The School of Design Strategies at Parsons presents the 3rd edition of the Urban Colloquium, a series of public conversations on alternative and innovative modes of urban practice. The Colloquium focuses on investigating the creative, radical, and subversive ways in which cities are truly shaped, by whom, and for what purposes.
Speakers this fall include
Jason Hilgefort, Project Leader at MAXWAN, an innovative urbanist practice in Rotterdam that focuses on urban processes
Vera Tangari, community activist and professor at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Vinayak Bharne, Design Director at Moule & Polyzoides in Los Angeles, a practice that focuses on transforming the regulatory frameworks of cities
Sheela Patel, based in Mumbai and Chair of Shack/Slum Dwellers International, an international collaborative that is radically altering informal settlements.
Other speakers represent the cutting edge work done in urbanism by advocacy and activist groups in New York City, including Christine Gaspar from the Center for Urban Pedagogy; Paul White from Transportation Alternatives; Brenda Rosen from Common Ground; and Danya Sherman from the Friends of the High Line.
The Fall 2012 edition of the Urban Colloquium is organized by Aseem Inam, Director of the new MA Theories of Urban Practice Program, in conjunction with the new MS Design and Urban Ecologies Program. All talks and conversations are open to the public on Thursdays at 7 pm, starting September 6, in Kellen Auditorium in the Sheila Johnson Design Center at The New School.