April 2017
April 8, 2017 ▪ 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor,
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10003
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Humanizing Data: Data, Humanities, and the City

April 8, 2017 ▪ 9:00 am

Co-sponsored by the Urban Democracy Lab, NYU Gallatin, NYU Shanghai Center for Data Science and Analytics, Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, and the Institute for Public Knowledge This day-long symposium examines how we can use data and digital strategies to enhance and disrupt the kinds of research questions, methods, and narratives that define the humanities. It also complicates the role of the urban university in a global “city-state” such as New York, where the boundaries between university and city are quite…

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April 18, 2017 ▪ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
20 Cooper Square, 2nd Floor,
20 Cooper Square, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10003 United States
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Dadaab Is a Place on Earth

Dadaab is a Place on Earth: Architecture in the Twilight of the World’s Largest Refugee Camp

April 18, 2017 ▪ 6:00 pm

This moderated discussion concerns architecture and emergency urbanism in history, focusing on the constructed environment of the UNHCR-administered refugee camp complex at Dadaab, Kenya, near the border with Somalia. Paradoxical for its scale and epheme­­­rality together, the Dadaab complex at once approaches and resists being “urban,” on the one hand, and a “camp,” on the other. Established in 1991 to shelter thirty thousand refugees, the Dadaab complex expanded over the course of a quarter century to five settlements with a…

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April 25, 2017 ▪ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
NYU Law School, Tishman Auditorium,
Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South, New York, NY United States
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Standing Rock, The 7th Generation, & An Economics for Us All — An Albert Gallatin Lecture with Winona LaDuke

April 25, 2017 ▪ 6:30 pm

Presenters: Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and Gallatin School of Individualized Study, co-sponsored by the Urban Democracy Lab Indigenous Organizational Hosts: NYU Native American Indigenous Students’ Group, American Indian Community House, and American Indian Law Alliance The essence of the problem is about consumption, recognizing that a society that consumes one third of the world’s resources is unsustainable. This level of consumption requires constant intervention into other people’s lands. That’s what’s going on.                                                                                                   Winona LaDuke On the 96th day of the…

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