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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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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 2017 Yale University Press published his first book, A Difficult Death: The Life and Work of Jens Peter Jacobsen, which was awarded the 2017 J. P. Jacobsen Literary Prize. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, and is currently writing a book about Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain.