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.

EVENTS

Urban@Parsons Presents Urban On Stage with Left Forum

Please join us for a conversation between Marika Dias, Director of the Tenant Rights Coalition, Legal Services NYC and Brittany Thomas, Bertha Justice Fellow at the Center for Constitutional Rights in NYC. The event will be introduced by Miguel Robles-Durán, Associate Professor of Urbanism and moderated by Nahal Zamani, Advocacy Program Manager at the Center…

Shaping Critical Urban Practices: Panels and Thesis Exhibition

Please join us at the Bushwick Generator on Tuesday, May 14th for an exhibition showcasing the thesis projects of our students graduating from the MS Design and Urban Ecologies and the MA Theories of Urban Practice programs. The event features an open gallery, panel discussions as well as media screenings including films produced by our…

Disturbanist Discourse 4.0: Critical Approaches to Challenging Normalized Urban Processes

The Reunion Hub.Up is bringing back the beloved Disturbanist Discourse: a night of presentations, discussion, and celebration featuring recent graduates of the Parsons Theories of Urban Practice (MA) and Design and Urban Ecologies (MS) programs. Together, we will build connections between students & future colleagues who see their work as ‘disturbing’ standard methods of practices,…

Participatory Theater for Social Change with Nik Zaleski

Please join Urban@Parsons for an embodied workshop with Nik Zaleski that will apply performance strategies to organizing, activism and movement building efforts. It will combine storytelling exercises with game-based methods from a multitude of performance platforms including Augusto Boal’s Theater of the Oppressed, creative drama and improvisational theater. The workshop will orient participants to the…

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