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Cities and Citizenship Symposium

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Architects, sociologists and environmentalists explore the intersection between design and the social sciences at large by explicating the concept of “city” and “citizen” in parallel. Cities and Citizenship is a three-day symposium, consisting of a conference series and workshops, that explores how the design of cities can promote a more engaged citizenry. The event will engage leading designers, architects, landscape architects, planners, urbanists, historians, and scientists.

Cities and Citizenship is co-sponsored by the Goethe-Institut New York, Parsons The New School for Design, NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study and Global Design NYU. The symposium is organized by Alissa Burmeister from the Goethe-Institut New York, Ioanna Theocharopoulou from Parsons The New School for Design, Peder Anker, Louise Harpman, Mitchell Joachim, from Global Design NYU at Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University, and is part of the Goethe-Institut’s international Weltstadt: Who Creates the City? initiative.

MARCH 13-15, 2014. DOWNLOAD PROGRAM. All events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Please register with wyomingbuilding@newyork.goethe.org by March 12th.

Participants include: Peder Anker, [History of Science, Gallatin School, NYU], Gianpaolo Baiocchi [Sociology, Director of Civic Engagement, Gallatin School, NYU], Matthias Böttger [Architect + Curator, Raumtaktik, Berlin], Susannah Drake [Landscape Architect, dlandstudio], Stephen Duncombe [Sociology, Gallatin School, NYU], Louise Harpman [Architecture, Gallatin School, NYU], Matthias Hollwich [Architect + Co-founder, HWKN], Natalie Jeremijenko [Fine Art + Environmental Studies, NYU], Colin Jerolmack [Environmental Studies + Sociology, NYU], Mitchell Joachim [Architecture, Gallatin School, NYU], Eric Klinenberg [Sociology, NYU], Victoria Marshall [Landscape + Urban Designer, Parsons], Brian McGrath [Architecture, Dean, School of Constructed Environments Parsons], Miodrag Mitrasinovic [Architecture + Urbanism, New School], Mariana Mogilevich [Architecture + Metropolitan Studies, NYU], Vyjayanthi Rao [Anthropology, New School], Eric Sanderson [Senior Conservation Ecologist at WCS], Saskia Sassen [Sociology, Columbia University], Susanne Schindler [Architecture, New School, Candide Journal], Ioanna Theocharopoulou [Architectural History, Parsons], Tyler Volk [Biology + Environmental Studies, NYU], Lynnette Widder [Earth Institute, Columbia University].

www.gdnyu.com

Review: Carly Krakow, Peder Anker, Louise Harpman, Mitchell Jocahim, “Cities and Citizenship: Notes from the Conference,” Weltstadt Zeitung, no. 5, April 30, 2014, 3.

February 25, 2014 at 9:18 am 1 comment

GLOBAL Design NYU: Elsewhere Envisioned

For the first time in its history, NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study gathers leading-edge architects, designers, and theorists to address design issues that affect global ecology and the environment.

This exhibit of architectural models, drawings, animations, and projections, combined with a two-day symposium, brings together designers, scholars, and innovators to showcase design research as it relates to visionary architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, and ecological planning.

Global warming effects pose new challenges to the architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design communities. The immediate response has been a turn toward a host of energy-saving technologies. What has rarely been addressed, however, is the problem of scale. How can the designer make sure that global solutions do not come at the expense of local traditions, cultures, and environments? By placing human rational, emotional, technological, and social needs at the center of our environmental concerns, we propose a new GLOBAL [Global Local Open Border Architecture and Landscape] design initiative.

We seek a Global yet still Local design that can Open the sociopolitical Borders that all too often separate Architecture from its Landscape. The overreaching aim is to develop a language of design that can create proximity between individual responsibility and the current global environmental crisis. We see environmental problems as a crisis of human alienation from the natural world, and our initiative will explore ways in which design can reformat the unfortunate separation. In our plea for proximity between the individual and the global we will explore, in the words of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, a design that is “as close to the beyond as to things near” when we evoke “our power to imagine ourselves elsewhere.”

GLOBAL DESIGN | ELSEWHERE ENVISIONED is directed and curated by Gallatin professors Peder Anker, Louise Harpman, Mitchell Joachim with support from the Gallatin Design Collective.

Sponsors include Susanne Wofford, Dean of the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, NYU Office of the Provost, Global Research Initiatives Program; NYU Office of Sustainability; Gallatin Community Learning Initiative; NYU Environmental Studies Department.

http://www.gdnyu.com/
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