Virtual Events at The New School | March 2021

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 March’s Virtual Events.

Drawing Lines: Urban Planning, Gentrification, and Accumulation by Dispossession

Monday, March 1, 2021, 6:00PM to 7:00PM (EST)

Presented by The Arts department at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, join organizer Alan Ruiz and Samuel Stein in a discussion on “the rise of the real estate state,” or the increasingly powerful faction of government that seeks to bend public policy toward ever-rising property values. Samuel Stein, author of Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State (Verso 2019), studies, teaches, and writes about urban geography, working as a researcher, organizer, and planner on numerous New York City union campaigns, tenant mobilizations, and public policy initiatives.

GenderCC Brown Bag: An Event on Their Climate and Gender Justice Work

Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 12:00PM to 1:00PM (EST)

Join the Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management Program in hosting a showcase and discussion of GenderCC’s work, projects, and approaches to issues that pertain to gender equality, women’s rights, and climate justice. GenderCC is a networked member organization that seeks to build capacity, knowledge, and understanding on the intersection of gender and climate.

Mobilizing Against Eviction Wave

Thursday, March 4, 2021, 7:30PM to 9:00PM (EST)

Hosted by Gabriela Rendón and Organized by the Housing Justice Lab in collaboration with Environmental Studies, and Parsons Graduate Urban Programs, join a panel discussion on eviction moratorium, cancel rent, and other tenant protection efforts. This panel discussion brings together activists, organizers, and tenant leaders involved in local tenant protection efforts to share their experiences and insights on the end of the emergency protections that have sheltered New Yorkers since the outbreak of Covid-19.

Philosophy Film Club Screening: “I’m No Longer Here”

Friday, March 5, 2021, 7:00PM to 10:00PM (EST)

Join the Philosophy Film Club for a screening of “I’m No Longer Here” (dir. Fernando Frias), with pre- and post-film discussion facilitated by Joel de Lara, PhD Philosophy 2020. Everyone with an interest in philosophy, film, and/or convivial conversation about the meaning of what we experience is invited. Each screening will begin and conclude with a discussion facilitated by a member of the NSSR Philosophy Department. At the Philosophy Film Club, all are welcome!

Abolitionist Economics: Moving Beyond Carceral Capitalism

Monday, March 8, 2021, 6:00PM to 7:30PM (EST)

Join a panel discussion with Heilbroner Faculty Fellow, Jacqueline Wang (Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts), Anastasia Wilson (Hobart and William Smith Colleges), and Alyxandra Goodwin and Jasson Perez (Action Center on Race and the Economy).These scholars and activists will share their knowledge and wisdom about the political economy of the carceral state and campaigns to redirect resources away from prisons and police and toward BIPOC communities. In response to the summer of unrest, a public conversation has been initiated that draws attention to local and federal funding imbalances that prioritize police, prisons, and security above education, housing, healthcare, climate justice, and welfare. What political tools are available to dismantle carceral capitalism? How can we move toward an economy that is abolitionist?

Design and Technology Cloud Salon: Design I/O

Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 7:00PM to 8:00PM (CST)

The Design and Technology programs at Parsons present Cloud Salon, a Zoom webinar series that invites artists, designers, technologists, and industry professionals to present projects and to engage in direct conversations with participants. This fall, DT is partnering on Cloud Salon curation with black beyond.

This talk will begin with a 20-minute presentation by Emily Gobeille and Theo Watson, followed by a 40-minute conversation with participants, moderated by Sven Travis, Associate Professor of Media and Design at Parsons.

Behavioral Insights in Action with Nina Mažar

Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 4:00PM to 5:30PM (EST)

Recent research into human cognition has revealed a series of biases and systematic distortions that can affect the choices and decisions we make. Presented by the School of Design Strategies at Parsons School of Design, join Assistant Professor Matthew Robb in hosting Nina Mažar. Drawing on her extensive behavioral science background, Nina Mažar, Professor of Marketing at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business, will discuss the opportunities and challenges facing “choice architects” of all kinds, with a special focus on her recent research in the areas of organ donation and of tax payment compliance.

U.S. Post-Trump lecture series: Climate Change

Thursday, March 11, 2021, 12:00PM to 1:30PM (EST)

Presented by Center for Public Scholarship at The New School for Social Research join a discussion with Carol Browner (Former Director of the White House Office of Energy & Climate; Center for American Progress) in conversation with Joel Towers, Director of the Tishman Environment and Design Center & University Professor.

Mannes Sounds: A Musical Journey through American History — Part II

Friday, March 12, 2021, 7:00PM to 8:30PM (EST)

New Sounds: From Charles Ives to Today

Hosted by College of Performing Arts, Mannes Sounds presents a series of four concerts that represent a Musical Journey through American History. Part two features works by Ives, Riegger, Cowell, Ruggles, Cage, Beyer, Barber, Hovhaness, Dello Joio, Persichetti, Duke, Liebermann, Bolcom, Bernstein, Glass, Jalbert and Walker.

What’s at Stake in the NYC Elections? A Discussion with Local Political Journalists

Friday, March 19, 2021, 12:00PM to 1:30PM (EDT)

Moderated by Rachel Meltzer, join the Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment at the Schools of Public Engagement for a revealing and broad-ranging discussion with local political reporters who have been on the ground, covering the candidates and issues in depth. They will share their knowledge and perspectives on how to approach the elections and participate in a discussion with audience members about the big issues at stake for the city and where the candidates stand on them.

Finding Ceremony: Honoring Black Feminist Queer Elders

Monday, March 22, 2021, 6:00PM to 8:00PM (EDT)

Presented by the Gender and Sexualities Studies Institute at The New School for Social Research, come together in a roundtable with a circle of feminist scholars/creative practitioners to honor the lifeworks of M. Jacqui Alexander and Sylvia Wynter.

Our conversation is inspired by the centrality of practice and form, ritual and ceremony, labor and community in Alexander and Wynter’s work. Together, we will explore the forms and potentialities of feminist pedagogy and study today by reflecting on these themes in our own work and in the work of our Black feminist elders. We thereby aim to begin to challenge the hierarchization of knowledge and violence of institutional power that Alexander experienced during her time as a long-term visiting professor of women’s studies at The New School, and to honor the gift of her legacy by sharing it with others. We hope that the session is itself a ceremony of sorts that might enable the Gender & Sexualities Studies Institute to begin differently than its historical antecedents.

The Future of Heterodox Economics

Thursday, March 25, 2021, 11:00AM to 12PM (EDT)
Join The New School’s Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Research (SCEPA) as it celebrates its 25th year with an event that brings together today’s top heterodox economists for a discussion on where we can find hope for providing an alternative to neoclassical mainstream economics, both in the academy and in policy.

CoPA Artist Hour ft. Arturo O’Farrill & Emilio Solla

Thursday, March 25, 2021, 5:00PM to 6:00PM (EDT)

Join the College of Performing Arts for CoPA Artist Hour featuring School of Jazz and Contemporary Music faculty members, pianists and composers Arturo O’Farrill and Emilio Solla.

Arturo O’Farrill, pianist, composer, and educator, who was born in Mexico and grew up in New York City. In 2020 Arturo’s weekly concerts with the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, dubbed “Virtual Birdland,” top the list of 10 Best Quarantine Concerts in the New York Times. Arturo is Professor of Global Jazz Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and has been honored as a Steinway Artist for many years.

Emilio Solla is a two-time Grammy nominee, Argentine-born and NY-based pianist and composer in Tango-Jazz field, a musical language which blends Argentine tango and folk with jazz and other contemporary music styles. He has performed all around Europe, Japan, the US and Latin America in many of the most important Jazz houses and festivals.

Sex Work in a Pandemic: Legislation and Technology

Monday, March 29, 2021, 6:00PM to 8:00PM (EDT)

Join the Gender and Sexualities Studies Institute at The New School for Social Research in an open conversation about the realities and challenges of sex work in a pandemic, as well as how technology and recent legislation has altered the practices of sex work with advocates, performers, and authors Cecilia Gentili, Mickey Mod, Melissa Gira Grant, and The New School’s Dr. Pani Farvid, Dr. McKenzie Wark.

Design and Technology Cloud Salon: New Red Order

Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 7:00PM to 8:00PM (EDT)

The BFA Design and Technology and MFA Design and Technology programs at Parsons School of Design present Cloud Salon, a Zoom webinar series that invites artists, designers, technologists, and industry professionals to present projects and to engage in direct conversations with participants. This fall, DT is partnering on Cloud Salon curation with black beyond.

The New Red Order (NRO), a public secret society, employs non-Indigenous allies and accomplices for Indigenous ends. This talk will begin with a 20-minute presentation by Zack Khalil of New Red Order, followed by a 40-minute conversation with participants, moderated by Parsons faculty Anna Harsanyi.

Andrea Abi-Karam and Kay Gabriel: We Want it All

Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 6:00PM to 7:00PM (EDT)

Presented by The Arts department at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts and the Gender and Sexualities Studies Institute, join Andrea Abi-Karam and Kay Gabriel as they discuss their recent editorial project, We Want it All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics (Nightboat Books, 2020) in relation to borders of embodiment. We Want it All collects works by intergenerational poets, writers, and activists to address trans relationships to desire, embodiment, housing, ecology, and history. Gabriel and Abi-Karam will reflect on how their editorial work approaches questions of trans embodiment within political and cultural discourses of bodies, and the borders created around collective versus personal identity.

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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