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

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…

The Art of Resistance: An Artists Forum on Race, New Media, Technology and Placekeeping in the Global City

Urban@Parsons co-sponsored a public forum on March 7th together with Global Studies, Lang Civic Liberal Arts, Lang Gender Studies, Parsons First Year and Parsons SDS/ADHT Design/Urban Activism Practices. The forum was moderated by Professor Laura Y. Liu of Global Studies at The New School. The speakers included Stephanie Dinkins, transdisciplinary artist, Betty Yu, the co-founder…

Beautiful Trouble Seminar and Workshop

Training director Nadine Bloch got active and aspiring activists into some Beautiful Trouble at two events hosted by Urban@Parsons. Nadine is an innovative artist, nonviolent action practitioner, political organizer, direct-action trainer, and puppetista. She combines the principles and strategies of people-power with creative use of the arts in cultural resistance and public protest. On the…

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