June 2017
June 5, 2017 ▪ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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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September 2017
September 25, 2017 ▪ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Discussing Assembly with Michael Hardt

September 25, 2017 ▪ 12:30 pm

In recent years “leaderless” social movements have proliferated around the globe, from North Africa and the Middle East to Europe, the Americas, and East Asia. Some of these movements have led to impressive gains: the toppling of authoritarian leaders, the furthering of progressive policy, and checks on repressive state forces. They have also been, at times, derided by journalists and political analysts as disorganized and ineffectual, or suppressed by disoriented and perplexed police forces and governments who fail to effectively…

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October 2017
October 14, 2017 ▪ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Big Walk 2017 – Jackson Heights: Mother Tongues and Queens

October 14, 2017 ▪ 1:00 pm

The Big Walk heads to Queens! Join Gianpaolo Baiocchi and Rebecca Amato from Gallatin’s Urban Democracy Lab, along with two of the creators of 2017’s Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro and Garnette Cadogan, for Gallatin’s annual Big Walk! This year, we’ll traverse the historic, polyphonic, multicultural hub that is Jackson Heights, Queens. Meet at 74th St/Broadway Train Station Oct 14, 2017 | 1:00 PM-4:00 PM RSVP here

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October 24, 2017 ▪ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
After-Effects of the High Line

After-Effects of the High Line

October 24, 2017 ▪ 6:30 pm

To mark the publication of Deconstructing the High Line: Postindustrial Urbanism and the Rise of the Elevated Park (Rutgers University Press), the Urban Democracy Lab at NYU is hosting a panel discussion with the book’s co-editors, cultural theorist Christoph Lindner (University of Oregon) and urban geographer Brian Rosa (Queens College/CUNY Graduate Center), along with sociologist Julia Rothenberg (Queensborough Community College). Exploring the after-effects of the High Line—both in New York City and beyond—these three urbanists will lead a discussion on the consequences, implications, reverberations, and distortions…

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November 2017
November 6, 2017 ▪ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
The City is the Factory from Cornell University Press.

The City is the Factory: A Conversation

November 6, 2017 ▪ 12:30 pm

Urban public spaces, from the streets and squares of Buenos Aires to Zuccotti Park in New York City, have become the emblematic sites of contentious politics in the twenty-first century. This resurgent politics of the square is itself part of a broader shift in the primary locations and targets of popular protest from the workplace to the city. This shift is due to an array of intersecting developments: the concentration of people, profit, and social inequality in growing urban areas;…

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December 2017
December 4, 2017 ▪ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Perfect Storm: Puerto Rico’s Hurricane History and Lessons for Resilience

December 4, 2017 ▪ 12:00 pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge, the Cities, Cultures, and Climate Change Working Group, and the Urban Democracy Lab invite you to join us for a lunchtime discussion with Ingrid Olivo and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro on the history of hurricanes in the Caribbean and the present humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico. Since Hurricane Maria hit in September, an unforeseen humanitarian crisis has been unfolding in Puerto Rico, a paradigmatic example of underdevelopment in a multi-risk prone region, as well as a laboratory and…

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