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 Chinatown Art Brigade and Lynn Lewis, Picture the Homeless Oral History Project.

The public forum emerged out of the Civic Liberal Arts and Global Studies Course “Art and Activism in the Global City” co-taught in Fall of 2018 by Global Studies professor Laura Y. Liu and Betty Yu, co-founder of Chinatown Art Brigade, multimedia artist, activist and a New School Visiting Scholar. The forum explored a variety of art, culture and new media approaches to re-imagining housing equity and racial justice. The conversation highlighted the ways in which technology such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), new media platforms such as Augmented Reality, and oral history storytelling can help us unleash our imagination of what’s possible. The speakers discussed how these tools can elevate the resilient stories of those most directly affected and how it could be a tool to help us envision social justice now and into the future.

Thursday, March 7, 2019
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Theresa Lang Student Center, The New School
Arnhold Hall, 55 W. 13th Street
New York, NY 10011