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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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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 in the Journal of World Systems Research, the journal Perspectives on Global Development and Technology, the volume on Social Movements and World-System Transformation, and the forthcoming volume on Anarchist Political Ecology. His current projects include a manuscript on Indigeneity and the Anthropocene. He co-convenes the Latin American Observatory of the Humanities for the Environment and leads the Indigeneity and Sustainability section of the Tishman Environment and Design Center at The New School.