URBAN @ PARSONS

A hub for graduate programs and students that focus on reframing the study of urbanism, design, policy and inequality. Urban @ Parsons draws on an expanding body of knowledge, research, and action. The basic premise is that specific types of critical knowledge and creative thinking can redefine cities and urbanization in fundamental ways.

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URBAN HISTORY LAB MAGAZINE VOL 1

Cities are significant as the locus of people’s direct engagement with the material reality of the everyday world. At the same time, cities are produced through multiple imaginaries, as people struggle to define, explain, and mediate their lived experience. Cities and urban imaginaries exist in a dynamic, iterative relationship: both change over time, laying down residues in landscape, memory,…

THE WASHINGTON METRO AND THE RISE AND FALL OF AMERICAN URBANITY

This writing is divided into three parts, with three interlocking goals. First, it puts the Metro project in the historical context of the evolving, shifting, and often difficult understandings of American urbanism. In particular, it focuses on how transportation technologies have both shaped the urban environment and how they have enabled or inhibited certain cultural…

PERPETUAL RENEWAL: INVESTIGATING URBAN RENEWAL IN THE LOWER EAST SIDE

Nonspace Zines

Next Urban Practices & Ecologies

Lincoln Park, Newark, New Jersey

Final Studio I project completed by Aran Baker and Monique Baena-Tan for the Fall 2013 semester. They emphasize that “this city has its stories, histories, epics, musics, mosaics, and anecdotal archives, most sunken and forgotten. Time to dredge them up.” They explored this neighborhood’s particular history from the community perspective, and researched the implications that…

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EVENTS

URGENCIA TERRITORIAL / TERRITORIAL URGENCY

Join us for an exhibition with works by Theories of Urban Practice and Design and Urban Ecologies’ alumni Mateo Fernández-Muro, Tait Mandler, Gamar Markarian, Masoom Moitra, María Morales, Sinead Petrasek, and Alexandra Venner; and photographer and activist Luis Herrera. Curated by Theories of Urban Practice alumni Sascia Bailer. Opening Event – Urban Strategies for Social…

FOOD, POWER AND POLITICS: A response to Roxy Paine’s Dinner of the Dictators, 1993-95

One of The New School Art Collection’s rarely seen and most significant works, Roxy Paine’s Dinner of the Dictators, 1993-1995, returns to campus after a yearlong loan to the Natura Naturans exhibition in Villa Panza, Varese, Italy. Dinner of the Dictators is a foundational work by the artist, and has informed other bodies of work, particularly his Specimen Cases and more…

Book Launch: Adventures in Modernism: Thinking with Marshall Berman

UR Terreform announces the book launch evento for “Adventures in Modernism: Thinking with Marshall Berman” (Ed. Jennifer Corby). This event will be held on November 7th, starting at 7pm at City Lore. See flyer for further details, and please share and invite those who you think will be interested! More information at Terreform website and Facebook…

Embodied Learning: The Power of Play

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