Events that are free and open to the public have been an important way The New School community stays connected, even more so now that the pandemic requires many of our interactions to be online. Our online events are spaces to connect, dive into new research, discuss the work of students, and learn on a personal level. Join video calls for readings, screenings, and panel discussions from the scholars, artists, and researchers that make up the university. You can also keep an eye on our events calendar so you’ll know when new events are added.
Keep scrolling for a few highlights from April’s Virtual Events.
Communities Beyond Crisis: Agroecology and Food Sovereignty Following Disaster
Thursday, April 1, 2021, 3:30PM to 5:00PM (EDT)
Presented by the Tishman Environment and Design Center, Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management Program, Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment at Pratt Institute, and Pratt Disaster Resiliency Network, join in a discussion about Agroecology and Food Sovereignty with emphasis on the prospect and implications of participatory action research, the contribution of grassroots women leaders in disaster situations, the Movement for Black Lives against racist disaster recovery practices, and the experience of immigrant and indigenous communities in the recovery process. Conversation will be in dialogue with three activists from Puerto Rico, Ana Elisa Pérez Quintero, Magha Garcia Medina and Elda Guadalupe Carrasquillo.
Sociology Lecture Series: Crystal Fleming “The White Supremacy of Cultural Sociology: Toward a Critical Race Assessment”
Friday, April 2, 2021, 3:00PM to 5:00PM (EDT)
Join this sociology lecture presented by the Sociology Department and co-sponsored with the program of Critical Perspectives on Democratic Anticolonialism at The New School for Social Research. Engaging Frantz Fanon’s analysis of racism and culture as well as Charles Mills’ work on epistemological ignorance, this talk develops a critical race assessment of white supremacy in classical and contemporary cultural sociology.
Seminar 6: Lab Work — Art of the Experiment
Monday, April 5, 2021, 5:00PM to 7:00PM (EDT)
Presented by the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at the Schools of Public Engagement, join a concluding seminar that gathers practitioners working between contemporary art and natural science, who use and remake “the scientific experiment” in consideration of critical histories and theories of technoscience. Whether as a research protocol or pedagogical and demonstrative form, the experiment is always also a technique and site of Empire, whose uses, however, are sometimes democratized, queered, and decolonized in history and practice.
The Global Movement for Black Lives
April 6, 2021, 2:00PM to 3:30PM
Join Sean Jacobs, Associate Professor of International Affairs, in a discussion with Olufemi Taiwo, Marilene Felinto, Adam Elliot Cooper, and Will Shoki on the politics and recent history of the global movement for Black lives with voices from the US, Brazil, the UK and South Africa. This event is part of the Decolonizing International Affairs Lecture Series.
Philosophy Film Club Screening: “Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?”
Friday, April 9, 2021, 7:00PM to 10:00PM (EDT)
Presented by the Philosophy Department at The New School for Social Research and Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, join the Philosophy Film Club for a screening of “Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?’”(dir. William Klein), with pre- and post-film discussion facilitated by Gwen Grewal, Onassis Lecturer in Ancient Greek Thought and Language.
Anthropology Lecture: Arturo Escobar — Against Terricide
Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 6:00PM to 8:00PM (EDT)
Presented by the Anthropology Department at The New School for Social Research and cosponsored by Critical Perspectives on Democratic Anti Colonialism, this talk discusses transition design, broadly speaking, as a praxis for re-weaving the web of life on the basis of pluriversality and relationality, from the perspective of current Latin American theoretico-political debates and struggles.
Design and Technology Cloud Salon: Rejane Spitz
Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 7:00PM to 8:00PM (EDT)
Sponsored by the BFA Design and Technology and MFA Design and Technology programs at Parsons School of Design, join in a discussion with Rejane Spitz. She is an Associate Professor at Pontifícia Universidade Católica in Rio de Janeiro, and Coordinator of the Laboratory of Electronic Art (LAE) in the Department of Arts and Design at PUC-Rio, presenting artistic works and research in exhibitions and symposia related to design, computer graphics and electronic art
Book Club and Q&A with Bryan Washington
Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 5PM-5:45PM (EDT)
Join Student Leadership and Involvement for a discussion and Q&A with New York Times Bestselling Author Bryan Washington about his book Memorial.
Fiction Forum: Keisha Bush & Austen Osworth
Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 6:00PM to 7:00PM (EDT)
Join The New School’s Creative Writing Program for a conversation between alumni and debut authors, Keisha Bush and A.E. Osworth. Bush is the author of the new No Heaven for Good Boys, this Winter’s New School Book Club pick. A.E. Osworth’s first book, We Are Watching Eliza Bright, about a game developer dealing with harassment, is forthcoming from Grand Central Publishing (April 2021).
The Human Impact of Climate Change: Mental Health, Mobility and Our Changing Planet
Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 6:00PM to 7:30PM (EDT)
As part of a larger series of discussions on mental health and forced migration sponsored by the Trauma and Global Mental Health Lab in the Psychology Department at The New School for Social Research; The Consortium on Forced Migration, Displacement and Education at Vassar College; The University Alliance for Refugees and At-Risk Migrants at Rutgers University; and Bennington College, we are inviting thought leaders from interdisciplinary backgrounds and diverse contexts to shed light on the impact of climate change on mental health and explore the ways in which this is being conceptualized, represented, documented, studied, and mitigated.
UnGeeking Music: An Introduction to Florence Price
Saturday, April 24, 2021, 3:05PM to 3:55PM (EDT)
Join Mannes Prep faculty Eric Chernov as he leads a virtual discussion and listening session on Florence Price. She was a pioneering composer, pianist, and educator who, after achieving wide recognition for her Symphony in E minor (with the symphony’s premiere in 1933 by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, she became the first African-American woman to have an orchestral work performed by a major American orchestra) and her songs (sung most notably, but hardly exclusively, by Marian Anderson), fell into a long period of relative obscurity.
Food Policy and Action: Connecting Global Food System Governance and Advocacy from City to Global Scales
Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 5:00PM to 6:30PM (EDT)
Hosted by the Food Studies Program, School of Design Strategies, and the Tishman Environment and Design Center at The New School, join speakers from local New York City to international levels for a discussion on established and possible intersections between food systems policy and governance from city and regional to global scales.
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.