and is currently pursuing an active teaching and research agenda.


Wednesday October 2, 2019 12:10pm - 2:50pm EDT
B 258

12:10pm EDT

Open Dis[Courses]- Financial Management
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This course provides an introduction to accounting as well as to the three major fields of finance: financial institutions, investments, and corporate finance. The emphasis is on a thorough understanding of underlying concepts, including the time value of money, risk and reward, and valuation and its practical application for entrepreneurs, managers, and investors.

Faculty Organizer
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Carol Overby

Associate Professor of Strategic Design And Management, Parsons School of Design
Carol Overby's experience as financial consultant to creative industries enriches her teaching of management skills in the BBA program. She is fascinated by the many ways that individuals (mis)understand finance and numbers, and co-founded the Visualizing Finance Lab to research ways... Read More →


Wednesday October 2, 2019 12:10pm - 2:50pm EDT
Room 1013

12:30pm EDT

A New Kind of Future: Global Insights into Transforming Your Career – and Your Life
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The New School’s Global Executive Master alumni and current cohorts share how their curiosity and desire to challenge the status quo led them through an 18-month learning journey.  Hear from these highly experienced professionals, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs who aim to be at the forefront of their industries in thinking, creating & designing the new products, services, user experiences & business models of the future.   These interactive talks will engage you in re-thinking the status quo and how it may end up re-imagining your own future of possibilities.

Moderator: Marina Terteryan, Service Design Director and Conscious Entrepreneur, The Why Lab
Speakers:
  • Susan Stiehm, Strategy Director, ACT, The Federal Reserve Bank of New York

  •  Emily Arlington, Design Consultant, Fashion & Tech Industry

Wednesday October 2, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
The Bob and Sheila Hoerle Lecture Hall - UL105

1:00pm EDT

New Babel: AR Public Art Installation
Today, at 1pm, there will be a team in Union Square with devices so you can see New Babel. Stop by!

Download the Android App for New Babel Here
The Apple Store App will be available soon.

A.R. ART: New Babel, an Augmented Reality (AR) public art installation by William T. Ayton, transforms the heart of NYC into an immersive art environment. Imagine a towering fusion of original art, emerging technology, and digital media, soaring nearly 1000’ high, yet held in the palm of your hand. This pilot AR installation is a tribute to The New School’s role in catalyzing social change, and as an homage to New York City as a global center for towers of knowledge, creative freedom, enterprise, and in-gathering.

Activated in and around Union Square Park in NYC, its AR elements offer new ways to view themes of universal human rights, fundamental freedoms, collaborative innovation, creative expression, and intellectual inquiry. Created by artist William T. Ayton, in collaboration with The New School’s Global Catalyst Senior Fellow, Diana Ayton-Shenker, New Babel was incubated in coordination with TNS XReality Center, produced by Global Momenta and other supporting partners.

The installation centerpiece is an AR skyscraper-tall structure, a colossal, six-tiered New Babel Tower soaring approximately 60 stories high (627’), representing humanity’s collective collaboration and aspiration of upholding a new world. Rooted in the ground of Union Square Park, the tower reaches up toward an emergent AR world, depicted as a multi-colored, diaphanous sphere, a revolving globe in the sky, hovering above New Babel. The globe’s surface is texture-mapped with Ayton’s original painting used on the book cover of A New Global Agenda by Diana Ayton-Shenker. 

The New World globe is 360’ in diameter, slightly exceeding the base of the tower, illuminating the sky above the interior of Square. New Babel’s central tower will be surrounded by additional AR art framing the perimeter of  Union Square Park with “Four Freedoms ReNewed,” a series of four AR billboards, and the “UDHR” wraparound banner of human rights. Freedoms ReNewed are large-scale, AR “billboard” panels flanking each side of the Square with an updated rendering of Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms: Freedom from Want, Freedom from Fear, Freedom of Expression, and Freedom of Thought.  An AR ribbon will wrap around the Square, encircling the central structure with the Ayton UDHR series of 30 images illuminating the 30 Articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (during its 70th Anniversary year).

How to see New Babel: 
New Babel is designed to be viewable via hand-held devices (phones, tablets, etc.) and accessed via poster-based scan codes distributed throughout the square, or through a pre-downloaded app. Access is free to the public.
 

Artists
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William T. Ayton

William T. Ayton is a British artist based in New York, born and raised in rural Yorkshire & Lancashire, England. Ayton attended Edinburgh College of Art where he studied Fine Arts (B.A. Honours in Drawing & Painting). After college, he lived & worked in Europe (Paris, Madrid, Edinburgh... Read More →



Wednesday October 2, 2019 1:00pm - 1:15pm EDT
Union Square

1:00pm EDT

Zine-Making in The New School Archives
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Make something new out of something old—literally! Visit The New School Archives and make a zine out of repurposed, duplicate,and weeded archival materials dating back to the 1950s.

While supplies last. There will be a special skills workshop on Tuesday, October 1 led by The New School graduate Ari Spool. All are welcome, no experience necessary. Space is limited to 15 participants per hour so be sure to signup!

Wednesday October 2, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
The New School Archives- Room 102, Lobby Level

1:30pm EDT

Open Dis[Courses] - Portfolio 1: Creative Process
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Portfolio 1 provides students with a foundation in the vocabulary of performance through a variety of ensemble building and performance-making techniques. The class explores how artists collaborate to generate new material. A series of critical readings on creativity, performance theory, and techniques inform the course. This course investigates the creative process for the artist via the improvisational techniques of association, development and reintegration to develop original work, and creative impulses related to source material.

Faculty Organizer
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Toya Lillard

Part-Time Lecturer, School of Drama


Wednesday October 2, 2019 1:30pm - 3:10pm EDT
Arnhold Room 907

1:55pm EDT

Open Dis[Courses]- Boundaries and Belonging
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This is a multi-disciplinary, inter-departmental course that examines human mobility, the physical, legal, and discursive construction of borders, the meaning(s) of membership, and immigrant integration. The course is taught by faculty from across The New School, including The New School for Social Research, Milano, and Parsons. It's intent is to introduce students to concepts and methodologies drawn from a number of disciplines.  

Faculty Organizer
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Everita Silina

Assistant Professor of International Affairs, Schools of Public Engagement
Everita Silina completed her PhD in Political Science at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. Her research interests include theories of justice, representation and democracy in post-national context, political economy and theories of integration... Read More →


Wednesday October 2, 2019 1:55pm - 3:45pm EDT
D910

2:00pm EDT

Alumni Filmmakers: From the Classroom to the Big Screen
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Karen Maine, BA Liberal Arts ’08, writer and director of Yes, God, Yes, and Stephan Bailey, MA Media Studies ’15, producer of Strange Negotiations, discuss the complexities of filmmaking, including topics like the creative process, pitching, funding, and more. Both alumni premiered their films, respectively, this year at SXSW.

Speakers
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Karen Maine

Writer, Director, BA Liberal Arts '08
Karen Maine, BA Liberal Arts ’08, co-wrote the indie comedy Obvious Child (2014) and most recently wrote and directed Yes, God, Yes (2017), which had its world premiere in Austin, Texas, at SXSW 2019. The film received wide acclaim and won Special Jury Award for ensemble cast... Read More →
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Stephen Bailey

Founding Partner, Bluespire, Producer, MA Media Studies '15
Stephen Bailey, MA Media Studies ’15 is the Founding Partner of Bluespire Productions, an independent film and media company located in New York City. Prior to launching Bluespire Productions, he spent more than a decade in marketing, content creation and business development.  Most... Read More →


Wednesday October 2, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
The Bob and Sheila Hoerle Lecture Hall - UL105

2:00pm EDT

Sustainability Tour
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Erik Eibert, Director, Energy Management & Sustainability, as he takes you through a guided tour of the University Center operations and the efforts made to create a LEED-certified building (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). 


Wednesday October 2, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
University Center Lobby

2:00pm EDT

Keeping It New in Fashion: A Talk Between Generations, with Fern Mallis, Derek Lam, and Emily Bode
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Fern Mallis, Derek Lam and Emily Bode will discuss the past, the present and the future of fashion. This conversation will explore how a designer transforms what inspires them in to the designs we see on the runway and in stores.  


Speakers
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Derek Lam

Designer, BFA in Fashion Design '90
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Emily Bode

Designer, Bode, BA in Philosophy '13, BFA in Fashion Design '13
Emily Adams Bode was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. After studying in Switzerland, she moved to New York and graduated from Parsons School of Design and Eugene Lang College with a BA/BFA dual-degree in design and philosophy. After gaining inspiration while working for brands... Read More →
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Fern Mallis

President, Fern Mallis, LLC
The award-winning creator and organizer of Fashion Week in New York and cities across the globe, Fern Mallis has been an industry game changer in the world of fashion and design for more than 35 years. A former senior vice president of IMG Fashion and executive director of CFDA, she... Read More →


Wednesday October 2, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Tishman Auditorium - U100

2:00pm EDT

The Future of Writing: Storytelling Across Platforms
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The answer to the question "what is literature?" is increasingly informed by portents and forecasts, and the expansion of creative capabilities through technology. This event features current faculty members of The New School from creative writing and media studies: Luis Jaramillo, Mira Jacob, Fabiola Hanna, and Steele Filipeck, and current practitioners who, together, divine the future of storytelling.

Wednesday October 2, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Amphitheater - A404

2:00pm EDT

Eyes On The Board: Aronson Gallery Exhibit Tour
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In this gallery tour, the curator provides visitors with background and details of the exhibit objects and images. The complications of the games in videos and in poetry are explained while the participants ask questions about the various play environments. Each tour lasts approximately 30 minutes.

About the Exhibit:
Eyes on the Board invites viewers to experience board games popular in different corners of the world, or from a distant past, while making connections across time and space. It reenacts first contact with an unknown game by exposing a New York City audience to a set of diverse boards, (moving) images, and poetry.

Board games serve as social lubricants, facilitating interaction between different groups of people as their abstract nature requires little to no cultural appropriation. Unlike other forms of play, they travel largely unchanged across geographic, cultural, linguistic, and even enemy borders. For at least 5,000 years, board games have connected people across generations and disparate regions of the world. Their travels suggest that we can be captured by board games even if the rules and boards are unfamiliar.

This exhibition highlights the exposure to game worlds that, contrary to today’s game designs, are the result of a long history of a practice that seems both innovative and resistant to change. Although these games may also appeal to children, all examples displayed are mainly or exclusively played by adults.

Curator:
Alex de Voogt

Wednesday October 2, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Arnold and Sheila Aronson Gallery I Parsons School of Design

2:00pm EDT

Open Dis[Courses]- Collaborative Theater Practice
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How do you create an atmosphere of safety and play so that everyone is inspired to take risks? What constitutes true and organic collaboration in a theater ensemble? What do the concepts of devised theater and site-specific theater mean? What are the historic and current practices employed to create and develop collaborative-based and ensemble-based pieces? Through a series of exercises, this course breaks down the barriers between the traditional theater disciplines (and each other), explores techniques for building ensembles of theater artists, teaches narrative from multiple points of view, and discovers the inspirational potential of non-traditional theater settings. The course culminate in presentations of group-developed theater pieces.

Faculty Organizer
avatar for Mark Armstrong

Mark Armstrong

Part-Time Lecturer, School of Drama


Wednesday October 2, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Arnhold Room 901

2:00pm EDT

Martha Graham and Modernism: Trauma, Interdiction, and Agency in “The House of Pelvic Truth”
Limited Capacity seats available

A response to Martha Graham’s Night Journey (1947)
by Netta Yerushalmy with contributions from Taryn Griggs, Carol Ockman, and Katie Brook

Performed by Taryn Griggs, Carol Ockman, and Netta Yerushalmy
Text by Carol Ockman
Video: 1960 film by Alexander Hammid
Discussion following performance

This performance examines the physical and emotional trauma in Martha Graham’s 1947 Night Journey with movement from the original dance reshuffled, re-presented, and accompanied by spoken commentary. What does it mean to create work that exposes the body’s discord? To give form to psychic trauma through the wordless language of the body? Can it make us see, feel, even do what we might not otherwise?

The performance includes representation of sexual violence.

Support provided by Civic Liberal Arts at Eugene Lang College, the Centennial Women’s Legacy Project, and the SUS Dean’s Office.

Artists
avatar for Carol Ockman

Carol Ockman

Robert Sterling Clark Professor of Art History Emerita, Williams College, Williamstown, MA; Curator at Large, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, FL
Long-time Professor of Art History at Williams College, Carol Ockman focuses on modern and contemporary art with special interests in the body, trauma, and live performance. Publications include Ingres’s Eroticized Bodies: Retracing the Serpentine Line; Sarah Bernhardt: The Art... Read More →
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Netta Yerushalmy

Choreographer
Netta Yerushalmy is a dance artist based in New York City. Her work aims to engage with audiences by imparting the sensation of things as they are perceived, not as they are known, and to challenge how meaning is attributed and constructed.For her choreographic work Netta has been... Read More →

Faculty Organizer
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Julia Foulkes

Professor of History, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts
Julia Foulkes investigates interdisciplinary questions about the arts, urban studies, and history in her research and teaching. Professor Foulkes's most recent book, A Place for Us: West Side Story and New York (2016), examines what this legendary musical and film reveal about mid 20th century New York. She has curated an exhibition marking the 100th birthday of Jerome Robbins that focuses on his relation to New York: Voice of My City: Jerome Robbins and New York, at New York Public Library... Read More →


Wednesday October 2, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
The Auditorium - A106

4:00pm EDT

Eyes On The Board: Aronson Gallery Exhibit Tour & Game Demonstration
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This gallery tour includes game demonstrations, and only a small group can be accommodated in this way. The complications of the games on display are explained and participants have an opportunity to ask questions about game rules and play environments.  Each tour lasts approximately 30 minutes.

About the Exhibit:
Eyes on the Board invites viewers to experience board games popular in different corners of the world, or from a distant past, while making connections across time and space. It reenacts first contact with an unknown game by exposing a New York City audience to a set of diverse boards, (moving) images, and poetry.

Board games serve as social lubricants, facilitating interaction between different groups of people as their abstract nature requires little to no cultural appropriation. Unlike other forms of play, they travel largely unchanged across geographic, cultural, linguistic, and even enemy borders. For at least 5,000 years, board games have connected people across generations and disparate regions of the world. Their travels suggest that we can be captured by board games even if the rules and boards are unfamiliar.

This exhibition highlights the exposure to game worlds that, contrary to today’s game designs, are the result of a long history of a practice that seems both innovative and resistant to change. Although these games may also appeal to children, all examples displayed are mainly or exclusively played by adults.

Curator:
Alex de Voogt

Wednesday October 2, 2019 4:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Arnold and Sheila Aronson Gallery I Parsons School of Design

4:00pm EDT

Navigating the Media: Journalism, Truth, and the Public Sphere with Brian Lehrer
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Brian Lehrer of WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show and Heather Chaplin, Director of Journalism and Design at The New School discuss the state of news and journalism today.

Speakers
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Brian Lehrer

Host of "The Brian Lehrer Show"
Brian Lehrer is host of The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC Radio's daily call-in program, covering politics and life, locally and globally. The show airs weekdays from 10am-noon on WNYC 93.9 FM, AM 820 and wnyc.org.The Brian Lehrer Show was recognized with a 2007 George Foster Peabody... Read More →
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Heather Chaplin

Director, Journalism + Design, The New School
Heather Chaplin is a Brooklyn-based author and journalist. Her most recent book, Reckless Years: A Diary of Love and Madness (Simon & Schuster July 2017) is her first foray into memoir. She is also the founding director of Journalism + Design at The New School and the recipient... Read More →


Wednesday October 2, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Wollman Hall - B500

4:00pm EDT

Centennial Spotlight: A Drama in Time
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John Reed, author of The New School Century: A Drama in Time presents New School stories of collaboration, innovation, and experimentation from the past 100 years. With Robert Polito, founder of the New School’s MFA program. 


Speakers
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John Reed

Associate Professor of Writing Across Media, Schools of Public Engagement
John Reed is the author of the novels A Still Small Voice (Delacorte Press/Delta), The Whole (Simon & Schuster /Pocket/MTV Books), the SPD bestseller, Snowball's Chance (Roof Books/Melville House), All The World's A Grave: A New Play By William Shakespeare (Penguin Books/Plume), and... Read More →
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Robert Polito

Professor, Schools of Public Engagement
Robert Polito's most recent books are the poetry collection Hollywood & God and Farber on Film: The Complete Film Writings of Manny Farber. Hollywood & God was chosen by Barnes & Noble as one of the top five poetry books of 2010. Polito received a National Book Critics Circle Award... Read More →


Wednesday October 2, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Amphitheater - A404

4:00pm EDT

Open Dis[Courses]- Religion- Why? Horace Kallen and the Faiths of The New School
Limited Capacity seats available

An open session of the course "Theorizing Religion," this presentation and workshop traces the presence of religious studies at The New School from its earliest years to the present. The presentation focuses on the work of the Jewish pragmatist and theorist of cultural pluralism Horace Kallen, who taught at The New School from 1919 to 1973, and whose work as an educator and public intellectual helped shape the university's distinctive ethos in enduring ways. The workshop explores the often pathbreaking ways religion has been theorized in representative The New School courses and in public programs from "Religion - Why?" in the 1930s to "Queer Christianities" in the 2010s, and then engages these legacies to divine what contributions The New School might make to religious studies in its second century.

Speakers
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Mark Larrimore

Associate Professor of Religion, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts
Mark Larrimore directs the Religious Studies curriculum at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School. He is the author of The Book of Job: A Biography (2013) and editor of The Problem of Evil: A Reader (2001), The German Invention of Race with Sara Figal, (2006) and Queer... Read More →


Wednesday October 2, 2019 4:00pm - 5:40pm EDT
The Bob and Sheila Hoerle Lecture Hall - UL105

4:00pm EDT

Iterating on the New: A Creativity Workshop
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Have you ever failed? Well, if so, you have something in common with the most creative people in the world. Over the last seven years, Parsons faculty John Sharp and Colleen Macklin have interviewed creative practitioners to see how they manage the inevitable failures involved in their work. Their secret? Iteration. Or in the words of Samuel Beckett, learning to "fail better.”

Join Macklin and Sharp in a hands-on creativity workshop to imagine a better future through failing better. The workshop will use techniques learned from a variety of fields and practitioners—from chefs to skateboarders, filmmakers to winemakers, and toy designers to comedians.

Moderators
avatar for Colleen Macklin

Colleen Macklin

Associate Professor Of Media Design, Parsons School of Design, MA International Affairs '13
Colleen Macklin is a game designer, a professor in the School of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons School of Design, and founder and co-director of PETLab (Prototyping Education and Technology Lab), a lab that develops games for experimental learning and social engagement. PETLab... Read More →
avatar for John Sharp

John Sharp

Associate Professor of Games And Learning, Parsons School of Design
John Sharp is a designer, art historian, curator, and educator with 30 years of involvement in the creation and study of art and design. John's current design work focuses on cultural games, artgames and non-digital games. His current research addresses game and play aesthetics, the... Read More →

Wednesday October 2, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Klein Conference Room - A510

4:00pm EDT

Open Dis[Course] - Human Factors and the 4th Dimension
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Join 3rd year Product Designers as we investigate different "moving meditations on posture" We will discuss how these awareness movements could improve the practice of applied ergonomics on more than just large scale manufactured objects and interfaces. Come to the class dressed for movement, as if you were attending a yoga class.

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Slowik

Lauren Slowik

Adjunct Professor, School of Constructed Environments, Parsons School of Design
A graduate of Parsons MFA Design+Technology (2013), currently teaching in MFA/BFA D+T and BFA Product Design departments. Lauren has worked at Apple, Etsy, Shapeways, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. She is a co-founder of The Lady Tech Guild, a networking and design... Read More →


Wednesday October 2, 2019 4:00pm - 6:40pm EDT
Room 201

5:00pm EDT

New School Stories | Special Screening & Panel
Limited Capacity seats available

How would the world change if we all recognized our individual ability to affect change?


New School Stories is a documentary series following the impact that student creatives are making within their communities and industry. 


This debut screening features a fashion designer and graphic designer tackling issues within their industries through their everyday decisions and artwork.


Learn more at NewSchoolStories.com

Wednesday October 2, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center - I202

5:00pm EDT

Playing The Auditorium
Limited Capacity seats available

This event celebrates the sonic possibilities of one of The New School’s oldest and most stunning spaces. Designed in the 1930s by legendary architect Joseph Urban, the auditorium (formerly called Tishman Auditorium) in Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall has served as the venue for notable lectures and performances including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1964 speech “The Summer of Our Discontent.” In a 2004 article, the New York Times described the auditorium as “one of the city's great modern interiors,” an “egg-shaped room [that] focuses on a broad, arched proscenium,” with a “delicate, layered ceiling” “painted in nine tones of gray.”

Contemporary sound artist Kabir Carter will evoke the architecture and history of this auditorium in performing a unique sound composition, using the space not simply as a site for performance but as an instrument to be played. Sound technicians who have worked at the auditorium over the years have been invited to participate in the performance. Afterward Caroline Dionne, assistant professor in the history and theory of design practice at Parsons School of Design, and Sreshtra Rit Premnath, director of Parsons' BFA Fine Arts program, will lead a discussion involving audience participation.

Artists
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Kabir Carter

Kabir Carter's work moves between performance and installation, and has been exhibited and featured at Galerija Škuc, Ljubljana (2011); PiST Interdisciplinary Project Space, Istanbul (2011); the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, New York (2011... Read More →

Faculty Organizer
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Caroline Dionne

Assistant Professor Art & Design History & Theory, Parsons School of Design
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Sreshta Rit Premnath

Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, Parsons School of Design
Sreshta Rit Premnath (born 1979, Bangalore, India) works across multiple media, investigating systems of representation and reflecting on the process by which images become icons and events become history. He has had solo exhibitions at KANSAS, New York; Gallery SKE, Bangalore; The... Read More →


Wednesday October 2, 2019 5:00pm - 6:15pm EDT
The Auditorium - A106

5:00pm EDT

Drama Alumni Reunion
Reconnect with classmates and faculty members at this year’s Drama Reunion. Enjoy tiki drinks and food at the Rusty Knot, then head over to the Bank Street Theatre for an excellent performance of Oliver Twist, the first Mainstage production of Drama's 2019–20 season.

Alumni may bring one guest to this event, no additional registration needed.

Wednesday October 2, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
The Rusty Knot

5:00pm EDT

Surviving Progress: Film Screening and Discussion
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Discussion with Harold Crooks, co-director of Surviving Progress; Nadia Elrokhsy, Associate Professor of Ecological Design at The New School; and invited student respondents.

The New School's Centennial Festival and the Tishman Environment and Design Center present a screening of Surviving Progress, a documentary film written and directed by Mathieu Roy and Harold Crooks.

From the Filmmakers: 

Technological advancement, economic development, population increase — are they signs of a thriving society? Or too much of a good thing? Based on the best-selling book A Short History of Progress, this provocative documentary explores the concept of progress in our modern world, guiding us through a sweeping but detailed survey of the major "progress traps" facing our civilization in the arenas of technology, economics, consumption, and the environment.

Featuring powerful arguments from such visionaries as Jane Goodall, Margaret Atwood, Stephen Hawking, Craig Venter, Robert Wright, Michael Hudson, and Ronald Wright, this enlightening and visually spectacular film invites us to contemplate the progress traps that destroyed past civilizations and that lie treacherously embedded in our own. Leading critics of Wall Street, cognitive psychologists, and ecologists lay bare the consequences of progress-as-usual as the film travels around the world — from a burgeoning China to the disappearing rainforests of Brazil to a chimp research lab in New Iberia, Louisiana — to construct a shocking overview of the way our global economic system is eating away at our planet's resources and shackling entire populations with poverty. Providing an honest look at the risks and pitfalls of running 21st-century "software" (our accumulated knowledge) on 50,000-year-old "hardware" (our primate brains), Surviving Progress offers a challenge: to prove making apes smarter was not an evolutionary dead end.


Following the screening, Harold Crooks and Nadia Elrokhsy, Associate Professor of Ecological Design at The New School, will invite respondents to explore and reflect on the challenge of overconsumption. If our identity is based on a certain set of facts, how might a new identity take root, born of a different set of facts? How can we build a bridge between old and new? We will attempt to build bridges between issues, fields, and disciplines through systems thinking. Join us for the film screening and discussion. Hope begins and is sustained through conversation.

Speakers
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Harold Crooks

Co-Director, Writer, Filmmaker
Harold Crooks’ documentary film credits include:  The Price We Pay [director, writer] premiered at 2014 Toronto International Film Festival [TIFF], voted best Canadian documentary of the year by the Vancouver Film Critics’ Circle, winner of a Prix Gémeaux of the Academy of Canadian... Read More →
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Nadia Elrokhsy

Associate Profressor of Ecological Design, Parsons School of Design
Nadia Elrokhsy, Associate Professor of Ecological Design, is an architect and designer of the constructed environment by practice, not business as usual practice, design for climate change impacts as a practice.She employs strategic design methods with clients to consider design for... Read More →


Wednesday October 2, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Kellen Auditorium

6:00pm EDT

A NEW Frontier in Writing: with Jenny Han '05, Sona Charaipotra '12, and Dhonielle Clayton '12
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Moderated by Hunter Harris of Vulture Magazine, Jenny Han, Sona Charaipotra, and Dhonielle Clayton will discuss how they maintained the integrity of their stories while being adapted to film and television and how they're navigating the world of streaming working with Netflix. 

Speakers
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Jenny Han

Author, CEO Acme Collective, Executive Producer, MFA Creative Writing '05
Jenny Han is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series. She is an executive producer on all three Netflix films-- To All the Boys I've Loved Before, To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, and To All the Boys: Always and Forever... Read More →
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Sona Charaipotra

MFA Creative Writing '12, Author, Co-Founder of CAKE Literary
The author of the upcoming young adult documentary dramedy Symptoms of a Heartbreak, Sona Charaipotra is not a doctor—much to her pediatrician parents’ chagrin. They were really hoping she’d grow up to take over their practice one day. Instead, she became a writer, working as... Read More →
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Dhonielle Clayton

Co-founder CAKE Literary, COO We Need Diverse Books, MFA Creative Writing '12
Dhonielle Clayton, MFA Creative Writing '12, is a New York Times Bestselling author of The Belles series, the co-author of the Tiny Pretty Things series and the forthcoming The Rumor Game. She hails from the Washington, D.C. suburbs on the Maryland side. She taught secondary school... Read More →


Wednesday October 2, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Tishman Auditorium - U100

6:00pm EDT

Make No Small Plans
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Lessons learned on dreaming big and building community, from the creators of this generation's preeminent ideas festival and thought leadership gathering

Join Jeff Rosenthal and Jeremy Schwartz, co-founders of Summit and co-owners of Powder Mountain, as they discuss the trials and tribulations of building a global multidisciplinary, multigenerational ideas festival series, community, and mountaintop village—all of which started with a simple idea. From their experiences you'll learn how to set nearly unattainable goals and find ways to achieve those goals.

Moderators
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Anjali Kumar

Anjali recently co-founded The Justice Dept, a women-led firm focusing on legal counsel and business strategy development for female entrepreneurs, executives, talent, and brands in technology, consumer product, entertainment, and fashion. Prior to that, she was the Founding Chief... Read More →

Speakers
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Jeff Rosenthal

Co-Founder of Summit
Jeff Rosenthal is the Co-Founder of Summit, a cutting-edge organization best known for hosting global ideas festivals and events, and is the co-owner, designer, and developer of Summit Powder Mountain and the Powder Mountain ski resort in Eden, Utah. Jeff is a founding board member... Read More →
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Jeremy Schwartz

Co-Owner of Powder Mountain and Co-Founder & Creative Director of Summit
Jeremy Schwartz is the Co-Owner of Powder Mountain and Co-Founder & Creative Director of Summit, an organization dedicated to connecting and fostering a global community of today’s brightest leaders. For more than a decade, Jeremy has driven the creative vision behind the brand... Read More →


Wednesday October 2, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Wollman Hall - B500

6:00pm EDT

Molly O’Neill, Culinary Luminary
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Molly O’Neill (1952–2019) was a major innovator in America’s food writing world for more than three decades. In her cookbooks, such as The New York Cookbook (1992); A Well-Seasoned Appetite (1995); The Pleasure of Your Company (1997); and her magnum opus, One Big Table (2010) and in her PBS series Great Food, she championed immigrant home cooking long before it became fashionable to do so. She received numerous honors, including the Julia Child/IACP Award for her cookbooks; three James Beard citations for books, journalism, and television; and the James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2012, she established cooknscribble and the LongHouse Food Scholars Program, which offered classes in food writing, from journalism to poetry to memoir. She co-founded the festival LongHouse Food Revival, which promoted innovation in food writing, and hosted workshops and retreats and offered mentorship for food writers.

Panelists include Katherine Alford, cookbook author and former Food Network executive; Elissa Altman, writer, teacher, and memoirist ; Kathy Gunst, writer, chef, and radio personality; Amy Halloran, writer and agent; Carolyn Forché, poet and professor at Georgetown University; and Betsy Andrews, food writer and LongHouse instructor. Moderated by Andrew F. Smith, associate teaching professor in the Food Studies program at The New School.

Culinary Luminaries is a series offered through the Food Studies program at The New School that is devoted to the life and work of distinguished culinary professionals of the recent past and the present who have changed the way we eat and drink. Distinguished panelists examine the lives and legacies of food culture luminaries such as James Beard, Julia Child, Craig Claiborne, M.F.K. Fisher, and Robert Mondavi and explore their impact on American cuisine and the culinary arts at the global level.

Wednesday October 2, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Starr Foundation Hall - UL102

6:00pm EDT

Re/Design Your Life and Career: An Open Campus Life Coaching Workshop and Networking Night
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What steps can be taken to (re)design our lives and careers? Through small group interactive sessions, led by Open Campus faculty, attendees re-envision their lives and evaluate their career goals.

Speakers
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Erica Williams Simon

Founder and CEO, Sage House
Erica Williams Simon is a social critic, author, host, and founder and CEO of Sage House, a company that creates spaces for meaningful conversation about who we are and how we want to live. Most recently, the former Washington, DC politico and lifelong civil and human rights activist... Read More →


Wednesday October 2, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Faculty and Staff Café - U700
  Workshops

6:30pm EDT

Launch of "I Stand in My Place with My Own Day Here: Site-Specific Art at The New School"
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I Stand in My Place with My Own Day Here: Site-Specific Art at The New School is edited by Frances Richard and conceived and produced by Silvia Rocciolo, Lydia Matthews and Eric Stark as a collaboration between The New School Art Collection and Parsons Curatorial Design Research Lab

Please join us in celebrating the launch of this book in a series of readings and performances staged across three campus buildings: the sites of commissioned works by José Clemente Orozco, Kara Walker, and Agnes Denes. Like the essays in the book, this traveling event will feature artists and scholars who critically and creatively respond to these permanent installations from their own unique perspectives. The evening will include a performance by award-winning choreographer Edisa Weeks; a commissioned composition by jazz musician and New School professor Dave Douglas (workshopped and performed with his College of Performing Arts students); and readings by book contributors including poet Carl Hancock Rux, writer-art critic Aruna D’Souza, artist and New School faculty member Andrea Geyer, cultural historian and New School professor Julia Foulkes, and fashion hacktivist and Parsons School of Design professor Otto von Busch. A reception and book sales will follow in the University Center, the location of Agnes Denes’ sweeping 2016 installation titled Pascal’s Perfect Probability Pyramid & the People Paradox—The Predicament (PPPPPPP).

Program
6:30PM-7:20PM
José Clemente Orozco
Orozco Room, 7th Floor, Joseph Urban Building (66 West 12th)

(Limited seating in the Orozco Room Only - Please Register by signing up on the upper right-hand corner) 
The evening will be introduced by Silvia Rocciolo, Lydia Matthews, and Josephine Lee, with a text performed by Carl Hancock Rux and readings by Julia Foulkes and Otto von Busch

7:30PM-8:15PM
Kara Walker
Lobby, Arnold Hall (55 West 13th)

Performance by Edisa Weeks

8:30PM-9:30PM

Agnes Denes
2nd floor cafeteria, University Center (63 5th Ave)

Readings by Aruna D'Souza and Andrea Geyer followed by a debut of a commissioned, site-specific composition in response to the Agnes Denes mural by New School professor, composer, and musician Dave Douglas, workshopped and performed with students from The New School College of Performing Arts. The evening culminates with an opportunity to purchase the book and a musical reception with drinks & hors d'oeuvres.

Speakers
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Dave Douglas

Composer and Producer, Part-Time Lecturer, Mannes School of Music
Dave Douglas is a prolific trumpeter, composer, educator and entrepreneur from New York City known for the stylistic breadth of his work and for keeping a diverse set of ensembles and projects active simultaneously. Douglas' career spans more than 50 unique original recordings as... Read More →
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Aruna D'Souza

Writer-art critic
Aruna D'Souza writes about modern and contemporary art; intersectional feminisms and other forms of politics; and how museums shape our views of each other and the world. Her most recent book, Whitewalling: Art, Race, and Protest in 3 Acts (Badlands Unlimited), was named one of the... Read More →
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Julia Foulkes

Professor of History, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts
Julia Foulkes investigates interdisciplinary questions about the arts, urban studies, and history in her research and teaching. Professor Foulkes's most recent book, A Place for Us: West Side Story and New York (2016), examines what this legendary musical and film reveal about mid 20th century New York. She has curated an exhibition marking the 100th birthday of Jerome Robbins that focuses on his relation to New York: Voice of My City: Jerome Robbins and New York, at New York Public Library... Read More →
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Andrea Geyer

Associate Professor of New Genres, Parsons School of Design
Andrea Geyer is a multi-disciplinary artist un-sensing the construction and politics of time. Her works use performance and video to activate the lingering potential of specific events, places, or biographies as lived in woman identified bodies. She materializes the entanglement of... Read More →
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Carl Hancock Rux

Faculty, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts
Carl Hancock Rux is an award-winning poet, playwright, novelist, essayist and recording artist. He is the former head of the MFA Writing for Performance Program at the California Institute of the Arts (2006–09) and has taught or been in residence at the University of California–San... Read More →
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Otto von Busch

Associate Professor of Integrated Design, Parsons School of Design
Otto von Busch is associate professor of integrated design at Parsons School of Design. In his research he explores how the powers of fashion can be bent to achieve a positive personal and social condition with which the Everyperson is free to grow to their full potential. He has... Read More →
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Edisa Weeks

Choreographer, Performer, Educator, Maker, DELIRIOUS Dances
Edisa Weeks is a choreographer, educator and founder of DELIRIOUS Dances. She creates multimedia interdisciplinary works, that merge theater with dance to explore our deepest desires, darkest fears and sweetest dreams. Described by the New York Times as having, "a gift for simple... Read More →


Wednesday October 2, 2019 6:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
Orozco Room- A712

7:00pm EDT

The Green New Deal and Environmental Justice
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The Green New Deal is widely discussed, but what does it mean for the communities most directly affected by climate change and environmental injustice? Learn more about the Green New Deal at this roundtable conversation with leaders of the environmental justice struggle. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Ana Baptista, director of the Tishman Environment and Design Center, the university’s hub for research, policy development, and activism around environmental and climate justice and sustainability.

This talk is presented by the Tishman Environment and Design Center

Wednesday October 2, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm EDT
The Bob and Sheila Hoerle Lecture Hall - UL105

7:00pm EDT

Drama MFA Production of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist
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The School of Drama presents an adaptation of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, written by Neil Bartlett, as the first Mainstage production of Drama's 2019–20 season. The production is directed by Melissa Maxwell and features the entire cohort of MFA third year actors: Hannah Adrian, Olivia Battle, William Berger-Bailey, Jazmyn Boone, Yun-Chin Chang, Caroline Hertz, Racquel Jean-Louis, Ian Lawrence, Philip Lopez, Kasey O'Brien, Riley Payne, Kyle Ryan, Carla Smith, Michael Spara, and Jacqueline Theoharis.

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Wednesday October 2, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Bank Street Theatre - Z301

7:30pm EDT

Citizenship, Immigration and Belonging: A Conversation with Jose Antonio Vargas, Paola Mendoza and Maya Wiley
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At a time when the politics of immigration are divided as ever, how do we tell stories that liberate and unite people?  What does it mean be an American today? This debate is so much about race and definitions of belonging that far too many of us get excluded from. What must we do to push new definitions cultural understanding of  "belonging"?


Speakers
avatar for Jose Antonio Vargas

Jose Antonio Vargas

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist, Founder, Define American
Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, and Tony-nominated producer. A leading voice for the human rights of immigrants, he founded the non-profit media and culture organization Define American, named one of the World’s Most Innovative... Read More →
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Paola Mendoza

Filmmaker, Activist, The Soze Agency
Paola Mendoza is a film director, activist, author, and artist working at the leading-edge of human rights. A co-founder of The Women’s March, she served as its artistic director and co-authored the New York Times best-seller Together We Rise: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard... Read More →
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Maya Wiley

University Professor, The New School
Maya Wiley joined The New School in 2016 as senior vice president for social justice to advance the university’s commitment to social justice, and as the Henry Cohen Professor of Public and Urban Policy at The New School’s Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment. A nationally renowned expert on racial justice and equity, Maya has litigated, lobbied the US Congress, and developed programs to transform structural racism in the US and in South Africa. She is an expert on digital equity and founded and co-directs The New School’s Digital Equ... Read More →


Wednesday October 2, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
The Auditorium - A106

8:30pm EDT

The Stone featuring Brian Marsella '00
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Gatos do Sul

Performers:
Brian Marsella (piano)
Itai Kriss (flute)
Mark Feldman (violin)
Jon Irabagon (tenor saxophone, clarinet)
Pablo Aslan (bass)
Tim Keiper (drums)
Cyro Baptista (percussion)

Artists
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Brian Marsella

Musician, BFA Jazz/Contemporary Music '00
Brian Marsella has risen to the top ranks of NYC jazz pianists. A Philadelphia native, Marsella moved to New York in 1998 and has been touring and recording consistently since. Currently Marsella has released 11 albums as a leader or co-leader. His projects include the large ensembles... Read More →


Wednesday October 2, 2019 8:30pm - 11:00pm EDT
Glassbox Theatre - I100
 
Thursday, October 3
 

8:30am EDT

Women in Technology and Design: Digital Equity and Social Impact
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A roundtable discussion focused on women in technology and design. Topics include gender equity in the technology and design fields, women’s contributions to the design industry, and challenges and opportunities for women in the tech workplace

Moderators
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Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo

Associate Professor of Integrated Design, Parsons School of Design
Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo (she/her) is a Brooklyn-based Colombian digital artist, technologist and educator. She is Associate Professor of Integrated Design at Parsons School of Design, and has held a variety of leadership roles at The New School including, most recently, Interim Vice... Read More →

Speakers
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Colleen Macklin

Associate Professor Of Media Design, Parsons School of Design, MA International Affairs '13
Colleen Macklin is a game designer, a professor in the School of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons School of Design, and founder and co-director of PETLab (Prototyping Education and Technology Lab), a lab that develops games for experimental learning and social engagement. PETLab... Read More →
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Jahan Mantin

Co-founder, Project Inkblot
Jahan Mantin is the Co-founder of Project Inkblot, a team of designers and futurists who partnerwith companies to build equitable products, services and content using Design for Diversity™(D4D). Jahan has led a number of high profile campaigns, including a women-driven initiative... Read More →
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Latha Poonamallee

Associate Professor of Management & Social Innovation and Chair of Management at the Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment
Dr. Poonamallee is a tenured Associate Professor of Management & Social Innovation and Chair of Management at the Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment, and University Faculty Fellow at The New School.Dr. Poonamallee received her PhD in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio and has presented and published her award-winning research on change management, leadership, and social innovation/entrepreneurshi... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am EDT
Starr Foundation Hall - UL102

9:00am EDT

Meditation for the Creative
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In a society where speed is top value, I always found it difficult to continuously produce creatively. Then I found meditation.  Meditation was the tool that allowed me the space I need to sustain my creativity. In this guided meditation session we will experience the source of our own creativity and we will walk away understanding how it works.

Speakers
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Gemma Gambee Lewis

Meditation and Spiritual Teacher & Artist
Gemma Gambee Lewis is a meditation and spiritual teacher nurturing the integration between the spirit and the mind. After a 20-year career in international fashion modeling, trend forecasting, and brand building, Gemma is most at home when sitting in meditation and teaching what this... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Wollman Hall - B500

9:30am EDT

Open Dis[Courses}: Textile Community Conversations
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Elena Kanagy-Loux will present on the history of Lace.


Thursday October 3, 2019 9:30am - 11:30am EDT
2 West 13th Street - Room 703

10:00am EDT

Resilient Futures: New Thinking on Climate Change
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Climate change is already impacting people and infrastructure in our cities, but unequally. In 2050 and 2080 in New York City and San Juan, Puerto Rico, the future may look dystopian.

This event discusses long-term visions and new ways of thinking about urban resilience and positive futures in the Anthropocene. An expert panel of policy makers, scholars, and climate scientists discuss their approaches to planning a more positive future, one that is more just, more resilient, and more sustainable, featuring a selection of research and data visualization work developed at The New School Urban Systems Lab. In the context of future heat and flood risks in New York City and San Juan, there are discussions of equity and justice challenges, how to facilitate positive visioning with local communities, and science communication challenges.

Panelists Tischa A. Muñoz-Erickson (International Institute of Tropical Forestry, USDA Forest Service, PR), Pablo Mendez-Lazaro (University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR), and Amy Chester (Rebuild by Design, NYC) , discuss those challenges, moderated by Timon McPhearson (Urban Systems Lab, The New School).

Following the discussion, Jonathan F.P Rose of Rose Companies an Timon McPhearson will host a conversation on “Pathways to Planetary Health.”

Listen to WSNR New School Radio's feature in the Urban System Lab here!

About The New School Urban Systems Lab:
The Urban Systems Lab’s interdisciplinary scholarship addresses the social, ecological, and technical systems (SETS) that drive persistent challenges in cities. Its goal in studying and visualizing urban system dynamics is to provide new insight into developing more equitable, resilient, and sustainable cities.

Rapidly expanding urbanization, biodiversity loss, and climate change pose dramatic risks for urban residents and the natural systems they depend on. The Urban Systems Lab's research aims to reveal and support the SET system processes that drive everyday experiences in urban areas. The Lab uses empirical and theoretical approaches as well as data visualization to advance urban systems research and practice.

It also addresses a variety of research areas, including: urban resilience; climate change adaptation and nature-based solutions; SETS analysis and modeling; urban land use planning; social equity and environmental justice; scenarios for sustainable urban futures; urban biodiversity and ecosystem services; and urban ecosystem structure and functions.

Speakers
AC

Amy Chester

Director, Rebuild by Design
PM

Pablo Mendez-Lazaro

Associate Professor , University of Puerto Rico - Medical Sciences Campus-Environmental Health Department
TA

Tischa A. Muñoz-Erickson

International Institute of Tropical Forestry, USDA Forest Service
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Jonathan F. P. Rose

President, Rose Companies
Jonathan F.P. Rose is the founder and president of the Jonathan Rose Companies LLC, a real estate development, planning, consulting, and investment firm. The firm is a leading national developer of green affordable and mixed-income communities and is implementing affordable housing... Read More →
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Timon McPhearson

Associate Professor of Urban Ecology, Director of the Urban Systems Lab, Schools of Public Engagement
Timon McPhearson is director of the Urban Systems Lab, associate professor of Urban Ecology at the New School’s Environmental Studies program, and research faculty at Tishman Environment and Design Center. In 2017 he was awarded The New School's Distinguished University Teaching... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 10:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Tishman Auditorium - U100

10:00am EDT

Refugee Scholars Primary Source Workshop
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This workshop led by nationally recognized professional educators will introduce or re-enforce concepts of experiential learning using archival documentation from the Rockefeller Archive's dossiers on refugee scholars, many of whom accepted teaching positions at The New School for Social Research after the University in Exile was founded in 1933. Participants inhabit the role of philanthropic foundation officials reviewing applications for academic asylum in the United States in the 1930s and 1940s. The Rockefeller Foundation financially supported endangered European scholars and made what became the Graduate Faculty of The New School possible. More info: https://rockfound.rockarch.org/refugee-scholar-program. Appropriate for undergraduates and novice researchers through experienced historians and educators.

Listen to WSNR New School Radio's feature on The Refugee Scholars Project here!

Speakers
avatar for Marissa Vassari

Marissa Vassari

Rockefeller Archive Center Archivist and Educator
Marissa Vassari is the archivist andeducator in the Research and Education division of the Rockefeller Archive Center (RAC). She has presented her K-12 education work at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, was invited to conduct the RAC World War II Refugee Scholars Workshop... Read More →
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Elizabeth Berkowitz

Rockefeller Archive Center Outreach Program Manager and Fellow
Elizabeth Berkowitz is currently a Mellon/ACLS public fellow at the Rockefeller Archive Center, where she works as the outreach program manager for the Department of Research and Education. She holds a PhD in art history from the Graduate Center, City University of New York, where... Read More →
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Barry Goldberg

Rockefeller Archive Center Research Fellow
Barry Goldberg is a research fellow at the Rockefeller Archive Center (RAC) specializing on the history of the Rockefeller Foundation. He holds a PhD in History from the CUNY Graduate Center (2017) and has written for numerous publications, including the Journal of Policy History... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Klein Conference Room - A510

10:30am EDT

5Rhythms: Cultivating Your Ability to Navigate and Invent The New Through Movement
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5Rhythms is a dynamic movement practice—a practice of being in your body—that ignites creativity, connection, and community.

While a seemingly simple process, the 5Rhythms practice facilitates deep and unending explorations, moving the dancer beyond self-imposed limitations and isolation into new depths of creativity and connection.

Speakers

Thursday October 3, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Wollman Hall - B500

11:00am EDT

A New Kind of Future: Global Insights into Transforming Your Career – and Your Life
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The New School’s Global Executive Master alumni and current cohorts share how their curiosity and desire to challenge the status quo led them through an 18-month learning journey.  Hear from these highly experienced professionals, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs who aim to be at the forefront of their industries in thinking, creating & designing the new products, services, user experiences & business models of the future.   These interactive talks will engage you in re-thinking the status quo and how it may end up re-imagining your own future of possibilities.


Moderator: Teresa Norman, Director of Digital Operations, Capital One
Speakers:
  • Marina Terteryan, Service Design Director and Conscious Entrepreneur, The Why Lab
  • Jack Roberts, bestselling author, award-winning filmmaker and Parsons faculty 
  • Lara Harris, Design Director specializing in CPG and Beauty
  • Sam Kaestner, West Point Band Marketing and Communications Head & Clarinet

Thursday October 3, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
The Bob and Sheila Hoerle Lecture Hall - UL105

11:00am EDT

Zine-Making in The New School Archives
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Make something new out of something old—literally! Visit The New School Archives and make a zine out of repurposed, duplicate,and weeded archival materials dating back to the 1950s.

While supplies last. There will be a special skills workshop on Tuesday, October 1 led by The New School graduate Ari Spool. All are welcome, no experience necessary. Space is limited to 15 participants per hour so be sure to signup!

Thursday October 3, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
The New School Archives- Room 102, Lobby Level

11:00am EDT

Walking Tour: Education and Radical Free Thought in Greenwich Village
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Greenwich Village is home to some of the first public educational institutions in New York City, from the city's first free circulating library to the People’s Institute, an educational and community center for working-class adults founded in 1897. The Village’s pedigree as a bastion of free expression has its roots in these institutions, which were at the center of some of the great radical and progressive movements of the 19th and 20th centuries. On this tour, we’ll drop by The New School and discuss how opposition to World War I (and to stodgy uptown academia) inspired the creation one hundred years ago of the school, the first university in the country to offer courses on women's and African-American history. We will also visit the first law school in New York City to admit women, an anarchist educational collective on St. Marks Place whose instructors included Margaret Sanger and Jack London, and other historic sites.

Presented in partnership with the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.

Thursday October 3, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Meet in front of 66 West 12th Street

12:00pm EDT

In The Historical Present: Kellen Gallery Exhibit Tour
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Join curators Macushla Robinson and Anna Harsanyi for a tour of the exhibition and conversation about the artworks and archival materials.

The inspiration for this exhibition is The New School’s centennial. In The Historical Present looks back and takes stock of the university's legacy, attending to the dynamic yet often hidden and dormant possibilities inherent in its many pasts. The exhibition envisions the archive as a site of latent moments that might become scripts and scores for possible futures. Through commissioned artworks, pieces from The New School Art Collection, and artist-led engagements and performances, In the Historical Present invites viewers to conceive of the university itself as a script—a set of procedures, methodologies, and discursive practices that unfold over time.

Artists: Daniel Bejar; Black Lunch Table; Sheila Bridges, AAS Interior Design '93; Lucia Cuba, MFA Fashion Design and Society '12; Domestic Performance Agency; Nikita Gale; Jonathan Gardenhire, BFA Photography '14; Camilo Godoy, BA Educational Studies '16; David Hammons; Matthew Jensen; Sue Jeong Ka; Glenn Ligon; Sable Elyse Smith, MFA Design and Technology '13; Caroline Woolard; Shevaun Wright; Yonkers International Press

Curators:
Macushla Robinson, MA Liberal Studies ’17
Anna Harsanyi, BA Liberal Arts ’08

Thursday October 3, 2019 12:00pm - 12:30pm EDT
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery | Parsons School of Design

12:00pm EDT

Zine-Making in The New School Archives
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Make something new out of something old—literally! Visit The New School Archives and make a zine out of repurposed, duplicate,and weeded archival materials dating back to the 1950s.

While supplies last. There will be a special skills workshop on Tuesday, October 1 led by The New School graduate Ari Spool. All are welcome, no experience necessary. Space is limited to 15 participants per hour so be sure to signup!

Thursday October 3, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
The New School Archives- Room 102, Lobby Level

12:00pm EDT

Intelligence to Inform Public Life: Roundtables by Public Seminar
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"Antifa Is not a ‘Terrorist Organization,’ But That Doesn’t Make It Good” by Jeffrey C. Isaac,  

In this post, Jeffrey C. Isaac considers whether extremism is the answer to extremism, focusing on recent events in his hometown, Bloomington, Indiana. Jeffrey C. Isaac is the James H. Rudy Professor of Political Science at Indiana University, Bloomington. He has written five books, edited two anthologies, and published more than 75 articles and essays. He is a senior editor at Public Seminar, where he writes a weekly column called Blue Monday. Isaac writes about politics regularly at Common Dreams and occasionally contributes to Dissent, The Nation, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and The Guardian. His book #AgainstTrump: Notes from Year One was published in late 2018 by Public Seminar Books/OR Books.

Public Seminar is an innovative online platform drawing on great university ideals and working to strengthen and extend these ideals, not to replace them. Based on the founding traditions of academic freedom, critical scholarship, and public engagement of the original The New School for Social Research (1919) and its University in Exile (1933), this course seeks to inform debate about the pressing issues of current times and create a global intellectual commons. An independent project of The New School Publishing Initiative, Public Seminar is produced by The New School faculty, students, and staff, and supported by colleagues and collaborators around the globe.

In this series of pubic editorial discussions, participants review, over lunch, three essays on pressing issues of our times with authors, and then think together with them how society should explore those issues in future essays in order to properly inform public debate.

Speakers
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Jeffrey Isaac

James H. Rudy Professor of Political Science at Indiana University, Bloomington


Thursday October 3, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
U502 / 503

12:00pm EDT

Open Dis[Courses] - Creative Research Studies: Devised Theatre
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viBe Theater Experience (viBe) works to empower underserved teenage girls and young women (ages 13-24) to write and perform original theater about the real-life issues they face daily. viBe's free, after-school arts programs offer girls/young women the opportunity to write, produce, and perform their own plays through viBe's pedagogy, which engages girls/young women through process-based devised theater techniques. Collaborative Research Studio (CRS) combines research and civic engagement to offer an experiential, community partnership-based research project that requires work both inside the classroom and in the field to create positive change. Each CRS focuses on a specific type of research method and a specific community or constituency in the metro New York City area. Participants learn skills that allow them to do research, which inform both their understanding of contemporary civic and community challenges and their performative practice. In the fall, students develop skills that allow them to do research that informs their understanding of contemporary civic and community challenges, and their performative practice. Learn best practices for entering communities respectfully, devising theater within communities, and how to exit communities in a way that fuels a sense of reciprocity after the “work” concludes. The spring involves field-work within the community that has been researched in the fall, within a program that allow students to apply a unique pedagogical approach to devising theater within a specific community. This class allows students to answer the following questions: What is the intersection of theater practice/dramaturgic research methods and civic engagement? How can I use my dramatic arts techniques, skills, and design thinking to create positive change inside and outside of the theater environment? Students are challenged in this class to work independently and collaboratively with community members. They are also guided step-by-step through the research and creative processes, from qualitative and field research to concept visualization and evaluation.

Faculty Organizer
avatar for Toya Lillard

Toya Lillard

Part-Time Lecturer, School of Drama


Thursday October 3, 2019 12:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Arnhold Room 930

12:10pm EDT

Open Dis[Courses}: Textile Community Conversations
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In this course, students research a subject for a final textiles trend forecast (preparing for their final studio) and then write, sketch, and design a proposal for a collection of materials to be developed in the subsequent capstone. Students continue to develop a hybridized practice by making use of theoretical and technical knowledge from various areas including craft in sustainable textiles, textile transformation, smart technology, and industry and forecasting trends, knowledge they have acquired through their studio work.

Thursday October 3, 2019 12:10pm - 6:30pm EDT
Room 702

12:20pm EDT

Open Dis[Courses] - Gaming the System: The Political Potential of Play
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Play. Thinking of the word, one might envision images of children running around in a playground, puppies wrestling, or teenagers concentrating on hitting their targets in a first-person shooter—activities that seem frivolous and removed from the serious business of life. But what if instead we looked beyond these images to what play really involves: improvisation, creative problem-solving, strategy, empathy, subverting social norms, and systems-thinking. In fact, play is the natural way people learn. These are just a few of the ways play helps us re-imagine the world. Perhaps play is more serious than we think. In this class students look at play and how games—or, in other words, machines that generate play—model the world and let people try out new strategies. The course includes playing games, deconstructing them, modifying them, and making them to reflect the world, social issues, and experiences that are fun and profound, serious and playful. By the end of the semester, students will have a deeper understanding of how games work, and through playing and making them, how the world works too.

Speakers
avatar for Colleen Macklin

Colleen Macklin

Associate Professor Of Media Design, Parsons School of Design, MA International Affairs '13
Colleen Macklin is a game designer, a professor in the School of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons School of Design, and founder and co-director of PETLab (Prototyping Education and Technology Lab), a lab that develops games for experimental learning and social engagement. PETLab... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 12:20pm - 1:20pm EDT
Amphitheater - A407

1:00pm EDT

New Babel: AR Public Art Installation
A.R. ART: New Babel, an Augmented Reality (AR) public art installation by William T. Ayton, transforms the heart of NYC into an immersive art environment. Imagine a towering fusion of original art, emerging technology, and digital media, soaring nearly 1000’ high, yet held in the palm of your hand. This pilot AR installation is a tribute to The New School’s role in catalyzing social change, and as an homage to New York City as a global center for towers of knowledge, creative freedom, enterprise, and in-gathering. 


Activated in and around Union Square Park in NYC, its AR elements offer new ways to view themes of universal human rights, fundamental freedoms, collaborative innovation, creative expression, and intellectual inquiry. Created by artist William T. Ayton, in collaboration with The New School’s Global Catalyst Senior Fellow, Diana Ayton-Shenker, New Babel was incubated in coordination with TNS  XReality Center, produced by Global Momenta and other supporting partners. 

The installation centerpiece is an AR skyscraper-tall structure, a colossal, six-tiered New Babel Tower soaring approximately 60 stories high (627’), representing humanity’s collective collaboration and aspiration of upholding a new world. Rooted in the ground of Union Square Park, the tower reaches up toward an emergent AR world, depicted as a multi-colored, diaphanous sphere, a revolving globe in the sky, hovering above New Babel. The globe’s surface is texture-mapped with Ayton’s original painting used on the book cover of A New Global Agenda by Diana Ayton-Shenker. 

The New World globe is 360’ in diameter, slightly exceeding the base of the tower, illuminating the sky above the interior of Square. New Babel’s central tower will be surrounded by additional AR art framing the perimeter of  Union Square Park with “Four Freedoms ReNewed,” a series of four AR billboards, and the “UDHR” wraparound banner of human rights. Freedoms ReNewed are large-scale, AR “billboard” panels flanking each side of the Square with an updated rendering of Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms: Freedom from Want, Freedom from Fear, Freedom of Expression, and Freedom of Thought.  An AR ribbon will wrap around the Square, encircling the central structure with the Ayton UDHR series of 30 images illuminating the 30 Articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (during its 70th Anniversary year).

How to see New Babel: 
New Babel is designed to be viewable via hand-held devices (phones, tablets, etc.) and accessed via poster-based scan codes distributed throughout the square, or through a pre-downloaded app. Access is free to the public.
 

Artists
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William T. Ayton

William T. Ayton is a British artist based in New York, born and raised in rural Yorkshire & Lancashire, England. Ayton attended Edinburgh College of Art where he studied Fine Arts (B.A. Honours in Drawing & Painting). After college, he lived & worked in Europe (Paris, Madrid, Edinburgh... Read More →



Thursday October 3, 2019 1:00pm - 1:15pm EDT
Union Square

1:00pm EDT

Zine-Making in The New School Archives
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Make something new out of something old—literally! Visit The New School Archives and make a zine out of repurposed, duplicate,and weeded archival materials dating back to the 1950s.

While supplies last. There will be a special skills workshop on Tuesday, October 1 led by The New School graduate Ari Spool. All are welcome, no experience necessary. Space is limited to 15 participants per hour so be sure to signup!

Thursday October 3, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
The New School Archives- Room 102, Lobby Level

1:00pm EDT

The Power of Reinvention: A Conversation with Donna Karan, Kay Unger, and Michelle Lee
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Donna Karan, Fashion Design '87, and Kay Unger, Fashion Design '68, veterans of the industry, discuss their journeys as leading fashion designers and their paths to reinventing themselves with Michelle Lee, editor-in-chief of Allure. There is no limit in age to start something new....  

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Lee

Michelle Lee

Editor-in-Chief, Allure
Michelle Lee is the editor-in-chief of Allure. Since assuming the role in 2015, she has been committed to championing diversity and expanding the definition of beauty. She was named Adweek’s 2017 Editor of the Year while Allure won Adweek’s Magazine of the Year, and her work... Read More →
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Kay Unger

Chair, Board of Governors Trustee, Fashion Design '68
Fashion designer, entrepreneur and philanthropist Kay Unger has founded and managed four successful global fashion companies: The Gillian Group, Kay Unger New York, Kay J’s Pajamas, and Phoebe Couture. She created the Kay Unger Home collection for Bed, Bath & Beyond and also designed... Read More →
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Donna Karan

Founder of Urban Zen, Board Member, Fashion Design '87
Donna Karan’s desire to address people, not just dress them, led her to establish The Urban Zen Foundation in 2007. This lifelong traveler and yogi, mother and grandmother is dedicated to adding the missing link – mind, body and spirit – to healthcare and education, while preserving... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
The Auditorium - A106

2:00pm EDT

Future Thinkers: Guggenheim, Cocteau & Brodovitch
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Through movies and lecture, guest speaker and noted filmmaker Lisa Immordino Vreeland brings to life the lives and impact of three future thinkers of the last 100 years for the audience: Peggy Guggenheim, Jean Cocteau, and Alexey Brodovitch.


Thursday October 3, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Wollman Hall - B500

2:00pm EDT

Smothering Burnout with Psychology + Design
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Workplace burnout. In 2018, it was the talk of the World Economic Forum in Davos. In 2019, the World Health Organization added it to for recognized medical conditions. And it continues to headline op-ed pages around the world.

A team of psychologists and designers from The New School are transforming how we work through groundbreaking research, using design-led thinking and brain science to help organizations address burnout and mental health issues — and help workers gain more insight into their own creativity and resilience.

Learn from this research and walk away with best practices for combating workplace stress in style.  

Speakers
avatar for Hanna de Vries

Hanna de Vries

Hanna de Vries is a Graduate student of Transdisciplinary Design at Parsons School of Design and of Psychology at The New School for Social Research. She holds a BFA in Communication Design from Folkwang University of the Arts in Germany. Through combining creative expertise with... Read More →
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Adam Brown

Associate Professor of Psychology, The New School
Adam Brown is a clinical psychologist whose research focuses on identifying psychological and biological factors that contribute to negative mental health outcomes following exposure to traumatic stress and developing interventions guided by advances in cognitive neuroscience. A focus... Read More →
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Pamela Cooper

Pamela Cooper is a Solution-Based Designer living in New York. She recently graduated Parsons the New School of Design in May 2018 majoring in Fashion Design. During her time at Parsons she won First Place at The New School’s Health Care Hack with her team’s App made to help Chronic... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
The Bob and Sheila Hoerle Lecture Hall - UL105

2:00pm EDT

NSSR Alumni Tea with Dean Milberg & Faculty
Join fellow NSSR alumni from across generations and get an inside look at today's NSSR with Will Milberg, Dean and Professor of Economics at The New School for Social Research.

Following the tea, please join us for the Loyalty & Betrayal conference opening session, featuring Arien Mack, Alfred J. & Monette C. Marrow Professor of Psychology at The New School, and other faculty members.

Alumni may bring one guest to this event, no additional registration needed.

Thursday October 3, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Society Cafe at The Walker Hotel

2:00pm EDT

Wearables For/To Protest by Lucia Cuba
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Join artist Lucia Cuba to make your own garment emblazoned with a slogan or story addressing the issues most important to you.


Thursday October 3, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery | Parsons School of Design

2:00pm EDT

Open Dis[Courses]- Portfolio 1: Creative Process
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Portfolio 1 provides students with a foundation in the vocabulary of performance through a variety of ensemble building and performance-making techniques. The class explores how artists collaborate to generate new material. A series of critical readings on creativity, performance theory, and techniques inform the course. This course investigates the creative process for the artist via the improvisational techniques of association, development and reintegration to develop original work, and creative impulses related to source material.

Faculty Organizer
avatar for Lauren Whitehead

Lauren Whitehead

Part-Time Lecturer, Parsons School of Design


Thursday October 3, 2019 2:00pm - 3:40pm EDT
Arnhold Room 901

2:00pm EDT

Servant Spaces, Infrastructures and People
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Across the first century of its existence, The New School challenged the status quo and assumptions about how things work in politics, society and our communities. In Servant Spaces, Infrastructures and People, Parsons School of Constructed Environments celebrates The New School’s commitment to social justice with a cluster of demitasse talks and a panel conversation that reconsider infrastructures that hide in plain sight, right under our noses – from drinking straws, chopsticks and microfarms, to life-preserving ductwork, notions of shelter and service ecologies.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Kirkbride

Robert Kirkbride

Dean of School of Constructed Environments, Associate Professor of Architecture and Product Design, Parsons School of Design
Robert Kirkbride is Dean of Parsons' School of Constructed Environments and Professor of Architecture and Product Design. Dr. Kirkbride has been director of studio ‘patafisico for 25 years, and is also Spokesperson and a founding Trustee for PreservationWorks, a non-profit organization... Read More →
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Andrew Rudd

Urban Environment Officer, UN-Habitat
Andrew Rudd is the Urban Environment Officer in UN-Habitat's Urban Planning and Design Branch where he leads substantive outreach on sustainable cities. Recently he helped secure the adoption of the urban Sustainable Development Goal (SDG-11) and the first global metrics on urban... Read More →
avatar for David Brody

David Brody

Professor of Design Studies, Parsons School of Design
David Brody is a Professor of Design Studies at Parsons. He is the author of Visualizing American Empire: Orientalism and Imperialism in the Philippines and more recently Housekeeping and Design: Hotels and Labor. Both books were published by the University of Chicago Press. He... Read More →
avatar for Sharon Sutton

Sharon Sutton

Visiting Professor of Architecture, Parsons School of Design
Dr. Sharon Egretta Sutton, FAIA is an activist educator and public scholar who promotes inclusivity in the cultural makeup of the city-making professions and in the populations they serve, and also advocates for participatory planning and design processes in disenfranchised communities.Over... Read More →
avatar for Jaeseong Yi

Jaeseong Yi

Product Designer, Farmshelf
Jaeseong Yi is a product designer focusing on the intersection of frontier tech and food systems. He currently works at Farmshelf, where he is part of an interdisciplinary team that is developing smart indoor farms that enable anyone to grow food where they live, work and eat. With... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Starr Foundation Hall - UL102

2:00pm EDT

Walking Tour: Education and Radical Free Thought in Greenwich Village
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Greenwich Village is home to some of the first public educational institutions in New York City, from the city's first free circulating library to the People’s Institute, an educational and community center for working-class adults founded in 1897. The Village’s pedigree as a bastion of free expression has its roots in these institutions, which were at the center of some of the great radical and progressive movements of the 19th and 20th centuries. On this tour, we’ll drop by The New School and discuss how opposition to World War I (and to stodgy uptown academia) inspired the creation one hundred years ago of the school, the first university in the country to offer courses on women's and African-American history. We will also visit the first law school in New York City to admit women, an anarchist educational collective on St. Marks Place whose instructors included Margaret Sanger and Jack London, and other historic sites.

Presented in partnership with the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.

Thursday October 3, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Meet in front of 66 West 12th Street

2:00pm EDT

Refugee Scholars Primary Source Workshop
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This workshop led by nationally recognized professional educators will introduce or re-enforce concepts of experiential learning using archival documentation from the Rockefeller Archive's dossiers on refugee scholars, many of whom accepted teaching positions at The New School for Social Research after the University in Exile was founded in 1933. Participants inhabit the role of philanthropic foundation officials reviewing applications for academic asylum in the United States in the 1930s and 1940s. The Rockefeller Foundation financially supported endangered European scholars and made what became the Graduate Faculty of The New School possible. More info: https://rockfound.rockarch.org/refugee-scholar-program. Appropriate for undergraduates and novice researchers through experienced historians and educators.

Listen to WSNR New School Radio's feature on The Refugee Scholars Project here!

Speakers
avatar for Marissa Vassari

Marissa Vassari

Rockefeller Archive Center Archivist and Educator
Marissa Vassari is the archivist andeducator in the Research and Education division of the Rockefeller Archive Center (RAC). She has presented her K-12 education work at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, was invited to conduct the RAC World War II Refugee Scholars Workshop... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Berkowitz

Elizabeth Berkowitz

Rockefeller Archive Center Outreach Program Manager and Fellow
Elizabeth Berkowitz is currently a Mellon/ACLS public fellow at the Rockefeller Archive Center, where she works as the outreach program manager for the Department of Research and Education. She holds a PhD in art history from the Graduate Center, City University of New York, where... Read More →
avatar for Barry Goldberg

Barry Goldberg

Rockefeller Archive Center Research Fellow
Barry Goldberg is a research fellow at the Rockefeller Archive Center (RAC) specializing on the history of the Rockefeller Foundation. He holds a PhD in History from the CUNY Graduate Center (2017) and has written for numerous publications, including the Journal of Policy History... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Klein Conference Room - A510

2:30pm EDT

Indigenous Knowledge and Resistance Matters: The Time for Decolonizing Academia Is Now
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As the world faces a global climate crisis and widespread social and political unrest, Indigenous peoples are leading efforts to defend the land, air, and water on which we all depend. These struggles are part of longstanding Indigenous resistance to colonial occupation, land dispossession, and state violence, including violence against women. Yet many institutions, including schools and universities, continue to erase Indigenous knowledge and resistance efforts—contributing to ongoing epistemic violence and furthering an agenda of assimilation that privileges anthropocentric and Eurocentric knowledge systems and forms of social organization. The coloniality of power and knowledge persists. What would it mean to center Indigenous knowledge, history, and social movements at The New School, as it celebrates 100 years as “a dynamic center of scholars, artists, and activists”? How might such a change shift the way we look at climate and environmental justice, colonial violence, state building, migration and border control, design strategies, racial justice, capitalism, and radical social and global transformation? How would it influence our hiring practices, the focus of our research projects, our methodology, our pedagogical goals and strategies, the choice of texts in our syllabi?

Professors Leonardo Figueroa and Jaskiran Dhillon take up these critical questions and discuss the urgency of decolonization and the politics of knowledge production at The New School and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Leonardo Figueroa

Leonardo Figueroa

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Policy, Schools of Public Engagement
Leonardo Figueroa is an associate professor of environmental studies and policy at The New School. His work underlines how decolonization and Indigenous resurgence, alongside social, environmental and climate justice, are key to overcoming planetary crises. His latest writings appear... Read More →
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Jaskiran Dhillon

Associate Professor Of Global Studies, Schools of Public Engagement
Jaskiran Dhillon is a first generation anti-colonial scholar and organizer who grew up on Treaty Six Cree Territory in Saskatchewan, Canada. Her work spans the fields of settler colonialism, anthropology of the state, environmental justice, anti-racist feminism, colonial violence... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
Amphitheater - A407

3:00pm EDT

The New Campus: A Conversation about Architecture and Planning
Parsons Faculty Member Elizabeth Chakkappan hosts a conversation between Emma Fuller, a senior architecture student, and Lia Gartner, New School University’s V.P. for Buildings, based on a research paper Emma wrote during her freshman year in Elizabeth’s class.  After inviting Emma to speak about her 2017 critique of the forms and functions of the University Center Building using the history and mission of New School University as a guiding analytical framework, as well as how her thoughts have evolved and changed during the course of her undergraduate education – and inviting Lia to address the same themes from the planning perspective – Elizabeth will facilitate a discussion between the two speakers about the future of building at New School and how the process can involve more community participation. 

Speakers
avatar for Emma Fuller

Emma Fuller

 I originally grew up in Denver, Colorado and am currently a senior in architecture at Parsons. I have a strong passion for architecture and the built environment as a whole and its influence in all realms--whether that is sustainability or evoking emotion and leaving an impact on... Read More →
avatar for Lia Gartner, FAIA, LEED AP

Lia Gartner, FAIA, LEED AP

Vice President for Buildings
Lia is responsible for all building-related activities, integrating long-range campus planning through facilities maintenance. During her tenure at The New School, Lia has overseen the transformation of the university’s campus into an award-winning center of learning through projects... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Chakkappan

Elizabeth Chakkappan

Professor, Parsons School of Design


Thursday October 3, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
U502 / 503

3:00pm EDT

Loyalty & Betrayal: Their Role in Political Life - Session I. Philosophical Understandings of Loyalty & Betrayal
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This session examines how loyalty, a paradoxical virtue, and betrayal have been theorized and how they relate to each other.

Conference overview: 

Loyalty & Betrayal is the 39th Social Research conference and is part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of The New School. It recognizes both the origins of The New School, which was founded by a small group of professors who left Columbia University in protest over the imposition of loyalty oaths during World War I, and the continuing relevance and deep complexities underlying the concepts of loyalty and betrayal in our political lives today. It takes place during The New School’s “Festival of New,” its week of centennial celebration.

Loyalty to and betrayal of political leaders, political parties, and the state are worldwide phenomena. Their role in our 20th and 21st century history is all too evident and can be seen most vividly in the repeated imposition of loyalty oaths, first during World War I and later during the McCarthy period and the enactment of the McCarran Act. It can also be seen in the disgraceful internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and today in the US in the frequent demands made by President Trump on those around him to remain loyal to him even at the expense of protecting laws and democratic values. It is vividly clear in Russia by the price put on disloyalty to Putin and in many other places as well.

Loyalty is not a simple virtue. The frequency with which divided loyalties occur is one reason this is so, for example, when upholding certain laws, like those pertaining to protecting the secrecy of certain government documents, conflicts with the recognition that what they contain endangers the country and that those dangers might be avoided were they made public. The contrast between loyalty and betrayal is stark, and while they are mutually exclusive, loyalty to one group or idea can, as in the case of divided loyalties, be at the cost of betrayal of some other value or group. Moreover, loyalty can become dangerous when it morphs into fanaticism. So unlike many other virtues, loyalty is paradoxical; a vice when it is pledged to a totalitarian regime or supreme leader over the laws of the land, or a virtue when pledged to the rule of duly enacted laws. The complexity of the concept of loyalty is reflected in a quote from former distinguished The New School for Social Research philosopher Hannah Arendt, an astute commentator on totalitarian regimes, who writes that, “Total loyalty is possible only when fidelity is emptied of all concrete content, from which changes of mind might naturally arise.”

The time is right for a conference that reflects on the concepts of loyalty and betrayal and how they have figured in history, how they have been depicted in the writings of philosophers, and how they are affecting (if not poisoning) contemporary political life.

Speakers
avatar for Oz Frankel

Oz Frankel

Associate Professor of History, The New School for Social Research
Oz Frankel is associate professor of History at the New School for Social Research and author of States of Inquiry: Social Investigations and Print Culture in Nineteenth Century Britain and the United States, which explores the early roots of the modern informational states.
avatar for George Kateb

George Kateb

William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics, Emeritus, Princeton University
George Kateb is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics Emeritus at Princeton. He is the author of Utopia and Its Enemies (1963, reissued 1972); Political Theory; Its Nature and Uses (1968); Hannah Arendt: Politics, Conscience, Evil (1984); The Inner Ocean: Individualism... Read More →
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Avishai Margalit

Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Avishai Margalit is an Israeli Professor Emeritus in Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. From 2006 to 2011, he served as the George F. Kennan Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Margalit is one of the foremost thinkers and commentators on the... Read More →
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Marci Shore

Associate Professor of History, Yale University
Marci Shore is associate professor of history at Yale University. She received her MA from the University of Toronto in 1996 and her PhD from Stanford University in 2001; and since 2004 has regularly been a visiting fellow at the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen in Vienna... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center - I202

4:00pm EDT

It’s the Capitalism: Income inequality and its connection to food and health
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How do capitalist economic formations produce hunger and disease? Can health and abundance be achieved within capitalism or only outside of it? In this discussion, building on her research on food systems, health and migration, Professor of Food Studies and Anthropology, Alyshia Gálvez will explore the concept of a “slow death,” the ways that chronic diseases like diabetes while framed as “diet-related” and to be addressed with behavior and diet changes, are actually products of the slow erosion of market forces on the body.

Readings will be made available to attendees.

Speakers
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Alyshia Gálvez

Professor of Food Studies and Anthropology, Bachelor's Program For Adults and Transfer Students, Schools of Public Engagement
Alyshia Gálvez is a cultural and medical anthropologist and is a professor of food studies and anthropology at The New School.  She is the author of a new book entitled Eating NAFTA: Trade, Food Policies and the Destruction of Mexico (UC Press, 2018) on changing food policies... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
The Bob and Sheila Hoerle Lecture Hall - UL105

4:00pm EDT

Open Dis[Courses] - Participatory Media Research
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This course explores participatory and qualitative approaches to designing and conducting social inquiry and behavioral research. The class focuses on applying such approaches to understanding the role of participatory media, digital narrative, and DIY cultures in social and community-based contexts, particularly in global settings. Students will examine case studies, theory and practice, as well as ethical considerations for conducting ethnographic fieldwork and qualitative research both online and in place-based communities. We will review approaches to designing qualitative studies, conducting participant observation, focus group sessions and semi-structured interviews, as well as handling informed consent, privacy, and confidentiality. The course also explores novel participatory modes of research leveraging digital media, narrative, mapping and creative expression in diverse socio-cultural settings. Finally, we examine methods for organization and analysis of qualitative data collected in the field to make sense of emerging research outcomes. Students will be expected to conduct brief exercises and devise suitable methods to propose a potential research study of interest.

Thursday October 3, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Room 404

4:00pm EDT

The New School in the Square: Concert in Union Square Park
This breakout Union Square concert features some of The New School’s most heralded and relevant performers to date, including pop artists Lion Babe (with Jillian Hervey ’11), singer Morgan Saint ’16, pianist James Francies ’17, and DJs Marco Weibel ’17 and Dion Anike McKenzie (TYPGAPAW) ’06 of The Lot Radio, created by Francios Vaxelaire ’13. Warm-up dance lead by Viva Soudan '08 of Haus of Sweat. 

Program
4:00 p.m. Marco Weibel, Viva Soudan
5:00 p.m. TYGAPAW, James Francies Trio
6:00 p.m. Morgan Saint, Lion Babe


Artists
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James Francies Trio

BFA Jazz/Contemporary Music '17
The New York Times called pianist, keyboardist, and composer James Francies “a pianist with liquid dynamism in his touch.” The Houston native released his debut CD, Flight ,for the legendary Blue Note Records and was just recently named one of "8 Artists You Should Know” by... Read More →
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Lion Babe

Grammy-Nominated Artist, (with Jillian Hervey, BA The Arts '11)
Lion Babe is a New York bred funk and soul duo comprised of multidisciplinary artist Jillian Hervey and producer/DJ Lucas Goodman, (also known as Astro Raw.) The pair are known for their unique sound and look and associate themselves with the term ‘futuristic nostalgia’ to describe... Read More →
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Marco Weibel

DJ
Brought up on a diet of soul, early chicago/detroit house, jazz and rare grooves, DJ / selector Marco, dabbles in all things deep, spiritual, raw and honest. Originally from Singapore, Marco is one of the brightest selectors to have emerged out of the burgeoning South-East Asian scene... Read More →
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Morgan Saint

BFA Illustration '16
Morgan Saint debuted in 2017 with a low-key, left-of-center pop sound in the realm of Lorde, Broods, and Banks. A native of Long Island, New York, Saint studied piano for eight years, taught herself how to play guitar, and privately wrote songs and poetry during high school and college... Read More →
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TYGAPAW

Producer and DJ
TYGAPAW (Dion McKenzie) is a Multi-Disciplined producer and DJ based in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Her Jamaican ancestry and upbringing fused with her 13 years living in New York City have influenced a music style she dubs “Sultry Club.” She incorporates sexy 90’s R&B sounds with... Read More →
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Vanessa Soudan (VIVA)

Artist & Movement Guide, Founder of Haus of Sweat, BA Liberal Arts ‘08
VIVA is the pseudonym for Queens-based choreographer, performer, and movement director Vanessa Soudan. She is a graduate of Eugene Lang at The New School where she studied performance theory and dance. In service of facilitating bodily autonomy to the masses she has studied movement... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Union Square Park- North Pavillion

4:30pm EDT

Radical Equality: Pathways to Reversing Extreme Wealth Inequality
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We are living in a time of extreme inequality of income, wealth, and opportunity, much as the U.S. was experiencing a century ago during the first Gilded Age.
 
The concentration of wealth has reached a pinnacle, with three billionaires owning as much wealth as the bottom half of US households combined. The racial wealth divide is growing, with the median white household holding 41 times the wealth of the median black household. These grotesque inequalities undermine every aspect of our lives, including our physical health, environment, social connectedness, democracy, civic life, and economic health and vibrancy.

What will it take to reverse engineer these trends to build a more radically equal and regenerative society? How do we decolonize our concept of wealth –and disrupt the societal stories and narratives of deservedness that justify and perpetuate these inequalities? What is a vision of a radically more equitable society look like? What are the pathways forward?

Speakers
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Chuck Collins

Director, Program on Inequality and the Common Good, Institute for Policy Studies
Chuck Collins is the Director the Program on Inequality and the Common Good at the Institute for Policy Studies where he co-edits Inequality.org. He is author of the popular book, Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, an... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
Amphitheater - A407

6:00pm EDT

Protecting Your Mental Health As A Black Creative In The Face of Social Injustice
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Mental Health is an important yet sometimes overlooked wellness activation in our society at large. Within the black community here in America, this avenue of health has a myriad of internal and external factors that attribute to the struggles of overcoming its damaging grasp. Throughout time, black creatives have punctured this culture but with the weight and struggle of so many social injustices that are still being fought.
Join us, The Parsons Black Alumni group as we discuss the significant ways black creatives can protect their mental health.

The ultimate goal is to overcome the adversities and successfully live out our passion as creatives with a clear mind, body, and soul.

Speakers
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Jae Joseph

Art Consultant + Cultural Entrepreneur, JAE JOSEPH STUDIO
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Jeffrey R. Gardere, M.Phil., M.S., D.Min., Ph.D., ABPP

Board Certified Clinical Psychologist
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Lucky Church

Global Liaison & Master Relationship Builder. Partner & Global PR Director at SMF Global Consultants


Thursday October 3, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center - I202

6:00pm EDT

Loyalty & Betrayal: Their Role in Political Life - Keynote by Andrew McCabe
Limited Capacity seats available

A keynote address by Andrew McCabe, former Deputy Director of the FBI followed by an interview with journalist and author, Carl Bernstein.

Book Signing - 5:00pm-6:00pm: Prior to the event, McCabe will be signing his book The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump 

Conference overview: 

Loyalty & Betrayal is the 39th Social Research conference and is part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of The New School. It recognizes both the origins of The New School, which was founded by a small group of professors who left Columbia University in protest over the imposition of loyalty oaths during World War I, and the continuing relevance and deep complexities underlying the concepts of loyalty and betrayal in our political lives today. It takes place during The New School’s “Festival of New,” its week of centennial celebration.

Loyalty to and betrayal of political leaders, political parties, and the state are worldwide phenomena. Their role in our 20th and 21st century history is all too evident and can be seen most vividly in the repeated imposition of loyalty oaths, first during World War I and later during the McCarthy period and the enactment of the McCarran Act. It can also be seen in the disgraceful internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and today in the US in the frequent demands made by President Trump on those around him to remain loyal to him even at the expense of protecting laws and democratic values. It is vividly clear in Russia by the price put on disloyalty to Putin and in many other places as well.

Loyalty is not a simple virtue. The frequency with which divided loyalties occur is one reason this is so, for example, when upholding certain laws, like those pertaining to protecting the secrecy of certain government documents, conflicts with the recognition that what they contain endangers the country and that those dangers might be avoided were they made public. The contrast between loyalty and betrayal is stark, and while they are mutually exclusive, loyalty to one group or idea can, as in the case of divided loyalties, be at the cost of betrayal of some other value or group. Moreover, loyalty can become dangerous when it morphs into fanaticism. So unlike many other virtues, loyalty is paradoxical; a vice when it is pledged to a totalitarian regime or supreme leader over the laws of the land, or a virtue when pledged to the rule of duly enacted laws. The complexity of the concept of loyalty is reflected in a quote from former distinguished The New School for Social Research philosopher Hannah Arendt, an astute commentator on totalitarian regimes, who writes that, “Total loyalty is possible only when fidelity is emptied of all concrete content, from which changes of mind might naturally arise.”

The time is right for a conference that reflects on the concepts of loyalty and betrayal and how they have figured in history, how they have been depicted in the writings of philosophers, and how they are affecting (if not poisoning) contemporary political life.

Speakers
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Andrew McCabe

Former Deputy Director of the FBI
Andrew G. McCabe served as deputy director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from February 2016 to January 2018. With less than two days before his scheduled retirement in March 2018, McCabe was fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions in what many view as a politically motivated... Read More →
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Carl Bernstein

Journalist and Author
In the early 1970s, Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward broke the Watergate story for The Washington Post, leading to the resignation of President Richard Nixon and setting the standard for modern investigative reporting, for which they and The Post were awarded the Pulitzer Prize. With... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
The First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York

6:00pm EDT

How To Be An Antiracist
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In conjunction with this semester’s Global 1919 lecture series, the New School welcomes Professor Ibram X. Kendi.

When the first Black president headed into the White House, Americans were imagining their nation as colorblind and went so far as to call it post-racial. With the arrival of Donald Trump many people are awakening and seeing racial reality for the first time. With opened minds, people are actively trying to understand racism. In this deeply personal and empowering lecture, Kendi shifts the discussion from how not to be racist, to how to be an antiracist. He shares his own racist ideas and how he overcame them. He provides direction to people and institutions who want more than just band-aid programs, but actual antiracist action that builds an antiracist America.


Speakers
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Ibram X. Kendi

National Book Award-winning historian and author of Stamped From The Beginning
Ibram X. Kendi is a New York Times bestselling author and the founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. A professor of history and international relations and a frequent public speaker, Kendi is a columnist at The Atlantic. He is the author... Read More →

Faculty Organizer
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Aaron Jakes

Assistant Professor of Historical Studies, Eugene Lang College and The New School for Social Research


Thursday October 3, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
The Auditorium - A106

6:00pm EDT

Open Dis[Courses] - Economics of Climate Change
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The economics of climate change has recently become an important topic both in academia and in public policy debates. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) and multilateral institutions (IMF, WB, and ILO) have undertaken extensive work on the causes and effects of climate change. The economics of climate change is related to environmental, resource economics, and macroeconomic policies. This course starts with the theory of externalities in economics and focuses on the causes of climate change, the latest research on climate change, and the mitigation and adaptation policies proposed to combat climate change, such as cap and trade, carbon tax, and green bonds, as well as on the distributional impacts of those policies. The course also studies new technologies that may help to mitigate climate change. In this context, an important topic is the transition to renewable energy. The transition from fossil fuel to an economy based on renewable energy is also studied here. Further important issues are the financing of climate policies, the frequency and severity of climate disasters, and the current proposal of the Green New Deal. International climate negotiation and treaties are discussed as well as the impact of climate change policies on employment and green jobs.

Thursday October 3, 2019 6:00pm - 7:50pm EDT
6 East 16th Street, Room: 734

6:00pm EDT

Praxis Tank Launch || Purpose, Politics, and Power: Reflections on Making
Please join us as we launch Praxis Tank, a project dedicated to elevating knowledge born from freedom struggles and the practices, pedagogies, and experiments that advance collective transformation and movements for liberation. We view “knowledge” as embodying many forms at once—art, stories, actions, music, writing. “Tank” refers to a space for holding and storing unseen and undervalued knowledge, for collaborative thinking across space and time, and for creative experimentation. Invited artists, organizers, and scholars will share their praxis-based work and reflections on it. 

Thursday October 3, 2019 6:00pm - 8:30pm EDT
Lang Café - B100

6:00pm EDT

Open Dis[Courses]- Creative Research Studies: Documentary Theatre
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This CRS module requires research and civic engagement as a means to ultimately create a play. The first semester focuses on research and interview methodology, as well as best practices for establishing and cultivating relationships within a community. Students explore the work of companies and artists that have successfully used similar practices to create engaging theater, including The Civilians, American Records, Tectonic Theatre Project, Anna Deavere Smith, Lynn Nottage, and the team behind Come From Away. The class gives students an opportunity to use dramatic tools to shape a given community’s story, and ultimately to see and feel how powerful a tool theatre can be when it grows out of active engagement with a specific place and population. Students are graded on their efforts both in and outside of the classroom, and guided through all steps of the research and creative process.

Faculty Organizer
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Alison Weller

Part-Time Lecturer, School of Drama


Thursday October 3, 2019 6:00pm - 8:30pm EDT
Arnhold Room 930

6:00pm EDT

Birthing a Nation: History, Memory, and The Artist Self
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What happens when an artist’s behavior as a “private” citizen overshadows the critical acclaim of their artistic endeavors?Using Nate Parker’s “The Birth of a Nation,” this screening and panel discussion aims to dissect some of the complex forces at play that determined the outcome of this film and the resulting career pathway of its director.  Beset by scandal, its proximity to the #metoo movement, and systemic racism, the film is simultaneously a recipient of the Sundance Film Festival’s prestigious Audience Award and Grand Jury Prizes, as well as a record-shattering acquisition by Fox Searchlight.  The panel will include one of film’s lead actors, Aunjanue Ellis, and New School faculty members – in the areas of filmmaking and media history, as well as gender and African American studies – who will consider whether it is possible to determine the value of a work of art as a distinctive element, rather than as a convergence with the artist’s personal history.  Are we able to consider the artist and their work separate from their personal mistakes and misjudgments?  These tensions will be explored through the lens of race and access in artistic production.

Speakers
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Aunjanue Ellis

Actress and Producer
Aunjanue L. Ellis is an Emmy-nominated American actress and producer whose career in film, television, and theater spans the past 24 years.Ms. Ellis graduated Brown University & NYU Tisch School of the Arts, she began her acting career in the theater where her stage credits include... Read More →
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Shireen Soliman

Part-Time Assistant Professor, Parsons School of Design
Shireen Soliman has been teaching at Parsons School of Design for more than 20 years. She is a Muslim-Egyptian-American with extensive experience in the world of fashion, education, art and design. Aligning her unique professional and personal worlds as an artist, educator, and community... Read More →
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Marcus Turner

Assistant Professor of Filmmaking, Schools of Public Engagement, The New School
Mr. Turner graduated Cum Laude from The University of Cincinnati’s Communications Arts program and attended New York University’s MFA in Film program. Before joining The New School faculty, Marcus taught Film Production and Film Studies at The City University of New York and Hollins... Read More →

Faculty Organizer
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Michelle Materre

Associate Professor of Media Studies and Film, The New School
In addition to holding a position as Associate Professor of Media Studies and Film at The New School where she has been teaching since 2001, Ms. Materre is currently the Director of the Media Management graduate program in the School of Media Studies. Materre’s professional background... Read More →
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Tracyann Williams

Director of Academic Affairs in the Bachelor's Program For Adults and Transfer Students, Schools of Public Engagement
Tracyann Williams earned her Ph. D. and M. Phil. in English from The Graduate Center/City University of New York.  She also holds a Certificate in Women’s Studies. Before becoming the Director of Academic Affairs, she was full-time faculty for 13 years at The New School.  She... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 6:00pm - 9:30pm EDT
Kellen Auditorium

7:00pm EDT

Camilo Godoy: Diplomacy
Limited Capacity seats available

A performance exploring the power dynamics of the Cold War era and how these intersected with
institutional support of art and dance. Through performed actions and reading of texts, Godoy re-constructs this history in a site-specific context in the historic Orozco Room, itself the site of political and historical juxtapositions.

Artists
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Camilo Godoy

BA Education Studies and BFA Photography '16
Camilo Godoy considers performance and performativity as a means to deconstruct social and political frameworks. Incorporating research and process-based collaborations into his performances he invites a critical look into the narratives and experiences that are left in the margins... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
Orozco Room- A712

7:00pm EDT

Drama MFA Production of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist
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The School of Drama presents an adaptation of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, written by Neil Bartlett, as the first Mainstage production of Drama's 2019–20 season. The production is directed by Melissa Maxwell and features the entire cohort of MFA third year actors: Hannah Adrian, Olivia Battle, William Berger-Bailey, Jazmyn Boone, Yun-Chin Chang, Caroline Hertz, Racquel Jean-Louis, Ian Lawrence, Philip Lopez, Kasey O'Brien, Riley Payne, Kyle Ryan, Carla Smith, Michael Spara, and Jacqueline Theoharis.

**After adding this event to your schedule, please reserve your ticket for the show here**

Thursday October 3, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Bank Street Theatre - Z301

7:30pm EDT

Dialogues on The New: A Conversation with Geena Rocero, Rain Valdez, Whembley Sewell
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for an in depth conversation Geena Rocero, Rain Valdez and Whembley Sewell about trans-inclusivity and disrupting gender norms in film and media.

Speakers
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Geena Rocero

Model, Producer, Gender Proud
Geena Rocero, born and raised in Manila, Philippines, is a model, public speaker, producer, trans rights advocate, and co-host of the Webby Awards honoree TV Show ASPIREist, broadcasted on HLN/CNN. As the August 2019 Playboy Playmate, she made history as the first trans-Asian Pacific... Read More →
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Rain Valdez

Actress and Filmmaker, Now>Ever Productions
Rain Valdez is an out and proud transgender actress and award-winning filmmaker. She played Coco in season 2 of TV Land’s Lopez and doubled in Amazon's Transparent as Miss Van Nuys on screen and a producer behind the scenes. Valdez’s rom-com short, Ryans, which she starred in... Read More →
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Whembley Sewell

them., executive editor
As executive editor of them, Sewell oversees the brand’s editorial content across all platforms and experiences. Previously, Sewell was channel manager at Teen Vogue, where she led the brand’s emerging platform programming strategy and helped maintain overall content strategy... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 7:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
Wollman Hall - B500

7:30pm EDT

Provoke: On the Relationship Between the Internet and the Creative Process
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Panel Discussion with artists and designers Fecal Matter (Matieres Fecales) moderated by Marie Genevieve Cyr, Assistant Professor of Fashion Design. 

The intangible space of the internet has propelled the most significant cultural shift of the twenty-first century producing, consequently, viral fashion imagery becoming treasured design objects. Through general translation and recontextualization, the design process is now a spirally negotiated interaction between artists, designers, manufacturers and customers; creating a digital vortex.The artistic use of the internet as a mass medium and the translation of its content into physical space is a constant game of experimentations between online and offline

Fecal Matter is a collective founded by the designers, musicians, models, photographers, performers, directors, and activists Hannah Rose Dalton and Steven Raj Bhaskaran. The two have created a dark, provocative fantasy world that encourages people to freely question gender norms, challenge conventional notions about what it means to be human, and celebrate their creativity. Dalton and Bhaskaran express their worldview not only through their subversive aesthetic but also in the production, promotion, and distribution of their goods.

About Fecal Matter:

Fecal Matter is a multi-disciplinary brand created in order to express uncensored ideas. The Fecal Matter world presents an alternative to restrictive beauty standards and offers experiences and products that connect fashion, film, politics, performance, music and everything that is forbidden in order to promote critical thinking.

The duo behind the brand, Steven Raj (Sri Lankan and Guyanese) and Hannah Rose (originally from Auckland, New Zealand), bonded over their passion for change and freedom of expression when they met at Lasalle College in Montreal, Canada. Established in January 2016, the intention behind the brand name comes from their interpretation of the cycle of consumption and how valueless the material world can be. They use social media as a platform to visually share their unique vision of beauty and reality. The duo has been praised for their 360 degree work process as they create all aspects of their work including photography, hair, makeup, clothing, modelling and editing.

Since their debut, they have worked heavily with photographer Nick Knight, including presenting their SS18 collection with SHOWstudio in London. And more recently, they have presented their SS19 collection titled “Non-Human” in London where they debuted the Skin Heels which went viral.

Through press coverage from Vogue USA, Vogue Italia, The New York Times, BOF, I-D Magazine, Dazed, CTV and much more, their message challenges the international fashion landscape of today on an international scale.

Also balancing a music career, the duo performs in New York, Paris, Montreal, Berlin and London. Most importantly, their work has transformed into a lifestyle that is been adopted by their cult following of more than half a million followers around the world. Driven by provoking humanity's codes of normality, the Fecal Matter world can set a human free from censorship.

Speakers
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Fecal Matter

Fecal Matter is a multi-disciplinary brand created in order to express uncensored ideas. The Fecal Matter world presents an alternative to restrictive beauty standards and offers experiences and products that connect fashion, film, politics, performance, music and everything that... Read More →

Faculty Organizer
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Marie Genevieve Cyr

Assistant Professor of Fashion Design, Parsons School of Design
Marie Geneviève Cyr is an Assistant Professor of Fashion Design at Parsons School of Design. She has an MA in Visual Culture/Fashion Theory from New York University, a BA in Design and Applied Arts from the Edinburgh College of Art and was nominated in 2009 for a Genie Award by the... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
Starr Foundation Hall - UL102

8:00pm EDT

(Un)Silent Film Night: THE FOG OF WAR with Live Orchestra
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The New School's College of Performing Arts in partnership with the Philip Glass Institute presents the first-ever live performance/screening of The Fog of War by Errol Morris with music by Philip Glass. Under the direction of Michael Riesman, Music Director of the Philip Glass Ensemble, students from Mannes School of Music and the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music, perform Philip Glass's original score to The Fog of War.

Described as “Brilliant! A wrenching and provocative work” by Newsweek, The Fog of War is an Oscar-winning documentary film by Errol Morris about the life and times of former US Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, illustrating his observations of the nature of modern warfare. The title derives from the military concept of the "fog of war," depicting the difficulty of making decisions in the midst of conflict.

(Un)Silent Film Night events celebrate the breaking down of barriers between art forms to create an evening of artistic excellence and entertainment. Previous editions of (Un)Silent Film Night have drawn capacity crowds to the 400-seat Tishman Auditorium and have featured screenings of Buster Keaton’s Sherlock Jr. with the NYC premiere of a score by Craig Marks; Charlie Chaplin’s The Immigrant with a world premiere of a score by Alexis Cuadrado; Chaplin’s original score for the films, Gold Rush and City Lights; Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds, with a world premiere of a score by Nathan Kamal; and Harold Lloyd’s films Speedy and Safety Last!, with their beloved Carl Davis scores. The event has previously been hosted by Matthew Broderick, Bill Irwin, Rob Bartlett, and Ed Rothstein. The Theater Orchestra has been led by an impressive roster of guest conductors, including Charles Neidich, Alexis Cuadrado, Gary Fagin, David Hayes, and Mark Gould.

Thursday October 3, 2019 8:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
Tishman Auditorium - U100

8:30pm EDT

Camilo Godoy: Diplomacy
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

A performance exploring the power dynamics of the Cold War era and how these intersected with institutional support of art and dance. Through performed actions and reading of texts, Godoy
re-constructs this history in a site-specific context in the historic Orozco Room, itself the site of political and historical juxtapositions.

Please note that limited seating is available and entry is on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Artists
CG

Camilo Godoy

BA Education Studies and BFA Photography '16
Camilo Godoy considers performance and performativity as a means to deconstruct social and political frameworks. Incorporating research and process-based collaborations into his performances he invites a critical look into the narratives and experiences that are left in the margins... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 8:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
Orozco Room- A712

8:30pm EDT

The Stone featuring Brian Marsella '00
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Marsella, Mori, Wollesen

Performers: 
Brian Marsella, BFA Jazz and Contemporary Music '00 (synths)
Ikue Mori (electronics)
Kenny Wollesen (drums)

Artists
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Brian Marsella

Musician, BFA Jazz/Contemporary Music '00
Brian Marsella has risen to the top ranks of NYC jazz pianists. A Philadelphia native, Marsella moved to New York in 1998 and has been touring and recording consistently since. Currently Marsella has released 11 albums as a leader or co-leader. His projects include the large ensembles... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 8:30pm - 11:00pm EDT
Glassbox Theatre - I100
 
Friday, October 4
 

8:30am EDT

The New Now
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Join Joyce E. Levy, Director of Mindful Movement at THE WELL, for a strong, open level, Yoga practice that will encourage the height, width, depth, mobility and strength of your body. When we spend time embodying the three dimensions of space that we occupy we generate an experience of presence. While in this heightened state of “NOW” we can use our imaginations to tap into the fourth dimension - time - to generate wisdom from where we have been and where we are going. Expect a 60-minute class with a mindful movement practice and guided meditation.

** Please bring your own yoga mats, blocks and straps ** 

About THE WELL: 
THE WELL is a modern membership-based wellness club designed for busy urban professionals in the heart of New York City. We recognize both the benefits of Western medicine and the wisdom of Eastern healing and have built a science-backed ecosystem for wellness. Our integrative medicine doctors, health coaches and skilled practitioners work together under one roof to build customized plans uniquely suited to each member and their goals.

The 18,000-square-foot club includes a full-service spa with steam and sauna, an organic restaurant, reflexology lounge, yoga and meditation studios, private training gym and classroom with innovative weekly programming. At THE WELL, your health is integrated, proactive and personalized leading to a more balanced you.

We offer a special membership rate of $210 for 32 and under.
We would also love to waive the initiation fee for New School faculty, students and staff.

Speakers
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Joyce Englander Levy

Director of Mindful Movement at THE WELL


Friday October 4, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
Wollman Hall - B500

8:30am EDT

CreativeMornings at Parsons School of Design Featuring Giorgia Lupi
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In 2008, Tina Roth Eisenberg (Swissmiss) started CreativeMornings out of a desire for an ongoing, accessible event for New York’s creative community. The concept was simple: breakfast and a short talk one Friday morning a month. Every event would be free of charge and open to anyone.

Today, attendees gather in cities around the world to enjoy fresh coffee, friendly people, and an international array of breakfast foods. Volunteer hosts and their team members organize local chapters that not only celebrate a city’s creative talent, but also promote an open space to connect with like-minded individuals.

The growing archive of past breakfast talks is humbling. From design legends to hometown heroes, speakers are selected by each chapter based on a global theme. CreativeMornings remains free thanks to the support of local sponsors, generous venues, and longterm partners.

Anyone can attend. Just register beforehand to reserve your spot. And if you need a little help convincing your boss to let you attend, we’ve got you covered.

Remember to set your alarm, and we’ll see you in the morning!

Presented by Parsons School of Design. 

Speakers
avatar for Georgia Lupi

Georgia Lupi

Giorgia Lupi is an information designer whose work takes a humanistic approach to data. In her practice, she challenges the impersonality of data, designing engaging visual narratives that reconnect numbers to what they stand for: stories, people, ideas.In 2011, she co-founded Accurat, an acclaimed... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
Tishman Auditorium - U100

9:00am EDT

Open Dis[Courses] - Transdisciplinary Seminar 1
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Emergent Transdisciplinary Design: In celebration of 100 years of experimentalism at The New School, we will explore the role that collective processes can play in remaking design teaching and learning in a time of complexity. The session will start with a short overview of The New School’s history of educational innovation. After that, students will lead their classmates and guests through a coordinated, small-group brainstorming session to explore new modalities of classroom learning, building on the concept of self-organizing systems. Can we collectively envision new forms of design education at The New School that are student-led, unplanned, and emergent?

Speakers
avatar for Jamer Hunt

Jamer Hunt

Associate Professor of Transdisciplinary, The New School
Jamer Hunt is the Vice Provost for Transdisciplinary Initiatives at The New School, where he was founding director (2009-2015) of the graduate program in Transdisciplinary Design at Parsons School of Design. He is an Associate Professor of Transdisciplinary as well as serving as Visiting... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 9:00am - 11:40am EDT
6 East 16th Street - Room 1203

10:00am EDT

Civil Rights Living Legends, featuring Congressman Charles B. Rangel
Limited Capacity seats available

The Civil Rights Living Legends digital storytelling animation project features audio interviews with leading figures in the civil rights movements enhanced with character animations. These activists discuss how they overcame their fears and personal concerns to find the courage to fight for civil rights for all.

This segment offers a preview of the first formal showing of the trailer draft. In the segment, Congressman Charles Rangel describes his participation in the second of the Selma-to-Montgomery marches in 1965. The interview is followed by an informal conversation, moderated by animator and computer graphics faculty member Judith Michelle Hill, about the march and the congressman's career. We conclude with a Q&A.

Speakers
avatar for Charles B. Rangel

Charles B. Rangel

Statesman in Residence at The City College of New York for the City University of New York, Former Congressman
Charles B. Rangel, war hero, history-making congressman, master lawmaker. A founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus, he made history as the first African American member of Congress to lead the powerful Ways and Means Committee.  He served for 23 terms in the House of Representatives... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
The Auditorium - A106

10:00am EDT

The Youth Will Win: A Conversation on Activism with Naomi Wadler and Elaine Welteroth
Limited Capacity seats available

Join twelve-year-old social justice and youth activist Naomi Wadler in conversation with award-winning journalist Elaine Welteroth, as they discuss the power of youth advocacy, the future of social justice leadership, and attempt to answer the question – what can each of us do to make a difference?

Speakers
avatar for Naomi Wadler

Naomi Wadler

Youth Advisor to the Georgetown University Center on Poverty and Inequity
Naomi Wadler is a 12-year-old social justice activist, motivational speaker, and budding reporter who gained national attention for her speech at the March for Our Lives (MFOL) rally in Washington, DC on March 24, 2018 in support of stronger gun violence prevention measures.Prior... Read More →
avatar for Elaine Welteroth

Elaine Welteroth

New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist, and the former Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue
Elaine Welteroth is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist, and the former Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue. Throughout her magazine career Welteroth broke new ground as the youngest person and the second African-American to hold this title in Condé Nast’s 107-year... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Tishman Auditorium - U100

10:00am EDT

Haus of Sweat
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Part performance, part therapy, part dance party; Haus of Sweat workshops guide participants on a theatrical (and sweaty) ride to embodied empowerment. Our mission is to shed emotional weight by Moving As One.

Haus of Sweat combines iconic and timeless pop music, vintage fashion, and the art of aerobic dancing to sweat out the demons and dance into radical self love. Participants will learn how to body roll, booty pop, serve the curve, and dominate the dance floor! Workshops integrate dance techniques, performance persona development, club culture, and embodiment practices into a cathartic experience where sweat becomes our collective source of power.

All levels, all bodies welcome. Dress to express, wear sneakers and bring H2O.

Keep updated and inspired @hausofsweat

Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Soudan (VIVA)

Vanessa Soudan (VIVA)

Artist & Movement Guide, Founder of Haus of Sweat, BA Liberal Arts ‘08
VIVA is the pseudonym for Queens-based choreographer, performer, and movement director Vanessa Soudan. She is a graduate of Eugene Lang at The New School where she studied performance theory and dance. In service of facilitating bodily autonomy to the masses she has studied movement... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Wollman Hall - B500

10:30am EDT

Loyalty & Betrayal: Their Role in Political Life - Session II. Case Studies: United States
Limited Capacity seats available

A number of specific case studies in United States history are explored, a few of which highlight how loyalty to a cause can be a unifier. Loyalty to and betrayal of political leaders, political parties, and the state are not unique to the US but rather are worldwide phenomena. This session looks at international case studies in Russia, the European Union, and China. has the potential to transform into dangerous fanaticism.

Conference overview: 

Loyalty & Betrayal is the 39th Social Research conference and is part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of The New School. It recognizes both the origins of The New School, which was founded by a small group of professors who left Columbia University in protest over the imposition of loyalty oaths during World War I, and the continuing relevance and deep complexities underlying the concepts of loyalty and betrayal in our political lives today. It takes place during The New School’s “Festival of New,” its week of centennial celebration.

Loyalty to and betrayal of political leaders, political parties, and the state are worldwide phenomena. Their role in our 20th and 21st century history is all too evident and can be seen most vividly in the repeated imposition of loyalty oaths, first during World War I and later during the McCarthy period and the enactment of the McCarran Act. It can also be seen in the disgraceful internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and today in the US in the frequent demands made by President Trump on those around him to remain loyal to him even at the expense of protecting laws and democratic values. It is vividly clear in Russia by the price put on disloyalty to Putin and in many other places as well.

Loyalty is not a simple virtue. The frequency with which divided loyalties occur is one reason this is so, for example, when upholding certain laws, like those pertaining to protecting the secrecy of certain government documents, conflicts with the recognition that what they contain endangers the country and that those dangers might be avoided were they made public. The contrast between loyalty and betrayal is stark, and while they are mutually exclusive, loyalty to one group or idea can, as in the case of divided loyalties, be at the cost of betrayal of some other value or group. Moreover, loyalty can become dangerous when it morphs into fanaticism. So unlike many other virtues, loyalty is paradoxical; a vice when it is pledged to a totalitarian regime or supreme leader over the laws of the land, or a virtue when pledged to the rule of duly enacted laws. The complexity of the concept of loyalty is reflected in a quote from former distinguished The New School for Social Research philosopher Hannah Arendt, an astute commentator on totalitarian regimes, who writes that, “Total loyalty is possible only when fidelity is emptied of all concrete content, from which changes of mind might naturally arise.”

The time is right for a conference that reflects on the concepts of loyalty and betrayal and how they have figured in history, how they have been depicted in the writings of philosophers, and how they are affecting (if not poisoning) contemporary political life.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Kuttner

Robert Kuttner

Co-Founder and Co-Editor, The American Prospect
Robert Kuttner is co-founder and co-editor of The American Prospect and the Kirstein Chair at Brandeis University’s Heller School. Kuttner is author of 12 books on politics and economics, among which are the forthcoming The Stakes: 2020 and the Survival of American Democracy (2019... Read More →
avatar for Eric L. Muller

Eric L. Muller

Dan K. Moore Distinguished Professor of Law in Jurisprudence and Ethics, University of North Carolina School of Law
Eric L. Muller is the Dan K. Moore Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina School of Law. His books include Free to Die for their Country: The Story of the Japanese American Draft Resisters of World War II (2001), American Inquisition: The Hunt for Japanese American... Read More →
avatar for Ellen Schrecker

Ellen Schrecker

Professor of History (retired), Yeshiva University
Ellen Schrecker is Professor Emerita of American history at Yeshiva University. Among her books are No Ivory Tower: McCarthyism and the Universities (1986), The Age of McCarthyism: A Brief History with Documents (1994), and Many Are the Crimes: McCarthyism in America (1998). She has... Read More →
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James Miller

Professor of Liberal Studies and Special Advisor To Provost, The New School for Social Research
James Miller is professor of Politics and Liberal Studies at the New School for Social Research. He is the author most recently of Can Democracy Work? A Short History of a Radical Idea from Ancient Athens to Our World (2018); and also the editor of the new English translation of Diogenes... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 10:30am - 1:00pm EDT
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center - I202

11:00am EDT

A New Kind of Future: Global Insights into Transforming Your Career – and Your Life
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The New School’s Global Executive Master alumni and current cohorts share how their curiosity and desire to challenge the status quo led them through an 18-month learning journey.  Hear from these highly experienced professionals, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs who aim to be at the forefront of their industries in thinking, creating & designing the new products, services, user experiences & business models of the future.   These interactive talks will engage you in re-thinking the status quo and how it may end up re-imagining your own future of possibilities.

Moderator: Paulomi Patel, Director of CX, Walmart US

Speakers:
  • Teresa Norman, Director of Digital Operations, Capital One
  • Miguel Espinosa, Sr Design Manager, WoodCrafters
  • Erin Cochran, Sr Global Manager, Motorola

Friday October 4, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
The Bob and Sheila Hoerle Lecture Hall - UL105

11:00am EDT

Zine-Making in The New School Archives
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Make something new out of something old—literally! Visit The New School Archives and make a zine out of repurposed, duplicate,and weeded archival materials dating back to the 1950s.

While supplies last. There will be a special skills workshop on Tuesday, October 1 led by The New School graduate Ari Spool. All are welcome, no experience necessary. Space is limited to 15 participants per hour so be sure to signup!

Friday October 4, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
The New School Archives- Room 102, Lobby Level

11:00am EDT

Exclusionary Inclusion: 100 Years of Gender Trouble in the U.S. Military
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Stephanie Szitanyi and Melissa T. Brown discuss Szitanyi's new book, Gender Trouble in the U.S. Military, and gender inclusion in our armed forces over the past century. Join the conversation about governmental policy shifts—permitting openly LGBT persons to serve and women to engage in combat, contending with military sexual assault—and consequences including the impact on prevailing concepts of masculinity. Applying feminist perspectives to the analysis of visual, textual, archival, and cultural materials, Szitanyi argues that despite military policy changes and (re)gendering processes, officials have attempted to counteract shifts, uphold the institution’s hetero-male privilege, and promote the masculine warrior version of masculinity.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Szitanyi

Stephanie Szitanyi

Assistant Dean, Part-Time Faculty Affairs, Schools of Public Engagement
Dr. Stephanie Szitanyi is the Assistant Dean of Part-time Faculty Affairs at The New School's Schools for Public Engagement, where she manages Labor Relations for over 500 part-time faculty under the collective bargaining agreement with ACT-UAW, Local 7902. Previously, Stephanie worked... Read More →
avatar for Melissa T. Brown

Melissa T. Brown

Associate Professor of Political Science, Borough of Manhattan Community College
Melissa T. Brown is Associate Professor of Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. She is the author of  Enlisting Masculinity: the Construction of Gender in US Military Recruiting Advertising during the All-Volunteer Force... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Amphitheater - A407

12:00pm EDT

In The Historical Present: Kellen Gallery Exhibit Tour
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Join curators Macushla Robinson and Anna Harsanyi for a tour of the exhibition and conversation about the artworks and archival materials.

The inspiration for this exhibition is The New School’s centennial. In The Historical Present looks back and takes stock of the university's legacy, attending to the dynamic yet often hidden and dormant possibilities inherent in its many pasts. The exhibition envisions the archive as a site of latent moments that might become scripts and scores for possible futures. Through commissioned artworks, pieces from The New School Art Collection, and artist-led engagements and performances, In the Historical Present invites viewers to conceive of the university itself as a script—a set of procedures, methodologies, and discursive practices that unfold over time.

Artists: Daniel Bejar; Black Lunch Table; Sheila Bridges, AAS Interior Design '93; Lucia Cuba, MFA Fashion Design and Society '12; Domestic Performance Agency; Nikita Gale; Jonathan Gardenhire, BFA Photography '14; Camilo Godoy, BA Educational Studies '16; David Hammons; Matthew Jensen; Sue Jeong Ka; Glenn Ligon; Sable Elyse Smith, MFA Design and Technology '13; Caroline Woolard; Shevaun Wright; Yonkers International Press

Curators:
Macushla Robinson, MA Liberal Studies ’17
Anna Harsanyi, BA Liberal Arts ’08

Friday October 4, 2019 12:00pm - 12:30pm EDT
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery | Parsons School of Design

12:00pm EDT

Zine-Making in The New School Archives
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Make something new out of something old—literally! Visit The New School Archives and make a zine out of repurposed, duplicate,and weeded archival materials dating back to the 1950s.

While supplies last. There will be a special skills workshop on Tuesday, October 1 led by The New School graduate Ari Spool. All are welcome, no experience necessary. Space is limited to 15 participants per hour so be sure to signup!

Friday October 4, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
The New School Archives- Room 102, Lobby Level

12:00pm EDT

GIDEST Seminar: Between Critique and Creation: Research, Design, Activism
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What does social and political work look like today? Arturo Escobar’s recent book, Designs for the Pluriverse, and Bruno Latour’s talk “A cautious Prometheus” both point to a form of nonfoundational politics in an unexpected place: design. This seems to be a surprising diagnosis. To most social scientists, design hardly seems an appropriate practice in which to locate a form of politics for pluralistic and pluriversal non-modernist politics. After all, critics have long lamented design’s lack of criticality, its excessive emphasis on problem-orientation over more far-reaching social and political goals, and its (inadvertent) reproduction of social divisions. And yet, we live in an age where designers are actively participating in political movements for social justice and against climate change. They work in government and on public issues, passionately organizing concerned publics and conducting participatory forums, often explicitly including underserved or historically marginalized groups. In light of these divergent accounts, what are we to make of the ways in which designers have begun to shape the political?

While it has become commonplace to question the role of academic social research in actualizing political transformations, design presents an entirely different challenge to the way social scientific work has historically functioned. In its focus on problem articulation, design has long suggested that knowledge division along traditional disciplinary lines, in the natural as well as the social sciences cannot address the complex wicked problems of our age. Is social scientific and design research incommensurable or can these two spheres benefit from each other’s methods and approaches?

In this event, we will explore the process and goal of research in design and the social sciences. Bringing designers into conversation with social scientists, this discussion aims to shed light on what it means to do critical research in an age in which the problems toward which we turn our analytical eye habitually spill over the boundaries we set for ourselves and which are set for us in our professional practices.

Speakers
avatar for Pauline Gourlet

Pauline Gourlet

Data and Innovation Lead, United Nations
Pauline Gourlet is an interaction designer, researcher, and teacher, currently working at the United Nations as Data and Innovation Lead. Her work addresses the role design can play in the development of both people and organizations; approaching design as a way to interrogate human... Read More →
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Barbara Adams

Part-time Lecturer, Transdisciplinary Design MFA, Parsons School of Design
Barbara Adams is a social researcher who teaches in the MFA programs in Transdisciplinary Design and in Interior Design at Parsons School of Design. She also teaches undergraduates in the School of Design Strategies. From 2017-2019, she was the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fello... Read More →
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Shanti Mathew

Deputy Director, Public Policy Lab
Shanti is a strategist who believes in the power of government to help people build better lives. As deputy director of the Public Policy Lab, Shanti partners with government to incorporate communities in policy design, transform service systems to be more equitable and effective... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
U 411

12:00pm EDT

New Ways to Organize People Online to Make Change Offline: A Conversation with Shaun King and Michael Skolnik
Limited Capacity seats available

According to activist Shaun King, it's hard to understand an historical moment when you're in it—even a dark one like the period we’re in now. The age of information is overwhelming; the tweets and the headlines are ever present. Yet if we educate ourselves and focus our efforts and creativity, we can make the digital age a time of powerful connection and change. King and social impact creative professional Michael Skolnik are friends who individually and together employ social media platforms and tech tools for far-reaching impact. In conversation, they share ways to use today's technology in new ways to effect lasting change.


Speakers
avatar for Shaun King

Shaun King

Activist, CEO of The North Star, Co-Founder of the Real Justice PAC
Hailed by Time magazine as one of the 25 most influential people on the Internet, Shaun King is the CEO of The North Star, co-founder of the Real Justice PAC, a columnist for The Intercept, the voice of social justice on the legendary Tom Joyner Morning Show, and the host of the podcast... Read More →
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Michael Skolnik

Co-Founder, Partner of The Soze Agency
Michael Skolnik was recently profiled in the New York Times and identified as "the man you go to if you want to leverage the power of celebrity and the reach of digital media to soften the ground for social change."Michael is a partner and co-founder of The Soze Agency, a creative... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Tishman Auditorium - U100

12:00pm EDT

The Moth Story Workshop
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Friday October 4, 2019 12:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Klein Conference Room - A510

12:30pm EDT

Joseph Urban: Designer of the Future - A lecture by Janis Staggs
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Joseph Urban (1872-1933) was one of the most significant modernist architects and designers of the early 20th century. Born in Vienna, Urban began his career as a proponent of the Secession style, an Austrian variant of the Art Nouveau. After a move to the United States in 1911, his focus shifted to theatrical design and included stints working for the Boston Opera Company, the Ziegfeld Follies, and the Metropolitan Opera Company. In 1920, Urban embarked on a new chapter when he joined William Randolph Hearst’s Cosmopolitan Productions. With this entry into the film medium, Urban’s trajectory took on a more commercial and popular culture dimension. The lavish salary he earned from Hearst enabled Urban to open a branch of the Viennese Workshops, known as the Wiener Werkstaette of America, on Fifth Avenue in 1922. Urban’s professional ambitions came full circle when, in 1925, he resumed his architectural practice.

A stream of significant projects ensued in a range of eclectic styles, including: Mar-a-Lago for Marjorie Merriweather Post in Palm Beach (1926); Hearst’s International Magazine Building on West 57th Street (1927); Ziegfeld Theater formerly on West 54th Street (1927); the Gingerbread Castle in Hamburg, NJ (1928); and The New School for Social Research at 66 West 12th Street (1930). The latter is recognized as one of the earliest examples of the International Style in the United States. Unfortunately, many of Urban’s mature architectural projects are no longer extant. Thus, the survival of The New School, even in a modified form, is cause for celebration.

This centennial lecture is held in the auditorium designed by Urban and presented by Parsons alumna Janis Staggs, Director of Curatorial and Manager of Publications at Neue Galerie New York. Staggs draws upon years of professional experience and in-depth research conducted at archives in New York and in Vienna to provide a portrait of Urban’s seminal contributions with a focus on his last major architectural project, The New School for Social Research building.

After the lecture, Janis Staggs will respond to questions from the audience.

Moderators
avatar for Inessa Medzhibovskaya

Inessa Medzhibovskaya

Associate Professor of Liberal Studies And Literary Studies, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts
Inessa Medzhibovskaya holds a joint appointment in the Departments of Literary Studies at Eugene Lang College and Liberal Studies at the New School for Social Research. With training in philology, intellectual history, Germanic, and Slavic Studies, and international education, she... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Janis Staggs

Janis Staggs

Director of Curatorial, Manager of Publications, Neue Galerie New York, MA History of Decorative Arts and Design '98
Janis Staggs is director of curatorial and manager of publications at Neue Galerie New York, and has been with the museum since 2000. She has curated a number of exhibitions during her tenure, including Wiener Werkstätte Jewelry (2008), Gustav Klimt and Adele Bloch-Bauer: The Woman... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
The Auditorium - A106

1:00pm EDT

New Babel: AR Public Art Installation
A.R. ART: New Babel, an Augmented Reality (AR) public art installation by William T. Ayton, transforms the heart of NYC into an immersive art environment. Imagine a towering fusion of original art, emerging technology, and digital media, soaring nearly 1000’ high, yet held in the palm of your hand. This pilot AR installation is a tribute to The New School’s role in catalyzing social change, and as an homage to New York City as a global center for towers of knowledge, creative freedom, enterprise, and in-gathering. 


Activated in and around Union Square Park in NYC, its AR elements offer new ways to view themes of universal human rights, fundamental freedoms, collaborative innovation, creative expression, and intellectual inquiry. Created by artist William T. Ayton, in collaboration with The New School’s Global Catalyst Senior Fellow, Diana Ayton-Shenker, New Babel was incubated in coordination with TNS  XReality Center, produced by Global Momenta and other supporting partners. 

The installation centerpiece is an AR skyscraper-tall structure, a colossal, six-tiered New Babel Tower soaring approximately 60 stories high (627’), representing humanity’s collective collaboration and aspiration of upholding a new world. Rooted in the ground of Union Square Park, the tower reaches up toward an emergent AR world, depicted as a multi-colored, diaphanous sphere, a revolving globe in the sky, hovering above New Babel. The globe’s surface is texture-mapped with Ayton’s original painting used on the book cover of A New Global Agenda by Diana Ayton-Shenker. 

The New World globe is 360’ in diameter, slightly exceeding the base of the tower, illuminating the sky above the interior of Square. New Babel’s central tower will be surrounded by additional AR art framing the perimeter of  Union Square Park with “Four Freedoms ReNewed,” a series of four AR billboards, and the “UDHR” wraparound banner of human rights. Freedoms ReNewed are large-scale, AR “billboard” panels flanking each side of the Square with an updated rendering of Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms: Freedom from Want, Freedom from Fear, Freedom of Expression, and Freedom of Thought.  An AR ribbon will wrap around the Square, encircling the central structure with the Ayton UDHR series of 30 images illuminating the 30 Articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (during its 70th Anniversary year).

How to see New Babel: 
New Babel is designed to be viewable via hand-held devices (phones, tablets, etc.) and accessed via poster-based scan codes distributed throughout the square, or through a pre-downloaded app. Access is free to the public.
 

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William T. Ayton

William T. Ayton is a British artist based in New York, born and raised in rural Yorkshire & Lancashire, England. Ayton attended Edinburgh College of Art where he studied Fine Arts (B.A. Honours in Drawing & Painting). After college, he lived & worked in Europe (Paris, Madrid, Edinburgh... Read More →



Friday October 4, 2019 1:00pm - 1:15pm EDT
Union Square

1:00pm EDT

Zine-Making in The New School Archives
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Make something new out of something old—literally! Visit The New School Archives and make a zine out of repurposed, duplicate,and weeded archival materials dating back to the 1950s.

While supplies last. There will be a special skills workshop on Tuesday, October 1 led by The New School graduate Ari Spool. All are welcome, no experience necessary. Space is limited to 15 participants per hour so be sure to signup!

Friday October 4, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
The New School Archives- Room 102, Lobby Level

1:00pm EDT

New School Families Boat Cruise
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Come aboard with Student Success as we sail around the New York harbor and take in the sights. Lunch will be served.

Schedule:
Boarding - 1:00pm
Set Sail @ Pier 83- 1:30pm
Return to shore @- 4:30pm

Friday October 4, 2019 1:00pm - 4:30pm EDT

1:30pm EDT

Loyalty & Betrayal: Their Role in Political Life - Session III. Case Studies: International
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Loyalty to and betrayal of political leaders, political parties, and the state are not unique to the US but rather are worldwide phenomena. This session looks at international case studies in Russia, the European Union, and China.

Conference overview: 

Loyalty & Betrayal is the 39th Social Research conference and is part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of The New School. It recognizes both the origins of The New School, which was founded by a small group of professors who left Columbia University in protest over the imposition of loyalty oaths during World War I, and the continuing relevance and deep complexities underlying the concepts of loyalty and betrayal in our political lives today. It takes place during The New School’s “Festival of New,” its week of centennial celebration.

Loyalty to and betrayal of political leaders, political parties, and the state are worldwide phenomena. Their role in our 20th and 21st century history is all too evident and can be seen most vividly in the repeated imposition of loyalty oaths, first during World War I and later during the McCarthy period and the enactment of the McCarran Act. It can also be seen in the disgraceful internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and today in the US in the frequent demands made by President Trump on those around him to remain loyal to him even at the expense of protecting laws and democratic values. It is vividly clear in Russia by the price put on disloyalty to Putin and in many other places as well.

Loyalty is not a simple virtue. The frequency with which divided loyalties occur is one reason this is so, for example, when upholding certain laws, like those pertaining to protecting the secrecy of certain government documents, conflicts with the recognition that what they contain endangers the country and that those dangers might be avoided were they made public. The contrast between loyalty and betrayal is stark, and while they are mutually exclusive, loyalty to one group or idea can, as in the case of divided loyalties, be at the cost of betrayal of some other value or group. Moreover, loyalty can become dangerous when it morphs into fanaticism. So unlike many other virtues, loyalty is paradoxical; a vice when it is pledged to a totalitarian regime or supreme leader over the laws of the land, or a virtue when pledged to the rule of duly enacted laws. The complexity of the concept of loyalty is reflected in a quote from former distinguished The New School for Social Research philosopher Hannah Arendt, an astute commentator on totalitarian regimes, who writes that, “Total loyalty is possible only when fidelity is emptied of all concrete content, from which changes of mind might naturally arise.”

The time is right for a conference that reflects on the concepts of loyalty and betrayal and how they have figured in history, how they have been depicted in the writings of philosophers, and how they are affecting (if not poisoning) contemporary political life.

Speakers
avatar for Masha Gessen

Masha Gessen

Staff Writer, The New Yorker
Masha Gessen is a staff writer for The New Yorker. Gessen is the author of ten books, including The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia, which won the National Book Award in 2017, and The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin. Gessen has written... Read More →
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Jan-Werner Müller

Professor of Politics, Princeton University
Jan-Werner Müller is professor of Politics at Princeton University. Professor Müller is a co-founder of the European College of Liberal Arts (ECLA), Berlin, Germany’s first private, English-speaking liberal arts college, for which he served as founding research director. He is... Read More →
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Andrew Nathan

Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
Andrew J. Nathan is Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science at Columbia University. His teaching and research interests include Chinese politics and foreign policy, the comparative study of political participation and political culture, and human rights. Nathan’s books include... Read More →
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Jessica Pisano

Associate Professor and Chair of Politics, The New School for Social Research
Jessica Pisano is associate professor of Politics at the New School for Social Research. She is the author of The Post-Soviet Potemkin Village: Politics and Property Rights in the Black Earth (Cambridge University Press, 2008), which received the Harvard University Davis Center Book... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 1:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center - I202

1:30pm EDT

Open Dis[Courses]- Aesthetic Inquiry 1: Towards Perception
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This is an introduction to aesthetic inquiry. In this course you will become familiar with the work of Maxine Greene and other philosophers and critics who have analyzed the role of art and art-making in society. Greene says that aesthetic inquiry is “an intentional undertaking designed to nurture appreciative, reflective, cultural, participatory engagements with the arts by enabling learners to notice what is there to be noticed, and to lend works of art to their lives in such a way that they can achieve them as variously meaningful. When this happens, new connections are made in experience: new patterns are formed, new vistas are opened. Learn to see, interpret, and engage in critical discussion about art and artistic practice across many media (including, painting and drawing, film, poetry, music, dance, and theater).

Faculty Organizer
avatar for Jean E. Taylor

Jean E. Taylor

Part-Time Assistant Professor, School of Drama
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Joseph Dunn

Lecturer, School of Drama


Friday October 4, 2019 1:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
Arnhold Room 930

2:00pm EDT

Transgender Acceptance: A Conversation about The Bold World
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Transgender Acceptance: A Conversation About the Bold World 

Today we are witnessing a sea change in attitudes toward questions of identity, self-expression, and language. Communities both large and small are embracing authenticity and dynamic evolution and rejecting the destructive categories of gender, race, and sexual orientation.

Join Jodie Patterson, author of The Bold World: A Memoir of Family and Transition; Jean Malpas, founder and director of the Ackerman Institute for the Family's Gender & Family Project; and New School Executive Dean Mary Watson in a heartfelt, brave, and engaging discussion about trans families, communities, and education in transition. These powerful stories of imagination, courage, struggle, and self-determination help us understand what is needed — deep shifts within all of us — in order for all people to flourish.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Watson

Mary Watson

Executive Dean, Schools of Public Engagement, The New School
Mary R. Watson is the executive dean of the Schools of Public Engagement, the founding college of The New School. She leads the college with the aim of advancing its innovative approaches to action-oriented, engaged learning in the world. Watson is a leader in university networks... Read More →
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Jean Malpas

Founder and Director, Gender & Family Project , Ackerman Institute for the Family
Jean Malpas, LMHC, LMFT was trained by leading psychologists and family therapists in Belgium, France and the United States. After graduating from Brussels University with a master’s degree in clinical psychology and psychotherapy, he attended NYU’s Psychology Department on the... Read More →
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Jodie Patterson

Social Activist, Entrepreneur, and Writer
Jodie Patterson is a social activist, entrepreneur, and writer. She has been lauded for her activist work by Hillary Clinton, The Advocate, FamilyCircle, Essence, Cosmopolitan, and Yahoo!, among others. She sits on the board of a number of gender/family/human rights organizations... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Wollman Hall - B500

2:00pm EDT

Eyes On The Board: Aronson Gallery Exhibit Tour
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In this gallery tour, the curator provides visitors with background and details of the exhibit objects and images. The complications of the games in videos and in poetry are explained while the participants ask questions about the various play environments. Each tour lasts approximately 30 minutes.

About the Exhibit:
Eyes on the Board invites viewers to experience board games popular in different corners of the world, or from a distant past, while making connections across time and space. It reenacts first contact with an unknown game by exposing a New York City audience to a set of diverse boards, (moving) images, and poetry.

Board games serve as social lubricants, facilitating interaction between different groups of people as their abstract nature requires little to no cultural appropriation. Unlike other forms of play, they travel largely unchanged across geographic, cultural, linguistic, and even enemy borders. For at least 5,000 years, board games have connected people across generations and disparate regions of the world. Their travels suggest that we can be captured by board games even if the rules and boards are unfamiliar.

This exhibition highlights the exposure to game worlds that, contrary to today’s game designs, are the result of a long history of a practice that seems both innovative and resistant to change. Although these games may also appeal to children, all examples displayed are mainly or exclusively played by adults.

Curator:
Alex de Voogt

Friday October 4, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Arnold and Sheila Aronson Gallery I Parsons School of Design

2:00pm EDT

Race at The New School
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Staff on Race Presents: Race at The New School with Tim Wise and Thelma Armstrong is a discussion and panel that excavates and puts into context the history of racially charged events affecting staff, students, and faculty here at The New School. Presented by the committee for Staff on Race, and in conjunction with 400 Years of Inequality and The New School Archives and Libraries, this program includes a reveal of the Race at The New School Timeline, an evocation of the university as a space for healing, and a critical conversation with heralded authorities on race in America moderated by New School faculty and African-American Studies scholar, Tracyann Williams. The program will conclude with a poignant dance performance of the Cotton Series, choreographed by New School alumna, Havanna Fisher.

Moderators
avatar for Tracyann Williams

Tracyann Williams

Director of Academic Affairs in the Bachelor's Program For Adults and Transfer Students, Schools of Public Engagement
Tracyann Williams earned her Ph. D. and M. Phil. in English from The Graduate Center/City University of New York.  She also holds a Certificate in Women’s Studies. Before becoming the Director of Academic Affairs, she was full-time faculty for 13 years at The New School.  She... Read More →

Speakers
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Tim Wise

Writer and Educator
Tim Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States. He has spent the past 25 years speaking to audiences in all 50 states, on over 1000 college and high school campuses, at hundreds of professional and academic conferences, and to community... Read More →
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Thelma Armstrong

Thelma Armstrong is an historian, a Phillis Wheatley scholar, and over the course of over 30 years, the Executive Assistant to 6 deans of the Schools for Public Engagement at The New School. During this tenure, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies and a master’s degree... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Amphitheater - A407

2:00pm EDT

Walking Tour: Education and Radical Free Thought in Greenwich Village
Limited Capacity seats available

Greenwich Village is home to some of the first public educational institutions in New York City, from the city's first free circulating library to the People’s Institute, an educational and community center for working-class adults founded in 1897. The Village’s pedigree as a bastion of free expression has its roots in these institutions, which were at the center of some of the great radical and progressive movements of the 19th and 20th centuries. On this tour, we’ll drop by The New School and discuss how opposition to World War I (and to stodgy uptown academia) inspired the creation one hundred years ago of the school, the first university in the country to offer courses on women's and African-American history. We will also visit the first law school in New York City to admit women, an anarchist educational collective on St. Marks Place whose instructors included Margaret Sanger and Jack London, and other historic sites.

Presented in partnership with the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.

Friday October 4, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Meet in front of 66 West 12th Street

2:00pm EDT

Global Futures: Disruptive Technologies, Actors, Ideologies, Solidarities
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The future will be increasingly global.  Globalization will be driven by new technologies, actors, ideologies that are disruptive of the existing economic, social, and political order.  Change will not be a homogeneous linear trend of increasing integration; rather, globalization will take multiple forms and proceed in different directions, generating different types of interactions and conflicts between peoples, geographies, politics, and societies. We will face new types of inequalities of wealth and economic power, political hierarchies, knowledge, information, and more. We will face new threats to environmental sustainability, democracy, and human rights.

We are at a hinge moment. It is time for focused thought, and to identify what needs to be done to forge a sustainable and just future. We will need new alliances, solidarities, ethics, and spaces to resist these threats. Preparing for the future requires understanding of the present and the structural forces of the past that created the world today.

This event brings together scholars, activists, policy makers, and writers to propose explanations and understandings of the global future.

Round table 1: globalization 
This roundtable includes writers on human rights, technologies, and global economic justice. Considerations include how do we imagine the key economic, social, and political interactions of the global future; what are the critical threats to a just and sustainable society; what/who are the key drivers; what types of ethics, solidarities, and alliances will drive a new global governance.

Speakers:
Sasha Llorenti
Sam Moyn
Dena Freeman
Sakiko Fukuda- Parr
Michael Cohen


Round table 2: mobility
This roundtable will consider new thinking on global mobility—of people, goods, and ideas. More than 250 million people reside outside their countries of origin; the number of refugees and other displaced persons is at its highest level since World War II; international border crossings total 2 billion a year. At the same time that populist politics produce new barriers to migration from south to north, free movement of people within regions continues to increase. Material products and intellectual property cross borders under very different rules than humans. Other global developments, such as climate change and technological advances, will have dramatic effects on mobility.

Are we witnessing the end of borders, the hardening of borders, or the reconstitution of borders—or all at the same time? How should conceptions of social justice frame and influence discussions of policy and practice? What role can design play in helping us imagine new approaches to these questions?

Speakers:
Alex Aleinikoff
Vicki Hattam
Anne McNevin
Alexandra Delano




Speakers
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Alex Aleinikoff

University Professor, Director of The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, The New School for Social Research
Alex Aleinikoff is university professor, and has served as director of the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility since January 2017. He received a JD from the Yale Law School and a BA from Swarthmore College.Alex has written widely in the areas of immigration and refugee law... Read More →
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Sam Moyn

Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence and Professor of History, Yale University
Sam Moyn is author of several books including The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History (2010), and Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World (2018) that reassess the historical role of human rights in the 20th century and questions its ability to tackle the challenges of the neoliberal... Read More →
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Dena Freeman

Senior Fellow, London School of Economics and Political Science
Dena Freeman is a political anthropologist whose work focuses on globalization, development, inequality and democracy.  He current project focuses on the politics of global policy making regarding the regulation of transnational corporations. She has carried out ethnographic research... Read More →
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Sacha Llorenti

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bolivia to the UN
H.E. Sacha Sergio Llorenti, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bolivia to the UN. Prior to taking up his position in New York, Ambassador Lorenti served as Minister for Government, Deputy Minister for Coordination with Social Movements, President of the Permanent Assembly... Read More →
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Victoria Hattam

Professor of Politics, Schools of Public Engagement
Victoria Hattam is Professor of Politics at The New School for Social Research. Her research focuses on American political thought and culture, American political economy, and American political development... Read More →
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Anne McNevin

Associate Professor of Politics, The New School for Social Research
My teaching and research begins with enduring political questions about sovereignty, citizenship and political community. I am interested in the transformation of these things in relation to displacement, mobility, borders, and the global governance of migration. I also have interests... Read More →
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Alexandra Delano

Associate Professor of Global Studies; Chair and Departmental Faculty Advisor for Global Studies
Alexandra Délano Alonso is Associate Professor and Chair of Global Studies at The New School and the current holder of the Eugene M. Lang Professorship for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring. She received her doctorate in International Relations from the University of Oxford. Her... Read More →
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Sakiko Fukuda-Parr

Professor of International Affairs and Director of the Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs
Sakiko Fukuda-Parr is the Director of the Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs and Professor of International Affairs at The New School. Her teaching and research have focused on human rights and development, global health, and global goal setting and governance by indicators. From 1995 to 2004, she was lead author and director of the UNDP Human Development R... Read More →
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Michael Cohen

Professor of International Affairs and Director of the Doctoral Program in Public and Urban Policy
Michael Cohen (Ph.D., University of Chicago) is Director of the PhD in Public and Urban Policy program at the Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment, and professor of international affairs at the Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs.Before coming to The New School in 2001, he was a Visiting Fellow of the International Center for Advanced Studies at New York University. From 1972 to 1999, he had a distinguished career at the World Bank. He was responsible for much of the urban policy development of the Bank o... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Amphitheater - A404

2:30pm EDT

The Next 100 Years of Industry: A Conversation with Elaine Rocha and Marcela Tabares
Limited Capacity seats available

Thought leaders from a diverse array of industries and expertise are on-stage in The New School during its celebratory week. These short, inspiring dialogues mingle with audience participation in a design tool, What is the NOW/What is the NEW, on different needs in society today—and these ideas spark the debate and discussion from our invited leaders.

Speakers
avatar for Marcela Tabares

Marcela Tabares

Senior Vice President, Strategic Insights and Research at A+E Networks
Marcela Tabares is Senior Vice President, Strategic Insights and Research at A+E Networks (A&E, Lifetime, History, FYI, LMN, Viceland). Marcela leads her team in investigating socio-cultural and consumer-behavioral shifts, partnering with anthropologists, sociologists and data scientists... Read More →
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Elaine Rocha

Global COO of AIG,
Elaine A. Rocha is the Global Chief Operating Officer (COO) for AIG Investments based in New York City. In this role, Elaine works in close partnership with leaders around the world to strengthen operating performance, to drive overall business and technology strategy, and provide... Read More →
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Melissa Rancourt

Academic Director of Global Executive MS in Strategic Design and Management
Melissa leads the Global Executive Masters of Science Degree in Strategic Design & Management at Parsons School of Design. This degree, designed for professionals, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs who have already forged a path in their professional lives, is 18-months in length and includes experience in three international intensives in Paris, New York and Shanghai.Melissa... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 2:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Tishman Auditorium - U100

3:00pm EDT

The Living Spirit: Thomas Mann and the University in Exile
Limited Capacity seats available

In 1937, Thomas Mann delivered a lecture in honor of The New School's University in Exile, an institution created to enable scholars and writers fleeing Nazi Germany to continue their work in New York City. In his speech, Mann emphasized the significance of "the living spirit of the German university" passing from Europe to the United States. In this lecture, author and NSSR alumnus Morten Høi Jensen revisits the history behind Mann's lecture and examines the importance of the University in Exile.

Speakers
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Morten Høi Jensen

Morten Høi Jensen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1987. He attended The New School for Social Research in New York City and has contributed to numerous publications, including The New York Review Daily, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and The Paris Review Daily. In September... Read More →
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Jon Baskin

Instructor and Associate Director, Creative Publishing And Critical Journalism, The New School For Social Research
Jon Baskin is Instructor and Associate Director for the M.A. Program in Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism (CPCJ) at The New School for Social Research. He is also a founding editor of The Point, a thrice-yearly magazine of philosophical essays and criticism. His first b... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
The Bob and Sheila Hoerle Lecture Hall - UL105

3:00pm EDT

Staff & Faculty Appreciation on the Terrace
Limited Capacity seats available

The Festival of New would not be possible without all of our amazing staff and faculty! Come celebrate yourself on the Presidential terrace at 66 w 12th st.

Only open to staff and faculty. IDs checked at the elevator. 


Friday October 4, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm EDT

4:00pm EDT

Eyes On The Board: Aronson Gallery Exhibit Tour & Game Demonstration
Limited Capacity full
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This gallery tour includes game demonstrations, and only a small group can be accommodated in this way. The complications of the games on display are explained and participants have an opportunity to ask questions about game rules and play environments.  Each tour lasts approximately 30 minutes.

About the Exhibit:
Eyes on the Board invites viewers to experience board games popular in different corners of the world, or from a distant past, while making connections across time and space. It reenacts first contact with an unknown game by exposing a New York City audience to a set of diverse boards, (moving) images, and poetry.

Board games serve as social lubricants, facilitating interaction between different groups of people as their abstract nature requires little to no cultural appropriation. Unlike other forms of play, they travel largely unchanged across geographic, cultural, linguistic, and even enemy borders. For at least 5,000 years, board games have connected people across generations and disparate regions of the world. Their travels suggest that we can be captured by board games even if the rules and boards are unfamiliar.

This exhibition highlights the exposure to game worlds that, contrary to today’s game designs, are the result of a long history of a practice that seems both innovative and resistant to change. Although these games may also appeal to children, all examples displayed are mainly or exclusively played by adults.

Curator:
Alex de Voogt

Friday October 4, 2019 4:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Arnold and Sheila Aronson Gallery I Parsons School of Design

4:00pm EDT

Museum of Capitalism Artifact Drive
The Museum of Capitalism seeks donations of objects, documents, and other artifacts from the era of capitalism, or other items of historical interest, to be considered for inclusion in the museum’s exhibitions and related programming. Individuals who possess items related to the history or memory of capitalism, or tied to a personal experience that could help others to understand or feel how life was lived under capitalism, are invited to come forward and share their stories with museum curators.

Artifacts may be printed materials, three-dimensional objects, or entire collections, and may consist of documents, correspondence, diaries, clothing, uniforms, and textiles, photographs and moving images, advertisements, trade publications and promotional materials, currencies, receipts, and other elements of consumer exchange, and samples of raw materials, finished products, or fragments of capitalist production.
All participants who submit an item for consideration receive photographic documentation of their item, whether or not the museum wishes to catalog the object for its collection. Donors are asked to complete a short questionnaire about their donations, and museum curators and volunteers will conduct short interviews with selected participants.

Those who make an appointment or bring in items are under no obligation to donate the items, and the personal preferences and privacy of donors will be respected at all times.
Please note: The Museum of Capitalism cannot accept unsolicited donations through the mail or in-person without prior acknowledgement and approval by museum staff, and reserves the right to dispose of unsolicited items. The Museum of Capitalism is unable to answer queries regarding the authentication and appraisal of artifacts.

Drop-in hours are 4 – 6pm on Friday, October 4, 2019. To ensure museum curators and staff have time to give items proper consideration. Advance appointments are strongly recommended. To book an advance appointment, please visit our website or email collections@museumofcapitalism.org.

This event is part of the exhibition Museum of Capitalism at The New School, which appears at the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, from October 30 – December 11, 2019. More information on the exhibition and related programming can be found at the Museum of Capitalism New York City page.

The Museum of Capitalism’s appearance in New York City is supported by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, the Robert L. Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies at the New School for Social Research, Eugene Lang College for Liberal Arts at The New School, and the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons School of Design. Part of a year-long collaboration between the artist collective FICTLIS and faculty and students at The New School, the museum’s programming includes an exhibition, film screenings, workshops, talks, and other events. Find out more at museumofcapitalism.org.

Interested donors who cannot make the in-person appointment times in New York may still participate by using the Artifact Inquiry Form on the museum’s website.

Friday October 4, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
U502 / 503

4:30pm EDT

400 Years of Inequality Presents The Cotton Series
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Listen to this WSNR The New School Radio feature with Robert Sember, one of the organizers of the 400 Years of Inequality Committee at The New School.

The Cotton Series is a multimedia project that explores the experiences of Black women within the USA and the ways in which Black women have had to exist in this country in the past and present while trying to envision a brighter future. It functions as an investigation of Black womanhood and its unspoken sisterhood as it interacts with the many facets of living in America historically and presently. It is a collection of dance works that explores Black women’s relationships with food, Black men, family, community, love, and their overall contributions within the United States of America

Artists
avatar for Diana Uribe

Diana Uribe

Dancer, BA Contemporary Dance 2020
Diana Uribe is a New Jersey native with a diverse dance training. She was introduced to dance at the age of three and trained in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, flamenco, and Latin styles. Her exposure to different techniques allows her to work in a wide-ranging approach. She is a contemporary... Read More →
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Havanna Fisher

Choreographer, Dancer, BA The Arts and BFA Fashion Design '14
Havanna Fisher is an emerging interdisciplinary designer and artist from Harlem whoworks across the fields of design, performing arts and film. She has a keen interest in using herskills and gifts to combine the design and art world with education to bring about politicalawareness... Read More →
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Isabella Jackson

Dancer, BA The Arts '14
Isabella Jackson is a dancer and filmmaker residing in New York City. She attended Eugene Lang College the New School for Liberal Arts and received her BA in Culture and Media and Dance.  She continues her dance career through singular projects with topics ranging from the art of... Read More →
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Jean Wakati

Jean Wakati is Sudanese natural born dancer that has trained in several dances styles such as Hip Hop, Step, and dances of the African diaspora. Her love for dance had put her in a position to study at Portland Arts and Technology High School where she furthered her dance vocabulary... Read More →
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Mariama Noguera-Devers

Dancer, BA Global Studies '17
Mariama Noguera-Devers hails from the beautiful twin-island of Trinidad and Tobago, the most Southern island of the Caribbean region. She is the Programs Manager at Art Start, a nonprofit dedicated to using the creative process to work with historically marginalized youth. Mariama... Read More →
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Na'ilah Harris

Dancer
Na'ilah Harris was born in New York City and received the majority of her dance training between Harlem School of the Arts, Edge School of the Arts, and Bedford Stuyvesant Youth Arts Academy. At the collegiate level she has studied and performed with Eugene Lang at The New School... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
The Auditorium - A106

4:30pm EDT

Happy Hour + Journaling with The Strand and Moleskine
Limited Capacity filling up

Join us in Strand's Rare Book Room for the writing time you've been waiting for! Writers of all levels are invited to sit and submit original works in response to prompts provided by some of our favorite authors. This will be uninterrupted writing time, surrounded by decades of treasured stories. Participants are invited to submit their works for a chance to be featured on Strand's blog and win a Strand gift card.

Additionally, Moleskine will be present with a personalization machine! Free personalization + Strand tote bag are available with purchase of a moleskine notebook for all your writing, drawing and creative needs!

Friday afternoon drinks provided.

Friday October 4, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
The Strand, Rare Books Room

5:00pm EDT

Camilo Godoy: Diplomacy
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A performance exploring the power dynamics of the Cold War era and how these intersected with
institutional support of art and dance. Through performed actions and reading of texts, Godoy
re-constructs this history in a site-specific context in the historic Orozco Room, itself the site of political and historical juxtapositions.

Artists
CG

Camilo Godoy

BA Education Studies and BFA Photography '16
Camilo Godoy considers performance and performativity as a means to deconstruct social and political frameworks. Incorporating research and process-based collaborations into his performances he invites a critical look into the narratives and experiences that are left in the margins... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 5:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Orozco Room- A712

5:00pm EDT

Honoring Adam Michnik: Degree Re-Conferral and Lecture
Limited Capacity seats available

April 26, 1984, New York Times: “A Polish Nobel laureate in exile stood in a church on lower Fifth Avenue yesterday and read an open letter of moral outrage from a jailed dissident in Poland to his jailer. The letter, as another speaker put it, felt like 'a tornado' on the 50th anniversary of the University in Exile.”

Czeslaw Miłosz, the 1980 Nobel Prize-winning poet, was the man who read that letter from Adam Michnik, who then sat in a prison cell. He received his honorary doctorate of humane letters for his work as a democracy advocate. As a student, Michnik was a leader in 1968 protests for greater freedom and a more humanistic socialism. In the years that followed until the fall of communism, he was in and out of prison for his courageous actions and his seminal political writing. After the fall, he has continued to make a difference in Poland and far beyond as a writer, an editor of Poland’s major newspaper, Gazeta Wyborcza, a political analyst, and an activist, continuing to promote the ideals to which he has dedicated his life—the same ideals that have informed The New School for the past 100 years, and will inform the university in its future. Michnik is again being defined as an enemy of the people by the ruling party in Poland, vilified and attacked as he was 35 years ago.

Michnik was one of seven human rights activists honored in 1984 in the commemoration of the founding of the University in Exile. He, alone, could not attend. Today he is honored for his continuing work and he is considering our dark times as he reflects on the promise of the recent past in the lecture “Thirty Years Ago: A Time of Joy and Hope."

Friday October 4, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Wollman Hall - B500

6:00pm EDT

At The Parsons Table with Anna Sui
Limited Capacity full
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Alumna Anna Sui has a seat at the table, granting critical insights into her creative process.

Speakers
avatar for Anna Sui

Anna Sui

Fashion Designer, BFA Fashion Design '84
Anna Sui is one of New York’s most beloved and accomplished fashion designers, known for creating contemporary original clothing inspired by spectacular amounts of research into vintage styles and cultural arcana. Sui joined New York’s intensely creative cultural underground in... Read More →
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Paul Goldberger

Joseph Urban Professor Of Design, Parsons School of Design
Paul Goldberger is The New School University's Joseph Urban professor of design and the architecture critic for The New Yorker, where since 1997 he has written the magazine's celebrated "Sky Line" column. For 25 years he was the architecture critic for the New York Times where he... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Tishman Auditorium - U100

6:00pm EDT

The Future of Ethics for an AI, Data Driven Media Industry
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Can media companies create effective ethical codes and standards in our increasingly data-dominated, attention economy?

In this session, four expert panelists—and the audience—dialogue and brainstorm to explore and suggest ideas that can lead to answers to this question. The session includes examinations on whether, given the growing power of AI and intense competition among media outlets, media can still create workable codes of ethics. If so, what should these new codes look like? If not, does society need to figure out brand new media business models? Allow or encourage more government regulations? Cultivate new types of information entities that will serve the public good to supplement what traditional media companies have traditionally been charged with?

The highly competitive, profit-driven economic system has always made it challenging for the media to create and uphold effective ethical standards. Even so, over the past several decades, a range of media industry associations, individual companies, and workers themselves have created and integrated professional ethical practices. While always imperfect, these codes and standards have served to guide media practitioners, marketers, and managers in making ethical decisions and preventing potentially harmful actions.

But today’s algorithmic, machine learning, and AI-powered systems are game changers. They give media companies the ability to increase their profits by deploying increasingly powerful AI-driven, data-centric strategies, which can more effectively attract vast numbers of eyeballs, clicks, and audience engagement. Because that drives advertising profit, decisions on what types of content to report or post are increasingly made not by the journalist or media professional, whose values typically embody a larger social mission, but by data scientists and others empowered by media executives, whose perspectives and intentions are less clear and likely to differ from the ethos of media professionals.

The implications of these revolutionary changes have been playing out in dramatic ways over the last few years. Media outlets—social media platforms in particular—have been shown to have initiated or facilitated unethical information practices that compromise people’s privacy, incite violence offline, or enable malicious actors to influence voters. Over the last few years, the public—and their elected representatives—have become more vocal in expressing their frustrations over these transgressions.

Certain high-profile social media and technology companies have tried to respond to these concerns by introducing campaigns like Facebook's Data for Good and, in the case of Google, by establishing a special committee to create new ethical codes. However, it’s been widely acknowledged that Google’s new codes are toothless, do not have full executive buy-in, and are failures. This failure raises a key question: What incentives do today’s media organizations—especially those that no longer have a public service mission at heart—have to adhere to an ethical code that may retard deployment of powerful data-driven AI strategies that will bring in new revenue?

The conversations, potential solutions, and outcome of this panel-meets-audience collaboration will result in a collaborative document that will live and continue to evolve on the Web.

Speakers
avatar for Claire Wardle

Claire Wardle

First Draft
Claire Wardle currently leads the strategic direction and research for First Draft, a non profit that works with newsrooms globally as they face the challenges of reporting in an age of disinformation. In 2017 she co-authored the seminal report, Information Disorder: An interdisc... Read More →
avatar for Gilad Lotan

Gilad Lotan

VP Data Science, BuzzFeed
Gilad is the head of data science at BuzzFeed where he leads a team that’s tasked with building state of the art analytics, insights, and data products to support entertainment, news, business, and tech. Previously, Gilad led data science at betaworks, and built data products and... Read More →
avatar for Lauren Moraski

Lauren Moraski

Editorial Director, HuffPost, Part-time Assistant Professor, Schools of Public Engagement, MS Media Management '15
Lauren Moraski is editorial director at HuffPost.Throughout her career, Lauren has worked in digital, print and broadcast media. She has been interviewed as an entertainment commentator for several shows and media outlets, including Extra, Inside Edition, PBS, CBS News, and MTV. She... Read More →
avatar for Nynne Storm Refsing

Nynne Storm Refsing

Publishing and Development Fellow, The New Republic, Copenhagen, Denmark, MA Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism '19
Nynne Storm Refsing graduated from the MA program Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism from The New School in the spring of 2019 and now lives in Copenhagen. In her last project, she wrote about the ethical challenges that modern media faces as technological developments has... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center - I202

7:00pm EDT

Camilo Godoy: Diplomacy
Limited Capacity full
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A performance exploring the power dynamics of the Cold War era and how these intersected with
institutional support of art and dance. Through performed actions and reading of texts, Godoy
re-constructs this history in a site-specific context in the historic Orozco Room, itself the site of political and historical juxtapositions.

Artists
CG

Camilo Godoy

BA Education Studies and BFA Photography '16
Camilo Godoy considers performance and performativity as a means to deconstruct social and political frameworks. Incorporating research and process-based collaborations into his performances he invites a critical look into the narratives and experiences that are left in the margins... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
Orozco Room- A712

7:00pm EDT

Drama MFA Production of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist
Limited Capacity full
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The School of Drama presents an adaptation of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, written by Neil Bartlett, as the first Mainstage production of Drama's 2019–20 season. The production is directed by Melissa Maxwell and features the entire cohort of MFA third year actors: Hannah Adrian, Olivia Battle, William Berger-Bailey, Jazmyn Boone, Yun-Chin Chang, Caroline Hertz, Racquel Jean-Louis, Ian Lawrence, Philip Lopez, Kasey O'Brien, Riley Payne, Kyle Ryan, Carla Smith, Michael Spara, and Jacqueline Theoharis.

**After adding this event to your schedule, please reserve your ticket for the show here**

Friday October 4, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Bank Street Theatre - Z301

7:00pm EDT

Parsons Alumni Reunion Reception
Join your Parsons community for a lively evening of learning, mingling, and celebrating alumni work at this year’s Parsons Reunion, taking place at The Festival of New. Hear from Anna Sui, BFA Fashion Design ’84 At the Parsons Table, followed by the much-anticipated annual Parsons Reunion Closing Party. Raise a glass to this commemorative year with your energetic community of creatives and thought leaders.

Alumni may bring one guest to this event, no additional registration needed.

Friday October 4, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Starr Foundation Hall - UL102

8:00pm EDT

Mannes Sounds: Piano Cantabile, “Study in Glass”
Since 1999, Mannes has presented a yearlong music festival every year. Each festival includes more than 20 events performed by the school's gifted young student artists, distinguished faculty members, and renowned guests, at prestigious New York City concert venues and cultural institutions.

The festivals are an outstanding component of the total Mannes program. Curated by Simone Dinnerstein, “Study in Glass” is a presentation of the 20 Etudes for piano by Philip Glass.


Friday October 4, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Ernst C. Stiefel Hall - I400

8:00pm EDT

The Moth StorySLAM
Limited Capacity full
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The Moth StorySLAM is an open-mic storytelling competition. Open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night’s theme. Come tell a story, or just enjoy the show!

When the doors open, storyteller hopefuls put their names in The Moth “hat." A half-hour later, names are picked, and one by one, storytellers take the stage. The ten featured stories are scored by teams of judges selected from the audience. Each StorySLAM generates a StorySLAM winner. After ten SLAMs, the winners face off in a GrandSLAM Championship.

NEW: Prepare a five-minute story about a beginning. Dawn, step one, day one, birth or re-birth. Initiations and inaugurations. Tabula rasa. A fresh leaf, a puppy, a job, parole. New car smell. A makeover so magical your own mama don't know you! Quantum hops, burning and building bridges, cleaning house, pulling up roots or a fresh coat of paint. Your nouveau reach. A blank sheet of paper...

Friday October 4, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
The Auditorium - A106

8:30pm EDT

The Stone featuring Brian Marsella '00
Limited Capacity full
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Brian Marsella and Erik Friedlander

Performers:
Brian Marsella (piano)
Erik Friedlander (cello)

Artists
avatar for Brian Marsella

Brian Marsella

Musician, BFA Jazz/Contemporary Music '00
Brian Marsella has risen to the top ranks of NYC jazz pianists. A Philadelphia native, Marsella moved to New York in 1998 and has been touring and recording consistently since. Currently Marsella has released 11 albums as a leader or co-leader. His projects include the large ensembles... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 8:30pm - 11:00pm EDT
Glassbox Theatre - I100
 
Saturday, October 5
 

9:00am EDT

Open Dis[Courses]: Systems and Strategies
Limited Capacity full
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This course introduces students to the analysis of the current ‘fashion system’ and explores strategic interventions within existing models to imagine future systemic change. Fashion systems often dictate time through the seasonal structures of Spring/Summer, Fall/Winter, and midseason structures of Cruise & Resort. This course involves the in-depth analysis of these seasonal structures while also critically exploring conventional systems such as Prêt-à-Porter, Couture, Diffusion Line, Slow and Fast Fashion, Fragrance and Accessory from a theoretical perspective. Since fashion is a constantly moving dialogue that seasonally changes the visual landscape of a public sphere, this course aims to understand how these ideas are introduced – in text and image - to audiences, who become the carriers and prolific disseminators of these ideas/ideals. Students are introduced to practical hands-on approaches in the development of future fashion systems that subvert from more rigid, existing ones. This includes establishing a new business opportunity, planning a target and sales strategy and setting up and coordinating, arranging and executing on-site promotional events - such as a pop-up shop at a store or other venue. The course focuses on research, the development and execution of new ideas, developing a deep understanding of the processes, challenges and requirements and introduces students to new editorial approaches through publication, printed matter, digital imagery, and experiential differentiators. Through the study of strategic game-changers, students will create a plan with tactics to imagine and represent a new future fashion system.

Saturday October 5, 2019 9:00am - 6:00pm EDT
U 204

9:30am EDT

Supporting Your Student’s New School Experience
An interactive event in support of your student’s wellbeing and academic persistence. Meet with staff from Student Success, Student Financial Services, and more.

Saturday October 5, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center - I202

9:30am EDT

#RE [Design] the internet #IRL: A Fashion Collaborative Design Workshop
Limited Capacity full
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The intangible space of the internet has propelled the most significant cultural shift of the twenty-first century producing, consequently, viral fashion imagery becoming treasured design objects. A cross-disciplinary workshop on using critical design to generate new perspectives on the ubiquitous Internet’s influence on fashion expressions, representations and creativities. It aims at generating alternative future possibilities on the seemingly unavoidable trend of  self-digitization.

Participants of various creative disciplines are to be recruited to engage with the issues creatively in a fashion context. Apart from getting a taste of using fashion to contest realities, the last part of the session will be focused on the fusion of all disciplines. Participants will be encouraged to infuse elements from their disciplines from the curatorial, the spatial, the interactive, the performative and so on as an extension of their creative visions.

Collaborators: Marie Genevieve Cyr, Assistant Professor of Fashion Design, Parsons School of Design, and Carrie Chan, Design Trust / Royal College of Art Fellow in Design Curation

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Chan

Carrie Chan

Design Trust, Royal College of Art Fellow in Design Curation
Carrie Chan is an independent curator and researcher, specialising in contemporary design, craft, fashion and digital culture.  She was most recently appointed as the curator for the exhibition “Co-Creating Hong Kong” at the Chandran Gallery in San Francisco.She was the inaugural... Read More →

Faculty Organizer
avatar for Marie Genevieve Cyr

Marie Genevieve Cyr

Assistant Professor of Fashion Design, Parsons School of Design
Marie Geneviève Cyr is an Assistant Professor of Fashion Design at Parsons School of Design. She has an MA in Visual Culture/Fashion Theory from New York University, a BA in Design and Applied Arts from the Edinburgh College of Art and was nominated in 2009 for a Genie Award by the... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 9:30am - 6:00pm EDT
U502 / 503

10:00am EDT

Visit the African Burial Ground National Monument
Limited Capacity full
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As a continuation of the Civil Rights Digital Storytelling Animation Project, we have organized a guided tour of The African Burial Ground National Monument and a viewing of a short animation about the monument, narrated by the excavation staff and historian.

The monument is the oldest and largest known excavated burial ground in North America for both free and enslaved Africans. It protects the historic role slavery played in building New York City.

**Please check in at the visitor center and request The New School Tour**

Speakers
avatar for JMichelle Hill

JMichelle Hill

JMichelle Hill, a graphic artist, textile designer, digital fabric printer and budding animator, has developed a background within the field of textile, graphics and animation design. Michelle has travelled extensively working in many countries on rural women's development projects... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
African Burial Ground National Monument

11:00am EDT

A New Kind of Future: Global Insights into Transforming Your Career – and Your Life
Limited Capacity filling up

The New School’s Global Executive Master alumni and current cohorts share how their curiosity and desire to challenge the status quo led them through an 18-month learning journey.  Hear from these highly experienced professionals, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs who aim to be at the forefront of their industries in thinking, creating & designing the new products, services, user experiences & business models of the future.   These interactive talks will engage you in re-thinking the status quo and how it may end up re-imagining your own future of possibilities.

Moderator: Jack Roberts, bestselling author, award-winning filmmaker and Parsons faculty
Speakers:
  • Marina Terteryan, Service Design Director and Conscious Entrepreneur, The Why Lab
  • Livie Casto, Senior Business Designer, Fjord NY
  • Paulomi Patel, Director of CX, Walmart US
  • Janine Beydoun, Marketing Campaign Manager, Avero Inc.

Saturday October 5, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
The Bob and Sheila Hoerle Lecture Hall - UL105

11:30am EDT

Visit the African Burial Ground National Monument
Limited Capacity seats available

As a continuation of the Civil Rights Digital Storytelling Animation Project, we have organized a guided tour of The African Burial Ground National Monument and a viewing of a short animation about the monument, narrated by the excavation staff and historian.

The monument is the oldest and largest known excavated burial ground in North America for both free and enslaved Africans. It protects the historic role slavery played in building New York City.

**Please check in at the visitor center and request The New School Tour**

Speakers
avatar for JMichelle Hill

JMichelle Hill

JMichelle Hill, a graphic artist, textile designer, digital fabric printer and budding animator, has developed a background within the field of textile, graphics and animation design. Michelle has travelled extensively working in many countries on rural women's development projects... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT
African Burial Ground National Monument

12:00pm EDT

In The Historical Present: Kellen Gallery Exhibit Tour
Limited Capacity full
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Join curators Macushla Robinson and Anna Harsanyi for a tour of the exhibition and conversation about the artworks and archival materials.

The inspiration for this exhibition is The New School’s Centennial. In the Historical Present looks back and takes stock of this institution’s legacy, attending to the dynamic yet often hidden and dormant possibilities inherent in the school’s many pasts. The exhibition envisions the archive as a site of latent moments that might become scripts and scores for possible futures. Through commissioned artworks, pieces from The New School Art Collection, and artist-led engagements and performances, In the Historical Present invites viewers to conceive of the institution itself as a script — a set of procedures, methodologies, and discursive practices that unfold over time.

Artists: Daniel Bejar; Black Lunch Table; Sheila Bridges, AAS Interior Design '93; Lucia Cuba, MFA Fashion Design and Society '12; Domestic Performance Agency; Nikita Gale; Jonathan Gardenhire, BFA Photography '14; Camilo Godoy, BA Educational Studies '16; David Hammons; Matthew Jensen; Sue Jeong Ka; Glenn Ligon; Sable Elyse Smith, MFA Design and Technology '13; Caroline Woolard; Shevaun Wright; Yonkers International Press

Curators:
Macushla Robinson, MA Liberal Studies ’17
Anna Harsanyi, BA Liberal Arts ’08

Saturday October 5, 2019 12:00pm - 12:30pm EDT
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery | Parsons School of Design

1:00pm EDT

New Babel: AR Public Art Installation
A.R. ART: New Babel, an Augmented Reality (AR) public art installation by William T. Ayton, transforms the heart of NYC into an immersive art environment. Imagine a towering fusion of original art, emerging technology, and digital media, soaring nearly 1000’ high, yet held in the palm of your hand. This pilot AR installation is a tribute to The New School’s role in catalyzing social change, and as an homage to New York City as a global center for towers of knowledge, creative freedom, enterprise, and in-gathering. 


Activated in and around Union Square Park in NYC, its AR elements offer new ways to view themes of universal human rights, fundamental freedoms, collaborative innovation, creative expression, and intellectual inquiry. Created by artist William T. Ayton, in collaboration with The New School’s Global Catalyst Senior Fellow, Diana Ayton-Shenker, New Babel was incubated in coordination with TNS  XReality Center, produced by Global Momenta and other supporting partners. 

The installation centerpiece is an AR skyscraper-tall structure, a colossal, six-tiered New Babel Tower soaring approximately 60 stories high (627’), representing humanity’s collective collaboration and aspiration of upholding a new world. Rooted in the ground of Union Square Park, the tower reaches up toward an emergent AR world, depicted as a multi-colored, diaphanous sphere, a revolving globe in the sky, hovering above New Babel. The globe’s surface is texture-mapped with Ayton’s original painting used on the book cover of A New Global Agenda by Diana Ayton-Shenker. 

The New World globe is 360’ in diameter, slightly exceeding the base of the tower, illuminating the sky above the interior of Square. New Babel’s central tower will be surrounded by additional AR art framing the perimeter of  Union Square Park with “Four Freedoms ReNewed,” a series of four AR billboards, and the “UDHR” wraparound banner of human rights. Freedoms ReNewed are large-scale, AR “billboard” panels flanking each side of the Square with an updated rendering of Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms: Freedom from Want, Freedom from Fear, Freedom of Expression, and Freedom of Thought.  An AR ribbon will wrap around the Square, encircling the central structure with the Ayton UDHR series of 30 images illuminating the 30 Articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (during its 70th Anniversary year).

How to see New Babel: 
New Babel is designed to be viewable via hand-held devices (phones, tablets, etc.) and accessed via poster-based scan codes distributed throughout the square, or through a pre-downloaded app. Access is free to the public.
 

Artists
WT

William T. Ayton

William T. Ayton is a British artist based in New York, born and raised in rural Yorkshire & Lancashire, England. Ayton attended Edinburgh College of Art where he studied Fine Arts (B.A. Honours in Drawing & Painting). After college, he lived & worked in Europe (Paris, Madrid, Edinburgh... Read More →



Saturday October 5, 2019 1:00pm - 1:15pm EDT
Union Square

1:00pm EDT

WNSR - New School Sound Stories
Listen Here! A Sound Story by Aja Simpson

What you’re about to hear is a sound story. A montage of sounds and voices, archival and recreated, that would have been heard, read or experienced at The New School during an important decade for its growth and development. You may hear the streets of Lower Manhattan, the construction of new buildings, the eager chatter of students in the hallway, the readings of pamphlets once distributed to all members of the school, the announcements of new possibilities, the speeches of old presidents, administration or faculty. This is the sounds of The New School. The sounds of change and learning and collaboration and New York City. This is just a sample, expect more to come.


Saturday October 5, 2019 1:00pm - 1:15pm EDT
The New School

1:00pm EDT

A New Kind of Future: Global Insights into Transforming Your Career – and Your Life
Limited Capacity seats available

The New School’s Global Executive Master alumni and current cohorts share how their curiosity and desire to challenge the status quo led them through an 18-month learning journey.  Hear from these highly experienced professionals, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs who aim to be at the forefront of their industries in thinking, creating & designing the new products, services, user experiences & business models of the future.   These interactive talks will engage you in re-thinking the status quo and how it may end up re-imagining your own future of possibilities.

Moderator: Livie Casto, Senior Business Designer, Fjord NY
Speakers:
  • Catalina Ramirez Botero, Export Manager, Prolab Cosmetics
  • Manny Hernandez, MD, Emergency Medical Doctor and Principal of Strategic Innovation at Kahler Slater
  • Anusha Sriram, Director, BlackRock Solutions COO Team

Saturday October 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Lecture Hall - UL104

1:00pm EDT

Women’s Legacy at The New School: A Celebration
Limited Capacity seats available

“The Women’s Legacy Project” recognizes women – scholars, artists, educators, philanthropists – who have been erased from the official history of The New School:

The Founding Mothers, ten eminent women who helped to establish this progressive institution in 1919; Women creators of other schools and programs that now form part of the university, ranging from the Mannes School of Music (Clara Damrosch Mannes) to Eugene Lang College (Elizabeth Coleman);Visionary feminists who have worked consistently at the cutting edge, both in the humanities (as anthropologists, social scientists, philosophers) and in the arts (as actors and playwrights, musicians and composers, photographers and fashion designers).

We honor the achievements of these extraordinary, all-but-forgotten women with a joyous, raucous, roof-raising celebration.

The event will feature staged readings, live music, dance, video installations and taped interviews.

Listen to WNSR New School Radio's feature on Women's Legacy at The New School here!

Saturday October 5, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Tishman Auditorium - U100

1:00pm EDT

COLOR RELIEF : A New Way to Interact with Color
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Connecting Design and Wellness, Creative Director Jemme Aldridge, BFA Communication Design '06, is offering a hands-on workshop that explores your personal relationship to color through relief print making.

During this workshop, attendees will learn more about design thinking & the making process while discovering new perspectives about themselves, honoring the concept of design as tool to empower. After a short presentation & demonstration, attendees will choose colors and print a Josef Albers inspired composition.

Each attendee will leave with a custom, color relief print, to use as a visual tool (a mantra) symbolizing a new perspective on their relationship with color, design & self.

Moderators
avatar for Jemme Aldridge

Jemme Aldridge

BFA Communication Design '06
Jemme Aldridge is a Creative Marketing Director, building influential brands of Style, through a 360 perspective. Employers and Clients include: Marc Jacobs International, Warby Parker, Violet Grey, Aerin, Kate Spade, Partners & Spade, and Baron & Baron.

Saturday October 5, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
The Making Center

1:00pm EDT

Coffee and Chat with Student Success Leadership
We’ve got the best cup in town! Take this chance to meet with leaders from across Student Success in this fun and interactive activity for families.

Saturday October 5, 2019 1:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center - I202

2:00pm EDT

Eyes On The Board: Aronson Gallery Exhibit Tour
Limited Capacity full
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In this gallery tour, the curator provides visitors with background and details of the exhibit objects and images. The complications of the games in videos and in poetry are explained while the participants ask questions about the various play environments. Each tour lasts approximately 30 minutes.

About the Exhibit:
Eyes on the Board invites viewers to experience board games popular in different corners of the world, or from a distant past, while making connections across time and space. It reenacts first contact with an unknown game by exposing a New York City audience to a set of diverse boards, (moving) images, and poetry.

Board games serve as social lubricants, facilitating interaction between different groups of people as their abstract nature requires little to no cultural appropriation. Unlike other forms of play, they travel largely unchanged across geographic, cultural, linguistic, and even enemy borders. For at least 5,000 years, board games have connected people across generations and disparate regions of the world. Their travels suggest that we can be captured by board games even if the rules and boards are unfamiliar.

This exhibition highlights the exposure to game worlds that, contrary to today’s game designs, are the result of a long history of a practice that seems both innovative and resistant to change. Although these games may also appeal to children, all examples displayed are mainly or exclusively played by adults.

Curator:
Alex de Voogt

Saturday October 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Arnold and Sheila Aronson Gallery I Parsons School of Design

2:00pm EDT

Democracy Seminar 2.0- Public Forum
Limited Capacity full
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Imagine: a worldwide network of democrats comparing their experiences, debating about the nature of the new authoritarian threat and the character of the new authoritarian leaders. They would examine how the new authoritarianism is changing their lives. They would critically consider and analyze the conditions for and the obstacles to a democratic life. They would explore, propose, and debate ways of overcoming the obstacles. They would create a global committee of correspondence, sharing their notes with each other, and with a interested global public. They would talk to each other in their own languages, and through translation, overcome linguistic barriers so that they could learn from each other. They would create globally informed democratic responses to the problems of their specific place and time, and to the more global anti-democratic threats.

During this forum, we will host an open discussion with the audience considering questions raised by the current political moment: Does liberal democracy have a future? If so, how can it be defended and reformed? Are there legitimate democratic alternatives to western liberal democracy? If so, what are they, and how are they legitimized? Are some alternative “democratic models” actually tyrannies in democratic clothing? If so, how do they operate? How do we evaluate such notions as illiberal democracy, managed democracy, and guided democracy, or for that matter, social and socialist democracy, and popular, people’s, and participatory democracy?

Saturday October 5, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
The Bob and Sheila Hoerle Lecture Hall - UL105

2:00pm EDT

Drama MFA Production of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The School of Drama presents an adaptation of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, written by Neil Bartlett, as the first Mainstage production of Drama's 2019–20 season. The production is directed by Melissa Maxwell and features the entire cohort of MFA third year actors: Hannah Adrian, Olivia Battle, William Berger-Bailey, Jazmyn Boone, Yun-Chin Chang, Caroline Hertz, Racquel Jean-Louis, Ian Lawrence, Philip Lopez, Kasey O'Brien, Riley Payne, Kyle Ryan, Carla Smith, Michael Spara, and Jacqueline Theoharis.

**After adding this event to your schedule, please reserve your ticket for the show here**

Saturday October 5, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Bank Street Theatre - Z301

2:30pm EDT

"Ask Dr. Ruth" Film Screening
Limited Capacity full
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Ask Dr. Ruth chronicles the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, MA Sociology '59, a Holocaust survivor who became America's most famous sex therapist. With her diminutive frame, thick German accent, and uninhibited approach to sex therapy and education, Dr. Ruth transformed the conversation around sexuality. As she approaches her 90th birthday—and shows no signs of slowing down–Dr. Ruth revisits her painful past and unlikely path to a career at the forefront of the sexual revolution.

DIRECTED BY  
Ryan White

PRODUCED BY
Rafael Marmor
Ryan White
Jessica Hargrave
Christopher Leggett

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Ruth Westheimer

Dr. Ruth Westheimer

Sex Therapist, Media Personality and Author, MA Sociology '59


Saturday October 5, 2019 2:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Kellen Auditorium

3:30pm EDT

COLOR RELIEF : A New Way to Interact with Color
Limited Capacity filling up

Connecting Design and Wellness, Creative Director Jemme Aldridge, BFA Communication Design '06, is offering a hands-on workshop that explores your personal relationship to color through relief print making.

During this workshop, attendees will learn more about design thinking & the making process while discovering new perspectives about themselves, honoring the concept of design as tool to empower. After a short presentation & demonstration, attendees will choose colors and print a Josef Albers inspired composition.

Each attendee will leave with a custom, color relief print, to use as a visual tool (a mantra) symbolizing a new perspective on their relationship with color, design & self.

Moderators
avatar for Jemme Aldridge

Jemme Aldridge

BFA Communication Design '06
Jemme Aldridge is a Creative Marketing Director, building influential brands of Style, through a 360 perspective. Employers and Clients include: Marc Jacobs International, Warby Parker, Violet Grey, Aerin, Kate Spade, Partners & Spade, and Baron & Baron.

Saturday October 5, 2019 3:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
The Making Center

4:00pm EDT

Eyes On The Board: Aronson Gallery Exhibit Tour & Game Demonstration
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This gallery tour includes game demonstrations, and only a small group can be accommodated in this way. The complications of the games on display are explained and participants have an opportunity to ask questions about game rules and play environments.  Each tour lasts approximately 30 minutes.

About the Exhibit:
Eyes on the Board invites viewers to experience board games popular in different corners of the world, or from a distant past, while making connections across time and space. It reenacts first contact with an unknown game by exposing a New York City audience to a set of diverse boards, (moving) images, and poetry.

Board games serve as social lubricants, facilitating interaction between different groups of people as their abstract nature requires little to no cultural appropriation. Unlike other forms of play, they travel largely unchanged across geographic, cultural, linguistic, and even enemy borders. For at least 5,000 years, board games have connected people across generations and disparate regions of the world. Their travels suggest that we can be captured by board games even if the rules and boards are unfamiliar.

This exhibition highlights the exposure to game worlds that, contrary to today’s game designs, are the result of a long history of a practice that seems both innovative and resistant to change. Although these games may also appeal to children, all examples displayed are mainly or exclusively played by adults.

Curator:
Alex de Voogt

Saturday October 5, 2019 4:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Arnold and Sheila Aronson Gallery I Parsons School of Design

5:00pm EDT

A Conversation with Dr. Ruth '59 & Bill Ritter '16
Limited Capacity filling up

The world-famous sexpert and alumna Dr. Ruth Westheimer, MA Sociology '59, discusses her new documentary with Bill Ritter, BA Liberal Arts '16, anchor at Eyewitness News in New York City.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Ruth Westheimer

Dr. Ruth Westheimer

Sex Therapist, Media Personality and Author, MA Sociology '59


Saturday October 5, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Tishman Auditorium - U100

6:00pm EDT

Alumni Day Reception
Join New School alumni from across schools and class years for good conversation, food, and drinks. Raise a glass to 100 years of groundbreaking ideas and to the creativity, impact, and influence of your New School community.

Alumni may bring one guest to this event, no additional registration needed.

Saturday October 5, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
Starr Foundation Hall - UL102

7:00pm EDT

Drama MFA Production of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist
Limited Capacity seats available

The School of Drama presents an adaptation of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, written by Neil Bartlett, as the first Mainstage production of Drama's 2019–20 season. The production is directed by Melissa Maxwell and features the entire cohort of MFA third year actors: Hannah Adrian, Olivia Battle, William Berger-Bailey, Jazmyn Boone, Yun-Chin Chang, Caroline Hertz, Racquel Jean-Louis, Ian Lawrence, Philip Lopez, Kasey O'Brien, Riley Payne, Kyle Ryan, Carla Smith, Michael Spara, and Jacqueline Theoharis.

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Saturday October 5, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Bank Street Theatre - Z301

7:00pm EDT

A Night of Philosophy
A Night of Philosophy is a new thing. It suggests a brilliant future where nightlife and philosophy, everyday life and art, would merge. It is happening at the New School.

Join us for A Night of Philosophy at The New School, a 12-hour, multimedia delve into philosophy, and experience philosophy as performance with 48 philosophers and 30 artists.

7:00 PM–7:00 AM 
  • 12 hr - Field Recordings | Eugene Lang Bldg. (room 465) and throughout Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall 
  • 12 hr - Movement Theater | Room 001 
  • 12 hr - Invisible Forces | throughout Eugene Lang Bldg. and Alvin Johnson/ J. M. Kaplan Hall 
  • 12 hr - Looking for Art: 64 Art Works from The New School Art Collection to Find | throughout Eugene Lang Bldg. and Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall

To Download the full schedule for A Night of Philosophy CLICK HERE!


Moderators
avatar for Mériam Korichi

Mériam Korichi

Mériam Korichi is a philosopher and a theatre stage director. She was a Visiting Fellow at NYU Philosophy Department during 2015 spring semester, to research on the topic “Philosophy after Art”. She studied philosophy at the Sorbonne, at the Ecole Normale Supérieure of Paris... Read More →



Saturday October 5, 2019 7:00pm - Sunday October 6, 2019 7:00am EDT
Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall

7:01pm EDT

The Art of Change Opera Prelude
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By Chiara Bottici (The New School for Social Research, Senior Editor at Public Seminar) and Jean-Baptiste Barrière (composer and multimedia artist)

The Art of Change Opera Prelude is the inaugural performance of an experimental project developing a radically new artistic form—open, participative, generative, and interactive—built around various ways of thinking, from the very pragmatic to the most speculative, about « what needs to be changed » in the world today.

The Prelude, a preview condensing the spirit of the whole project, consists of a 30-minute performance including historical video footage, interviews with professors and students from different university departments, and other materials from intellectuals, thinkers, and activists from all around the world providing statements about change, all blended together with philosopher Chiara Bottici delivering live the initial fragments of an open-ended libretto. All these materials are extended by electronics and flutist Camilla Hoitenga performing scores partly pre-composed and partly generated in real-time from the speech— words unfolding and proliferating into music—and composer/multimedia artist Jean-Baptiste Barrière controlling the live-generation of the musical score as well as the video and sound transformations.

People from every part of The New School are invited to participate in the development process of both The Prelude and the whole opera* through contributions over Internet, thanks to a specific platform on www.publicseminar.org devoted to collectively writing “an ongoing libretto.”
In a context where people are constantly called to innovate just for the sake of innovating and profit-making, an aesthetic of recycling is enacted where, instead of solely producing entirely new texts, existing ones are collected, merged, and new ones are elaborated by comments and further propositions. These include printed texts with a particular attention to the New School faculty, past and present, as well as materials circulating on the Internet.

Comments and editing are regularly integrated into this ongoing libretto, thus enacting a participative, collective writing process, which continues beyond the performance of The Prelude until the first performances of the opera, planned for January 2020, and possibly after that.

A philosophical and artistic ‘open work’, The Art of Change Opera, in interaction with publicseminar.org (the living heredity of the legendary The New School General Seminar), proposes a way to rethink the question of change with the resources that The New School has been building during its 100 years of life, and will thus be an ongoing celebration for its centennial.

* A workshop will be also open to all The New School students this fall (check syllabus online) to continue to develop further the project and extend the list of participants of the opera.

Artists:
Chiara Bottici (philosopher, librettist)
Jean-Baptiste Barrière (composer, multimedia artist)
Camilla Hoitenga (flutist)
Thomas Goepfer (sound & video designer)
 

Saturday October 5, 2019 7:01pm - 7:30pm EDT
The Auditorium - A106

7:30pm EDT

In The Historical Present Closing Reception
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To celebrate the close of the exhibition, Domestic Performance Agency presents a performative edible spread using fungi, fresh fruit, and wine. The reception is developed in collaboration with artists, New School faculty, and will include live readings from CookBook Domestic Performance Agency.

Saturday October 5, 2019 7:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery | Parsons School of Design

8:00pm EDT

A Centennial Celebration: John Cage’s MUSICIRCUS
To commemorate the Centennial of The New School, the Mannes School of Music at the College of the Performing Arts presents John Cage’s historically significant and glorious anarchic work, MUSICIRCUS.

The tenets are simple: performers participate in what will be a non-hierarchical, simultaneous, and happily chaotic chance-determined collage – works chosen by the performers and subsequently arranged by chance procedures into a composition that will be performed across three hours. The resulting composition will be fresh and surprising, and performed throughout spaces at 66 West 12th St.

This “Musicircus” will involve New School instrumentalists, vocalists, actors, dancers, poets, and others. This will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for performers and audience alike.

“You won’t hear anything: you’ll hear everything!” --John Cage

Faculty Organizer
avatar for Blair McMillen

Blair McMillen

Part- Time Lecturer, Mannes School Of Music
Blair McMillen has established himself as one of the most versatile and sought-after pianists today.  He leads a multifarious musical life as a soloist, chamber musician, new-music champion, and pedagogue.  As a pianist, Blair champions living composers among others, and he has... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 8:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall

8:30pm EDT

The Stone featuring Brian Marsella '00
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These are the Songs

Performers:
Cyro Baptista- percussion and vocals
Brian Marsella, piano and keys

Artists
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Brian Marsella

Musician, BFA Jazz/Contemporary Music '00
Brian Marsella has risen to the top ranks of NYC jazz pianists. A Philadelphia native, Marsella moved to New York in 1998 and has been touring and recording consistently since. Currently Marsella has released 11 albums as a leader or co-leader. His projects include the large ensembles... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 8:30pm - 11:00pm EDT
Glassbox Theatre - I100

9:30pm EDT

Performance by Yonkers International Press
A performance of movement and dance techniques that use the material archive as a site to investigate
alternative ways in which the moving body comes into contact with various printed matter.

Saturday October 5, 2019 9:30pm - 10:30pm EDT
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery | Parsons School of Design

11:00pm EDT

Bowie Singalong and Dance
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Everything in the world has gone wrong since Bowie died in 2016. It's time to put it right with a Bowie singalong. Zenon Marko and Simon Critchley will be playing some tracks. Let's dance!

This happening is part of A Night of Philosophy, taking over the historic Joseph Urban building at 66 w 12th street in Greenwich Village from sunset to sunrise on Saturday night, October 5th. 

Speakers
avatar for Simon Critchley

Simon Critchley

Hans Jonas Professor Of Philosophy, The New School for Social Research
Simon Critchley is the Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy at The New School for Social Research. His work engages in many areas: continental philosophy, philosophy and literature, psychoanalysis, ethics, and political theory, among others. His most recent books include The Problem with Levinas and ABC of Impossibility, though he has written on... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Zenon Marko

Zenon Marko

Zenon Marko is an artist, composer, producer, electronic musician, DJ, and drummer residing in New York City. Marko produces, composes, and performs in genres ranging from rock, classical, ambient, progressive, electronic, techno, house, world, neoclassical, downtempo, and improvisational... Read More →



Saturday October 5, 2019 11:00pm - Sunday October 6, 2019 12:00am EDT
The Baldwin Reading Room

11:59pm EDT

SONIC ALCHEMY
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Reem Abdou, a New School alumna and yoga teacher, will fuse elements of sound healing & poetic meditation to guide a restful and alchemical experience in YOGA NIDRA.

Artists
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Reem Abdou

Reem Abdou is a New York City-based yoga & meditation teacher, ethnomusical soundhealer, and conscious music DJ & mindful movement guide who also goes by drėėėmy. Her work is an offering of both liberated inner and outer space.Calling upon ancient modes of well-being and fusing... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 11:59pm - Sunday October 6, 2019 2:00am EDT
Martha Graham Dance Space [under The Auditorium]
 
Sunday, October 6
 

6:50am EDT

Sunrise Ragas
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Sunrise ragas in the classical Indian tradition. 

Speakers
avatar for Jay Gandhi

Jay Gandhi

A multifaceted artist, Jay is a senior disciple of the legendary Pandit ‪Hariprasad Chaurasia‬. In addition to having accompanied his Guru for multiple concert tours, he has established himself as a prominent solo performer of Hindustani classical flute.   His parallel explorations... Read More →
avatar for Ehren Hanson

Ehren Hanson

Ehren Hanson is a professional NYC based tabla player. He began learning tabla at age 15 under Misha Masud in New York City and in 2000, he became a disciple of legendary tabla maestro Pandit Anindo Chatterjee, with whom he has been a dedicated disciple ever since.Ehren performs classical... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 6:50am - 7:30am EDT
Vera List Courtyard

10:00am EDT

New Strength, New You
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Former New School student Elena Brower offers an enriching 90-minute routine that will strengthen and stabilize your body, relax your mind, and open your heart. Expect a carefully considered sequence of exercises, spaces of silence, and an opportunity to meditate.

Bring your own yoga mat. 


Speakers
avatar for Elena Brower

Elena Brower

Mama, teacher, author, speaker, and Double Diamond leader with doTERRA, Elena has taught yoga and meditation since 1999. Her first book, Art of Attention, has now been translated into six languages, and her second book, Practice You: A Journal, is now a bestseller from Sounds True... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Wollman Hall - B500

10:00am EDT

Jazz Brunch
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The New School’s School of Jazz and Contemporary Music has a special history with the downtown music scene in New York. Students from the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music are featured in this annual Family Weekend tradition, co-hosted by the Deans from Student Success, Lang, Parsons, and the College of Performing Arts.

Sunday October 6, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Cafeteria- U206

12:00pm EDT

In The Historical Present: Kellen Gallery Exhibit Tour
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The inspiration for this exhibition is The New School’s Centennial. In the Historical Present looks back and takes stock of this institution’s legacy, attending to the dynamic yet often hidden and dormant possibilities inherent in the school’s many pasts. The exhibition envisions the archive as a site of latent moments that might become scripts and scores for possible futures. Through commissioned artworks, pieces from The New School Art Collection, and artist-led engagements and performances, In the Historical Present invites viewers to conceive of the institution itself as a script — a set of procedures, methodologies, and discursive practices that unfold over time.

Sunday October 6, 2019 12:00pm - 12:30pm EDT
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery | Parsons School of Design

12:00pm EDT

Ellis Island Luncheon and Tours
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Join Alex Aleinikoff, Director of the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility at The New School for lunch on Ellis Island. Share a meal with other New School students and alumni and hear about the Zolberg Institute and the New American Narrative on the Peopling of America, before exploring the historic Ellis Island museum.

Registrants will be given a round trip ticket from the ferry terminal in Battery Park to Ellis Island, a boxed lunch, and can spend the afternoon exploring the historical museum.

Registration is limited to students and alumni only.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Aleinikoff

Alex Aleinikoff

University Professor, Director of The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, The New School for Social Research
Alex Aleinikoff is university professor, and has served as director of the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility since January 2017. He received a JD from the Yale Law School and a BA from Swarthmore College.Alex has written widely in the areas of immigration and refugee law... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Ellis Island

1:00pm EDT

New Babel: AR Public Art Installation
A.R. ART: New Babel, an Augmented Reality (AR) public art installation by William T. Ayton, transforms the heart of NYC into an immersive art environment. Imagine a towering fusion of original art, emerging technology, and digital media, soaring nearly 1000’ high, yet held in the palm of your hand. This pilot AR installation is a tribute to The New School’s role in catalyzing social change, and as an homage to New York City as a global center for towers of knowledge, creative freedom, enterprise, and in-gathering. 


Activated in and around Union Square Park in NYC, its AR elements offer new ways to view themes of universal human rights, fundamental freedoms, collaborative innovation, creative expression, and intellectual inquiry. Created by artist William T. Ayton, in collaboration with The New School’s Global Catalyst Senior Fellow, Diana Ayton-Shenker, New Babel was incubated in coordination with TNS  XReality Center, produced by Global Momenta and other supporting partners. 

The installation centerpiece is an AR skyscraper-tall structure, a colossal, six-tiered New Babel Tower soaring approximately 60 stories high (627’), representing humanity’s collective collaboration and aspiration of upholding a new world. Rooted in the ground of Union Square Park, the tower reaches up toward an emergent AR world, depicted as a multi-colored, diaphanous sphere, a revolving globe in the sky, hovering above New Babel. The globe’s surface is texture-mapped with Ayton’s original painting used on the book cover of A New Global Agenda by Diana Ayton-Shenker. 

The New World globe is 360’ in diameter, slightly exceeding the base of the tower, illuminating the sky above the interior of Square. New Babel’s central tower will be surrounded by additional AR art framing the perimeter of  Union Square Park with “Four Freedoms ReNewed,” a series of four AR billboards, and the “UDHR” wraparound banner of human rights. Freedoms ReNewed are large-scale, AR “billboard” panels flanking each side of the Square with an updated rendering of Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms: Freedom from Want, Freedom from Fear, Freedom of Expression, and Freedom of Thought.  An AR ribbon will wrap around the Square, encircling the central structure with the Ayton UDHR series of 30 images illuminating the 30 Articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (during its 70th Anniversary year).

How to see New Babel: 
New Babel is designed to be viewable via hand-held devices (phones, tablets, etc.) and accessed via poster-based scan codes distributed throughout the square, or through a pre-downloaded app. Access is free to the public.
 

Artists
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William T. Ayton

William T. Ayton is a British artist based in New York, born and raised in rural Yorkshire & Lancashire, England. Ayton attended Edinburgh College of Art where he studied Fine Arts (B.A. Honours in Drawing & Painting). After college, he lived & worked in Europe (Paris, Madrid, Edinburgh... Read More →



Sunday October 6, 2019 1:00pm - 1:15pm EDT
Union Square

3:00pm EDT

Laurie Anderson—John Zorn Duo and John Zorn’s COBRA (35th Anniversary Performance)
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Laurie Anderson • John Zorn • Uri Caine • Kenny Wollesen • Brian Chase • Brian Marsella • Matt Hollenberg
Wendy Eisenberg • Taylor Levine • Sae Hashimoto • Kenny Grohowski • Nick Shellenberg • Brandon Lopez • Simon Hanes

John Zorn and Laurie Anderson come to The Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street to celebrate the centennial of The New School. In addition to a duo performance with Zorn on sax and Anderson on violin, voice and electronics, the show will celebrate the 35th anniversary of John Zorn's Cobra, which originally premiered at Roulette in 1984. Cobra is one of the most celebrated works in new experimental music, and the landmark work within the genre of "game pieces". With an all-star lineup and with Zorn himself acting as prompter, this performance of Cobra promises to be a special one.


Sunday October 6, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
The Auditorium - A106

3:30pm EDT

Camilo Godoy: Diplomacy
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A performance exploring the power dynamics of the Cold War era and how these intersected with
institutional support of art and dance. Through performed actions and reading of texts, Godoy re-constructs this history in a site-specific context in the historic Orozco Room, itself the site of political and historical juxtapositions.

Artists
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Camilo Godoy

BA Education Studies and BFA Photography '16
Camilo Godoy considers performance and performativity as a means to deconstruct social and political frameworks. Incorporating research and process-based collaborations into his performances he invites a critical look into the narratives and experiences that are left in the margins... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
Orozco Room- A712

4:00pm EDT

Moving Movements: Women in Philanthropy
Philanthropy has rarely been scrutinized as closely as it is today. The increasing influence of private wealth in electoral politics, the rise of "philanthrocapitalism," and the toxic effects of these trends on nonprofit cultural institutions stand in opposition to growing demands for accountability, decolonization of wealth, and structural change from Indigenous communities, self-organized artists' collectives, and many others. Social movements fighting for economic, racial, and climate justice are challenging philanthropic organizations, critiquing the structural limits of philanthropy and advocating a shift from charity, which often perpetuates the very conditions it seeks to alleviate, to an approach that grounds giving in justice and addresses the structural inequities that make philanthropy necessary in the first place.  

In celebration of The New School's 100th anniversary and its legacy of promoting academic freedom, tolerance, and intellectual exchange, the Vera List Center is hosting a dynamic national event, Moving Movements: Women in Philanthropy. Recognizing the role of women in leading social movements and the importance of women philanthropists like Vera List (after whom the center is named), this program considers how taking an intersectional feminist approach to philanthropy can make cultural organizations more social justice-driven, inclusive, and effective. The speakers, who hail from community organizations, private foundations, and artist and activist groups, explore key challenges faced by philanthropic and cultural institutions and discuss how values and resources can be realigned to transform such organizations into anchors of political and civic life.

Given the center's focus on art as a political practice, we aim to put forward an expanded notion of cultural organizations in which values play a central role in everything from programs to publics, from architecture to finances. Moving Movements: Women in Philanthropy builds on the center's May 2019 event, How Soon Is Now: Art, Activism, and Accountability, and calls on donors, leaders of philanthropic organizations, activists, and artists to reshape philanthropy in ways that advance social movements.

Panelists
Cecilia Clarke, President & CEO, Brooklyn Community Foundation, New York
Michelle Coffey, Executive Director, Lambent Foundation, New York
Catherine Gund, Founder-Director, Aubin Pictures
Pia Infante, Co-Executive Director, The Whitman Institute, San Francisco
Hali Lee, Co-Director, Donors of Color Network; founder, Asian Women Giving Circle, New York

Moderator
M. Bryna Sanger, Deputy Provost, Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, The New School

Closing Reflection
Mary Watson, Executive Dean, Schools of Public Engagement, The New School

Moving Movements: Women in Philanthropy is presented by the Vera List Center as part of The Women's Legacy Project, a university-wide year-long initiative that honors the often invisible intellectual and philanthropic contributions of women at The New School. A project of historical recovery, it insists on the central role of women in the university's 100-year legacy of progressive thought and action—creatively, politically, philosophically and/or practically—and charts the road ahead. As part of the week-long, interactive Festival of NEW, the Vera List Center looks at gendered activist and social justice-oriented philanthropy and what it means today has meant historically and may mean in the future.

Moderators
avatar for M. Bryna Sanger

M. Bryna Sanger

Deputy Provost, Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, The New School
Bryna was appointed deputy provost in 2009. She previously was associate dean for Academic Affairs and chair of Urban Policy Analysis and Management at Milano, where she is a tenured professor. A scholar of public policy and management, she has worked and published in city service... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Gund

Catherine Gund

Founder-Director of Aubin Pictures
Catherine Gund, Founder-Director of Aubin Pictures, is an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker, producer, writer, and activist. She recently incubated Just Media, the criminal justice reform film and culture database. Gund’s production work focuses on strategic and sustainable social... Read More →
avatar for Cecilia Clarke

Cecilia Clarke

President & CEO, Brooklyn Community Foundation, New York
For over 20 years, Cecilia has successfully managed and developed nonprofit organizations in New York City, with an emphasis on social justice and community and cultural advancement.Cecilia joined Brooklyn Community Foundation in 2013, leading a holistic transformation of its strategic... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Coffey

Michelle Coffey

Executive Director, Lambent Foundation, New York
Michelle designs, implements and furthers the strategic agenda, leadership and vision of Lambent Foundation. Lambent Foundation leverages the critical role of arts and culture at the intersection of social justice. Through innovative grant making, they explore the impact of contemporary... Read More →
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Pia Infante

Co-Executive Director, The Whitman Institute, San Francisco, MA Secondary Education '00
As Trustee and Co-Executive Director of The Whitman Institute, Pia draws on decades of multi-sector experience as an educator, facilitator, organizational development consultant, executive coach, non-profit manager, business owner, writer and speaker to advocate for trust based practice... Read More →
avatar for Hali Lee

Hali Lee

Co-Director, Donors of Color Network; founder, Asian Women Giving Circle, New York
Hali Lee is Co-Director of the Donors of Color Network, the only national project that is engaging and networking high net worth donors of color across race and experience. She was born in Seoul, Korea and grew up in Kansas City. She graduated from Princeton University, studied Buddhism... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center - I202

6:00pm EDT

The New School Comedy Special
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Seating will be a first come, first served basis.

Artists
avatar for Julio Torres

Julio Torres

Comedian, BA Literary Studies '11
Julio Torres, is a Brooklyn-based comedian who moved to NYC from El Salvador. Julio is an Emmy-nominated and WGA-winning writer for Saturday Night Live in his fourth season, and his work on SNL has received much acclaim from the New York Times, Vulture, Vanity Fair, and more. Julio... Read More →
avatar for Spike Einbinder

Spike Einbinder

Comedian, BA Literary Studies '13
Spike Einbinder is a shape-shifting demon and comedian from Los Angeles. They have appeared in High Maintenance, Los Espookys, The Chris Gethard Show, and were a featured writer and performer on The Special Without Brett Davis.


Sunday October 6, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
The Auditorium - A106

6:00pm EDT

New Narratives: Immigration and the Peopling of America
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Join us on legendary Ellis Island for a stimulating discussion of central questions of our day: what story does America tell itself about who constitute "the American people"? How has that narrative been constructed throughout U.S. history—who has been included and who has been excluded—and is a new narrative needed for the 21st Century?

Led by The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility at The New School, New Narratives: Immigration and the Peopling of America is an initiative committed to reshaping the conversation on American migration. The night includes a performance by Aasif Mandvi and conversation between Alex Aleinikoff and Kwame Anthony Appiah, moderated by NPR's Deborah Amos.

** A private boat will leave at 6:00 PM from a Manhattan dock for the journey to Ellis Island. Programming begins at 7:00 PM. Email confirmation will be required to attend the event.**


Moderators
avatar for Deborah Amos

Deborah Amos

International Correspondent, NPR
Deborah Amos covers the Middle East for NPR News. Her reports can be heard on NPR's award-winning Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.In 2009, Amos won the Edward Weintal Prize for Diplomatic Reporting from Georgetown University and in 2010 was awarded the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kwame Anthony Appiah

Kwame Anthony Appiah

Author, Professor of Philosophy and Law
Professor K. Anthony Appiah was educated at the University Primary School at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi; at Ullenwood Manor, in Gloucestershire, and Port Regis and Bryanston Schools, in Dorset; and, finally, at Clare College, Cambridge University... Read More →
avatar for Alex Aleinikoff

Alex Aleinikoff

University Professor, Director of The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, The New School for Social Research
Alex Aleinikoff is university professor, and has served as director of the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility since January 2017. He received a JD from the Yale Law School and a BA from Swarthmore College.Alex has written widely in the areas of immigration and refugee law... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Aasif Mandvi

Aasif Mandvi

Actor, Writer, Comedian
Aasif Mandvi is a Peabody Award-winning actor, writer, creator, comedian, author, and producer. Widely known for his work as a correspondent on the multi-Emmy-winning show, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Mandvi made his roots in New York theater under the tutelage of the pre-eminent... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 6:00pm - 9:30pm EDT
Ellis Island