April 2017
April 17, 2017 ▪ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Deutsches Haus at NYU,
42 Washington Mews, New York, NY 10003 United States
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Review of "Welcome to the Occupation: Squatting and Resistance from Berlin to New York"

Welcome to the Occupation: Squatting and Resistance from Berlin to New York

April 17, 2017 ▪ 6:00 pm

Deutsches Haus at NYU and the Urban Democracy Lab at NYU present a panel discussion among Sophie Gonick, Pierpaolo Mudu (moderator), Amy Starecheski, Frank Morales, and Alexander Vasudevan. As rapid urbanization transforms global cityscapes and access to affordable and livable housing becomes ever more precarious, global movements aimed at “squatting” abandoned buildings and critiquing the narratives of private property have grown.  In this panel, scholars and activists share their experiences with these multi-dimensional movements and offer ideas for an alternative urban future. Sophie Gonick is Assistant Professor of Social and Cultural…

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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
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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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May 2017
May 5, 2017 ▪ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
890 Washington Ave, Bronx, NY 10451-4604,
890 Washington Ave, Bronx, NY 10451 United States
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Narrating Our Neighborhood: The Melrose Oral History Project

May 5, 2017 ▪ 7:00 pm

Presenting an interactive oral history exhibit made in collaboration with Melrose residents, WHEDco, and NYU Gallatin students. Join us for the opening on May 5th at 7pm for good company, conversation, and refreshments. The exhibit will be open until May 12th and the gallery hours at Boricua College are: Saturday 10am-2pm and Monday through Friday 10am-8:30pm.

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May 16, 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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Safe at Home? Broken Windows Policing and the Sanctuary City

May 16, 2017 ▪ 6:00 pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to a discussion on sanctuary cities and policing, featuring Oscar Diaz, Dennis Flores, and New York City Council Member Rory I. Lancman. There is a great deal noise and confusion surrounding the issues of “Sanctuary City” and “Broken Windows” policing. This panel aims to help gain some clarity as to both. What does it mean to be a “Sanctuary City” and what is the current mayoral administration doing to make New York a “Sanctuary City”? What…

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June 2017
June 5, 2017 ▪ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Institute for Public Knowledge,
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10003 United States
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The Mask and the Flag, Book Talk with Paolo Gerbaudo

June 5, 2017 ▪ 6:00 pm

  The Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU invites you to join them for the book launch of The Mask and the Flag: Populism, Citizenism, and Global Protest by Paolo Gerbaudo. The author will be present in a conversation with Michael Gould-Wartofsky and Marina Sitrin, moderated by Stephen Duncombe. From the Arab Spring to the Spanish Indignados, from Occupy Wall Street in New York to Nuit Debout in Paris, contemporary protest bears the mark of citizenism, a libertarian and participatory brand of populism which appeals to…

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