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Reclaiming and Realizing the Right to Housing

United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing, Leilani Farha, will visit the Graduate Urban Programs at Parsons, The New School for a conversation with Professor Miguel Robles-Duran on the #MakeTheShift campaign and her work and challenges on reclaiming and realizing the right to housing. Housing and real estate markets worldwide have been…

Cooperative Cities: Feminist, Social, & Emancipatory

Please join us for the launch of Volume 9 of the Journal of Design Strategies, Cooperative Cities, which provides a critical insight to the way women have conceptualized and fostered the co-production of non hierarchical and cooperative urban practices across cities and nations. We are celebrating their work with a panel discussion involving a transgenerational…

Urban Transformation, Public Space, & Resiliency

Urban Transformation, Public Space, & Resiliency PEZ Estudio, Elisa de los Reyes Garcia Tuesday, September 4, 2018 10:00-11:30 am University Center, 63 5th Ave, room 515, Graduate urban studio Please join the Urban@Parsons programs, at an inspiring lecture by PEZ Estudio, Madrid/Bilbao Spain based design and research collective. One of its co-founders, Elisa de los…

DUE & TUP Spring 2018 Final Reviews: May 7, 9, & 11

Join the Urban Council and the students of the MA Theory of Urban Practice and MS Design of Urban Ecologies as they present their work. Faculty, friends & family, and guests are welcome to attend. MS Design and Urban Ecologies Thesis Monday May 7, 2018 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM UPDATED LOCATION/TIME MA Theories of…

Design & Urban Ecologies Student Organizes Feminist Urbanism Workshop at Interference Archive

As part of her thesis project, Feminist Urbanism, DUE student Gabriela López Dena is organizing a workshop in partnership with Interference Archive and Art and Feminism. Feminist Urbanism is proposed as a five-issue magazine seeking to foster collaboration between existing social, spatial and artistic practices led by women in New York City. The different volumes…

Forum for Real Community Planning in NYC

On April 29, 2018 urbanists, activists, and professionals joined together at the New School to participate in the Forum for Real Community Planning in NYC, hosted by Urban@Parsons programs and convened by the editors and writers of Zoned Out! Race, Displacement, and City Planning in New York City. Actionable conversation took place among participants who spoke…

Join us Wednesday February 28 for a panel on Community Land Trusts and other permanently affordable housing options in NYC and Barcelona!

The commodification of housing and neighborhoods has increasingly produced alienation and anxiety across low-and moderate-income communities in large cities. As a response, grassroots and nonprofit groups have organized and demanded community-control over housing and neighborhood restructuring processes. Some cities have acknowledged these claims, as it is the case of New York City and Barcelona. This panel…

Right to the City Graduate Seminar with David Harvey on Monday, February 5 at 6:00 PM

The Right to the City Graduate Seminar is honored to host as guest, marxist geographer and urbanist, David Harvey this coming Monday, February 5th at 6:00pm. David Harvey will be in conversation with Miguel Robles-Durán, Associate Professor of Urbanism, and students from the graduate seminar. The event will take place at: University Center 63 5th…

Right to the City Graduate Seminar kicks off with Silvia Federici on Monday, January 29th at 6:00pm

The Right to the City Graduate Seminar will kick off on Monday, January 29th at 6:00pm. In its tradition of progressive inquiry, The New School’s Right to the City Graduate Seminar will delve into what Harvey calls “one of the most precious, yet most neglected human rights”, exploring the many forms in which The Right to…

MS Design and Urban Ecologies Student Work Exhibition at the George Pompidou Center in Paris through February 4!

We are pleased to announce the MS Design and Urban Ecologies’ work is being featured at the «Places en relation»  exhibition at the George Pompidou Center in Paris. The exhibition which is curated by Institut Civic City’s co-founders Ruedi and Vera Bauer opened last weekend. Institut Civic City is collaborating in this project with Théâtre Saint Gervais,…

PEZ [Estudio] Lecture and Workshop Next Week / Monday, November 6th and Thursday, November 9th

Please join these two events, a talk and a workshop, which will be led by the PEZ [Estudio] next week. PEZ [Estudio] is a collective based in Madrid and Bilbao, Spain. For more information click here. Both the talk and the workshop will address projects, topics and methodologies related to resiliency, co-creation, open source, and…

Event tonight! 10/16 – Race and the City Seminar Series – Led by Rob Robinson

The opening seminar will look at the current situation of Trump in the Whitehouse and reflect on the last 100 years of race and class in America. We will discuss race through housing, including redlining and predatory lending practices. We will discuss events through the civil rights era and the uprising in the 60s. And finally the…

Symposium on the Emerging Public Space in/of the Pearl River Delta – Friday September 29, 2017

  The purpose of the symposium is to discuss variations of the concept of urban public space and multiplicities of public spatial practice that have emerged in the context of the Pearl River Delta’s rapid urban development in the last forty years. We are particularly interested in exploring characteristics that make the public space and…

Join for a discussion about Macau, its casino resorts and its urban commons – Wed. Sept. 27, 2017!

The Portuguese city-state of Macau was one of the first, and ultimately the last, European colony in Asia. Following Portugal’s return of Macau to the People’s Republic of China in 1999, and the subsequent liberalization of the city’s casino gaming monopoly, Macau has been transformed into the world’s most lucrative site of casino gaming, with…

Join Us for our Studio 2 and Thesis Presentations this week!

Please join the Urban Programs in their Thesis and Studio 2 Presentations this week. Studio 2 focuses on the Brooklyn-Queens Waterfront while Thesis topics range from extractive economies in Peru to transportation solutions in Charlotte. All presentations will take place at the University Center located at 63 5th Avenue in room 515. Studio 2 Presentations…

Congratulations to our DUE Students – Winners of the Center for New York City Affairs Prized Solutions: Reimagining NYC Competition!

  Congratulations to a winning team from our DUE program! MS Design and Urban Ecologies students Eduarda Aun, Zara Farooq and Lyric Kelkar proposed a solution to overcrowding of schools in Sunset Park through a program called Sunset Park Connect. Congrats to these students for their compelling and innovative work! The New School’s Center for New…

Jonathan Lapalme, DUE ’14 Alumni is selected as an Urban Futures Fellow at Concordia University

Jonathan Lapalme is the principal at Les Interstices, a strategic design atelier based in Montreal, and the initiator and co-founder of Entremise, a non-profit organization specializing in temporary and transitory uses for vacant buildings. He received his MS in Design and Urban Ecologies in 2014. The non-profit being featured for the Urban Future Fellows is…

Join us for the Startup Design Jam! on April 1st, 2017!

You’re invited to Startup Design Jam! Calling all game-changers! If you have a background in web development, marketing, communication, public relations, design or business development, join us to show off your capabilities and gain insight into how startups grow. >> All skill levels are welcome! << Collaborate with like minded people to solve problems and…

Arc of Justice Screening: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 – 7:00 PM – SOLD OUT

Join us for an exclusive screening of the critically acclaimed short documentary Arc of Justice, directed by Helen S. Cohen and Mark Lipman, which traces the journey of New Communities, Inc., in southwest Georgia, a pioneer of the community land trust model. Stay for a discussion about how CLTs are being formed in New York…

ELab User Testing Workshop – Saturday, March 18!

Join us for a Test and Play Session! Come to our User Testing Workshop and learn more about the amazing concepts our startups are working on while helping them test their service/products!! RSVP TODAY! Collaborate with like-minded people to solve problems and create new solutions with 5 startups founded by current students and recent Parsons…

Less Than 3/5s: Examining the Consequences of 400 Years of Inequality – March 17th, 2017

Examining the Consequences of 400 Years of Inequality In 1776 the Declaration of Independence boldy declared, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal…” Reality belied that statement, as millions were then held in bondage, and the Founding Fathers decided to count those slaves as “3/5’s of a person.”  That…

Free Courses at Rosa Parks Community School begin March 2nd

Design and Urban Ecologies (MS) alumna Aubrey Murdock (Class of 2014) is the Head of School and Lead Designer for this organization providing community skill shares free of charge. Dr. Mindy Fullilove, a part-time professor at The New School, is also the President of this organization. Do not miss the opportunity to learn more skills…

The Persistence of Settler Colonialism Within “the Urban”

First year Design and Urban Ecologies (MS) student, Caroline Macfarlane (Class of 2018), was asked to submit an article to the Third Atlantic online publication. In it she discusses the history of New York City and its colonial-settler history and the idea of “the urban” as always having colonial ties to it. You can check…

The Politics of Everyday Life: How to Implement a Design-Based Collaborative Democracy – A Lecture by Ezio Manzini

  Ezio Manzini, a leading thinker in design for sustainability, founded DESIS, an international network on design for social innovation and sustainability. He is Honorary Professor at the Politecnico di Milano, Chair Professor at University of the Arts London, and currently guest Professor at Tongji University, Shanghai, and Jiangnan University, Wuxi. The lecture proposes an…

Urban Students co-leading a Curated Conversation at VERGE NYC!

Theories of Urban Practice second year students Francisco Miranda and Ruchika Lodha are co-leading a Conversation on this year’s Verge NYC conference. This year’s theme is Invisibility and their Conversation will be on Designing for Inclusion: In the contemporary Anthropocentric Era, the dichotomy between nature and society has been amplified by the divide between economies…

BARCELONA: The Transition from Grassroots Activism to Government. A Conversation with filmmaker Pau Faus and activist Rob Robinson

Theories of Urban Practice Seminars will host Pau Faus, a visual artist and documentary filmmaker and NYC-based activist Rob Robinson. Their discussion will be around Pau Faus’ latest documentary Ada for Mayor about Barcelona’s activist Mayor Ada Colau’s one year, from her time spent organizing the anti-eviction fight in Barcelona to the day she is sworn-in as its Mayor. The…

Zolberg Institute Lecture Series 2016-17 Presents: Fonna Forman & Teddy Cruz: “Cross-Border Community Stations: Co-Producing Knowledge at the US-Mexico Border”

February 13th, 6pm-8pm, Klein Conference Room, A510, 66 West 12th Street.  In this talk, Forman and Cruz will discuss the Cross-Border Community Stations, a platform of knowledge exchange that links the University of California-San Diego with marginalized communities on both sides of the San Diego-Tijuana border.  The Community Stations enable the university to transgress this contested and…

Graft Forecast

  A talk on an upcoming book about dams, trees, graft, highways, court cases, Euphrates, mountain goats, and may be panic.   With contributors: Aslıhan Demirtaş, Ali Taptık, Hakan Topal, Evren Uzer Tuesday, February 7, 2017 1:00pm – 3:00pm The Orozco Room, Alvin Johnson / JM Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th St A712 New York…

Urban Faculty Quilian Riano’s projects featured on Architect’s Newspaper

Prof. Quilian Riano’s amazing projects have been featured on two articles on Architect’s Newspaper, you can check them out here! This architect turns Sun Belt battles over land and water into a provocative game. Only the wonkiest eyes light up when resource allocation is discussed in facts and figures, so architect Quilian Riano decided to have some fun in the…

A New Social Contract; Guaranteeing Dignity in a Precarious Economy!

The National Economic and Social Rights Initiative in conjunction with the New School present : A New Social Contract; Guaranteeing Dignity in a Precarious Economy, Friday February 9th from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Space is limited so reserve your seat early! See the attached flyer or register through the link below. ***** A universal basic income is one of several bold policy…

Mindy talks, we listen.

The Mash-Up Americans had Professor of Urban Policy and Health (Milano) and current co-teacher of Urban Colloquium and thesis advisor at Parsons Dr. Mindy Fullilove for a podcast episode, Preparing For The Fight With Dr. Mindy Fullilove. Mash-Up HQ’s resolutions for 2017: Be with more people IRL! Don’t do shit we don’t want to do!…

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…

Urban Students project En Común(a) comes in second place at Urban SOS: Fair Share competition!

The Urban SOS: Fair Share is an urban competition led by AECOM and the Van Alen Institute, in partnership with 100 Resilient Cities and pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation. The challenge looked for multidisciplinary student teams that would combine the concepts of sharing economy with physical design to propose innovative solutions to critical urban issues.…

Three Urban Students awarded travel grant!

Every semester, the School of Design Strategies (at Parsons) encourages the creative and professional development of graduate students through a Graduate Student Travel Fund. The Travel Fund was created to cushion the economic burden of travel to support graduate students’ pursuit of development opportunities. We are proud to announce that the Parsons Deans Council has…

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

L-Ternatives West Side Workshop

L Train service along 14th Street and between Manhattan and Brooklyn is going to shut down for a year and a half, starting in fewer than 800 days. We’ve proposed a “PeopleWay” to prioritize buses, biking and walking on 14th Street, a plan that could double the corridor’s capacity to move stranded commuters. To make the best possible…

Building Justice: How to Undesign the Decades of Racial Redlining that Scar U.S. Cities

Design and Urban Ecologies alumni April de Simone, Braden Cooks and Charles Chawalko have just published an article on City Limits as part of their series on the intersections between race and housing policy. The city as we see it today did not happen by accident, but has been shaped and designed by policy, investment…

Urban Forestry: Lessons learned, Challenges and Opportunities Ahead

Urban alumni Renae Reynolds is one of the organizers of Urban Forestry: Lessons learned, Challenges and Opportunities Ahead! You can register for this amazing event here! More information on the event: Join us on November 9th at Cornell Architecture Art Planning from 6:00 PM-7:30 PM, for a presentation from author Jill Jonnes, and panel discussion…

Disturbanist Discourse 3.0!

Following the Disturbanist tradition, HUB.UP has been hard at work developing the third iteration in the Disturbanist Discourse event series! The idea behind the event this time around is to invite alumni to come talk to current students and guests about both what they are working on now as well as their transition from the…

Global Urban Futures Calls for a ‘New Urban Practice to Achieve a New Urban Agenda’ at Habitat 3

As United Nations member states signed onto the New Urban Agenda — a series of commitments to improve urban well-being — at the Habitat III conference in Quito, Ecuador last week, a delegation of New School students and faculty asked a bold, but necessary question. How can certain countries make new commitments when they haven’t lived up…

Graduate Expo & Open House

Meet us at Fifth Avenue & 13th Street Are you ready to develop the creative and critical thinking skills you’ll need to make the future catch up to you? As a globally recognized leader in postgraduate education, The New School offers a learning experience like no other. Our graduate programs include: art and design at Parsons School of…

ELab Pitch Night!

Join us for this exciting night and help us choosing the startups that will form ELab’s next cohort! The Finalists Pitch Night will host the presentations of the new applicants to ELab’s 12-month fellowship incubator program (November 14, 2016 – November 14, 2017). ———————————————- What: ELab Pitch Night When: November 4th, 2016, 6pm-9pm Where: 66 Fifth Avenue. N…

DUE Alumni Max Freedman – Learning Curves: A New Generation of Parents and Educators Take on Change in Bed-Stuy’s District 16

The particulars of displacement, spiking real estate prices and cultural clashes in gentrifying Central Brooklyn are well-chronicled. What has remained under-examined, however, is how these changes have impacted District 16, and how a new generation of parent and school leadership is navigating shifting demographics, politics, and educational preferences. Brooklyn Deep has published Design and Urban Ecologies’…

Imagining a curriculum for Sunset Park Public Faculty

The Design and Urban Ecologies (MS) Program is honored to collaborate with artist Jeanne van Heeswijk in the 11th iteration of the Public Faculty series. This multi-session of collective learning will question the school overcrowding crisis in Sunset Park while unearthing local notions around popular knowledge, community schools, and public education. For four days, Public Faculty No. 11, will be…

Five Ways To Make Architecture Political

– A lecture by Albena Yaneva Please join us this Tuesday, October 18th from 6.00pm to 8.00pm at 63 Fifth Avenue, Room 515! Five ways to make architecture political will be discussed. Architectural presentations provide a powerful way to witness the political dimension of design and the process of formation of urban publics. I will…

100-Year-Old House on November 5th!

The HUUB is organizing their housing justice conference and celebration of First Church’s 125th anniversary! It’s going to be a great day – the amazing conference will be accompanied by a catered lunch to celebrate First Church’s 125th Anniversary and to honor local allies who have been doing important work in housing and social justice!…

Fordham Graduate Student Association: Gr8 Talks!

From Fordham (see poster below): A series of 8 colloquia in Urban studies department is a student initiative for the Fall 2016 semester. We want to broaden our understanding about wide variety of topics in Urban Studies and to strengthen research skills of students in their field of interest. Ultimately, the goal is to forge…

Red Hook Check-in Project

Red Hook Check-in was featured on DNA Info this week. The initiative, focused on disaster preparedness, seeks to create a neighborhood-wide support system of volunteers to assist Red Hook’s senior and infirm residents in times of need. Design and Urban Ecologies alumni Aran Baker is one of the lead organizers behind the program. Valentina Branada…