To celebrate the launch of its two new graduate programs focused on urban transformation, Parsons The New School for Design has organized In the Urban Crisis, a lecture series featuring leading voices shaping the global dialogue about city development. Organized by Miguel Robles-Duran, the series highlights core themes of the MS in Design and Urban Ecologies and MA in Theories of Urban Practice, both launching fall 2012, which explore the ways cities are shaped and reshaped through planning, public policy, development, and architecture.
In the Urban Crisis is a free public event series running at 6 p.m. on select Thursday evenings throughout the spring. Speakers include:
Frank Morales(Feb. 9), New York City housing activist
Paula Z. Segal (Feb. 23), a lawyer and activist collaborating on the Occupy Wall Street project #whoOWNSspace
Tom Angotti (March 1), professor in the Hunter College Department of Urban Affairs and Planning
Don Mitchell(March 8), distinguished professor of Geography at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University
Ana Méndez de Andés (March 29), a Madrid-based urban activist
Andrew Ross (April 5), a writer and professor in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University
Erik Swyngedouw (April 19), a professor of Geography at the University of Manchester's School of Environment and Development
Jeanne van Heeswijk (April 26), a Dutch artist and winner of Creative Time's 2011 Lenore Annenberg Prize for Art and Social Change
Pelin Tan (May 3), an Istanbul-based sociologist and art historian
All events will be held at 6 p.m. in the Kellen Auditorium, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 66 Fifth Avenue, and is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit the SDS blog.