Events at The New School | February 2022

The New School
6 min readFeb 2, 2022


Welcome back Narwhals! To kick off the Spring 2022 semester, The New School has produced a sensational lineup of online events for the month of February. With a variety of expert panels, symposiums, and performances, we hope you join us in celebrating and engaging with our students, faculty, alumni, and more. You can also keep an eye on our events calendar so you’ll know when new events are added!

“CRAZYWISE” Film Screening & Panel with Dr. Gabor Maté and Phil Borges

Online | Wednesday, February 2, 2022, 12:30PM (EST)

Crazy…or wise? The traditional wisdom of indigenous cultures often contradicts modern views about a mental health crisis. Is it a ‘calling’ to grow or just a ‘broken brain’? The documentary CRAZYWISE explores what can be learned from people around the world who have turned their psychological crisis into a positive transformative experience.

Register for this event here.

Meeting the Man: James Baldwin in Paris

Online | Thursday, February 3, 2022, 3:00PM to 5:00PM (EST)

This webinar, which is part two of a three-part film series, Racial Violence and Colonial Accountabilities, is devoted to James Baldwin, one the most prolific, searing witnesses to what the Black experience is and has been under the dominance of racism in the history of the making of the United States, and its proliferation and amplification in the twentieth century.

This event will be introduced by Prof. Ann Laura Stoler, followed by a showing of the film “Meeting the Man: James Baldwin in Paris”- an extraordinary brief film in which Baldwin confronts the filmmakers with the white fantasy they are constructing, missing why Baldwin went to Paris, and what it is to live with racism always on your back.

Register for this event here.


Online | February 07–April 25, 2022

Hosted by faculty from the Department of the Arts at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School, PRACTICING THE ENVIRONMENT is a virtual, public-facing event series with artists, curators, activists, and scholars across the world who explore and engage in various aspects of environmental concern.

Learn more about this series and explore its lineup:

February 7 — A.K. Burns — Negative Space

February 14 — Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves — Network Metaphysics: Houseplant Culture & An Ethics of Love

February 28 — Alex Tatarsky — Fear of the Decaying State: On Clowns and Compost

All events are free and open to the public, but prior registration is required. To register or to find out more information on the remaining event lineup, click here.

Remote Control: Surveying Drones and Culture Today

Online | February 09–11, 2022

High Line Art, the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School, and writer and researcher Arthur Holland Michel present Remote Control: Surveying Drones and Culture Today, a symposium examining contemporary intersections of drones and drone warfare, arts, and culture. The symposium takes place online and in person from February 9–11, 2022, and features performances and conversations with leading experts, artists, activists, academics, and practitioners across diverse disciplines.

Click here to view the schedule and register for this event.

Food Entrepreneurship, Sustainability and Social Justice

Online | Thursday, February 10, 2022, 12:00PM to 1:30PM (EST)

Food systems management takes place in diverse sectors and at different scales. This can include: kitchen management by culinary professionals and chefs; management of food businesses, cooperatives, and organizations; farm management; and labor management — whether worker-led or proprietor-driven. Meanwhile, food justice — as a movement, concept, and field of academic scholarship — insists that inequities in the food system are grounded in social structures such as structural racism, gender-based disparities, and intergenerational wealth and economic inequalities.

This panel discussion explores these themes from the perspectives of food entrepreneurs, innovators, and leaders in non-profit, government, and business sectors. Panelist comments will be followed by audience questions and participatory discussion.

Register for this event here.

Polly Irungu: How to be the Change You Want to See in the World

Online | Thursday, February 10, 2022, 6:00PM to 8:00PM (EST)

As a self-taught photographer and writer and now successful multimedia journalist, Polly Irungu truly represents the “for creatives, by creatives” mantra. During this event Irungu will share how her journey as a creative herself led her to found Black Women Photographers, a global community and directory of 800+ Black women and non-binary photographers.

Register for this event here.

A Brighter Future with Baby Bonds: How States and Cities Should Invest in Our Kids

Online | Thursday, February 17, 2022, 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM (EST)

Join the New School’s Institute on Race, Power and Political Economy (IRPPE) and Prosperity Now for an exciting virtual event to discuss the newly-released paper “A Brighter Future with Baby Bonds: How States and Cities Should Invest in Our Kids.” This event will be moderated by Kimberly Adams, host of NPR’s Marketplace, and feature The New School’s Darrick Hamilton, university professor, Henry Cohen Professor of Economics and Urban Policy, and founding director of IRPPE; Connecticut Treasurer Shawn Wooden; DC Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie; Gary Cunningham, President and CEO of Prosperity Now; and Shira Markoff, Policy Fellow at Prosperity Now.

Register for this event here.

Categorizing Currencies: Making Money, Making Subjects

Online | Friday, February 18, 2022, 12:00PM to 2:00PM (EST)

Professor Allan Lumba (Virginia Tech) and Professor Tinashe Nyamunda (University of Pretoria) will lead a seminar discussion on the historical use of currency as a means of creating subjects and citizens. Prof Lumba will discuss his latest work on currency in American colonial Philippines and Prof. Nyamunda will present work on currency in colonial south and central Africa.

Register for this event here.

The Stone at The New School Presents: Sara Serpa Quartet

Glassbox Theater | February 23–26, 2022

The Stone at The New School serves as an artist-centric home and community for experimental and avant-garde artists, where they can perform what they want without any interference. The Stone at The New School continues the tradition of the landmark non-profit performance space founded in 2005 by Artistic Director John Zorn, within a greatly improved space.

Feburary 23–24 features Sara Serpa (voice), Caroline Davis (sax), Chris Tordini (bass), and a drummer.

February 25–26 features Sara Serpa (voice), Ingrid Laubrock (saxophones), Angelica Sanchez (piano), and Erik Friedlander (cello).

Tickets are $20 (unless otherwise indicated at the door); there are no advance ticket sales but it is strongly recommended that those seeking to attend a performance register in advance. Admission is free for College of Performing Arts students with ID.

Register for this event here.

PERN Salon: The Constitution of Algorithms with Florian Jaton

Online | February 24, 2022, 6–7PM (EST)

Join the Platform Economies Research Network for a conversation with Florian Jaton about his recent monograph, “The Constitution of Algorithms,” a laboratory study investigating how algorithms come into existence, published by The MIT Press (2021).

Register for this event here.

The list above is just a sampling of what to look forward to this month. Don’t forget to keep an eye on our events calendar, as more events are added regularly.



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