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The New Music: John Cage Centenary Concert

Fri Sep 07, 2012 19:00 - Fri Sep 07, 2012

New Yorkt, New York
United States of America

This celebration of the 100th birthday of composer, music theorist, writer and artist John Cage features performances by Robert Ashley, David Behrman, Alvin Lucier and Chris Mann. John Cage first came to The New School in 1933 at Henry Cowell’s invitation to study composition with Cowell and Adolph Weiss. From 1956 to 1961, Cage taught classes in experimental composition at The New School. He also taught on mycology (he was a founder of the New York Mycological Society) and delivered a series of lectures on everything from music to mushrooms, from Buckminster Fuller to Marshall McLuhan. During that period Cage wrote several now well-known works including Variations 1 and Concerto for Piano and Orchestra and worked to develop his own system of musical graphic notation and was a founder of the New York Mycological Society. Arnold Schönberg noted of Cage, “He is not a composer [of music] but an inventor - of genius.” Cage, of course, had already responded. "Everything we do is music."
Presented by the School of Media Studies


Parsons Hosts Lecture Series to Kick off Public & Collaborative

Tue Mar 20, 2012 16:10 - Tue Apr 24, 2012

Public & Collaborative is a global effort of the DESIS Network in which more than a dozen academic design labs around the world will explore how to enhance the connections between citizens and public services. To kick off Public & Collaborative, Parsons will host a series of four lectures in March and April of 2012 that will bring together leading European and New York City designers with New York City policymakers to explore the intersection of social innovation and public service.


In the Urban Crisis

Thu Feb 23, 2012 15:20 - Thu May 03, 2012

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.


Where Do We Migrate To?

Fri Feb 03, 2012 16:15 - Sun Apr 15, 2012

Opening reception Thursday, February 2, 6:30-9:00 P.M.

Where Do We Migrate To? explores contemporary issues of migration as well as experiences of displacement and exile.

Where Do We Migrate To? features the work of nineteen internationally recognized artists and collectives, including: Acconci Studio, Svetlana Boym, Blane De St. Croix, Lara Dhondt, Brendan Fernandes, Claire Fontaine, Nicole Franchy, Andrea Geyer, Isola and Norzi, Kimsooja, Pedro Lasch, Adrian Piper, Raqs Media Collective, Société Réaliste, Julika Rudelius, Xaviera Simmons, Fereshteh Toosi, Philippe Vandenberg, and Eric Van Hove.

Where Do We Migrate To? is curated by Niels Van Tomme, Director of Arts and Media at Provisions Learning Project, Washington, DC. The nationally touring exhibition is organized by the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, which also published the exhibition catalogue by the same title. The exhibition and catalogue are made possible, in part, with the support of the Flemish Government through Flanders House New York.


LAYERED SPURA : Spurring conversations through visual urbanism

Mon Jan 23, 2012 16:10 - Sat Feb 25, 2012

Gallery talk: Tuesday, January 31, 6:30 p.m. ; opening reception to follow

More than forty years ago, New York City took ownership of 14 square blocks on the Lower East Side for urban renewal and “slum clearance.” Its legacy is a row of parking lots on the south side of Delancey Street. Few renewal projects have been so contested, and very few of the originally-planned buildings were built. This is SPURA, the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area, one of the largest underdeveloped city-owned parcels of land.

The Layered SPURA / City Studio project, headed by Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani, explores this complex site using a hybrid approach of pedagogy, art and research, and involves long-term collaborations between Lower East Side community organizations and students in Bendiner-Viani’s City Studio, a part of the New School’s Urban Programs. This exhibition, a culmination of four years of student, faculty, and community collaboration, does not suggest solutions for a place beleaguered by top-down planning, but rather hopes to spur new conversations amongst people with different points of view about SPURA’s past, present and future.

The project has collaborated with many local community and art organizations including Good Old Lower East Side, Pratt Center for Community Development, Place Matters, common room, Buscada, Henry Street Settlement’s Abrons Art Center and Creative Time.

Student artists involved in four years of the project include : Oscar Brett, Sarah Charles, Anastasia Ehrich, Jamie Florence, Savannah Foster, Zachary Fried, Matt Fujibayashi, Kara Gionfriddo, Joshua Guerra, Leijia Hanrahan, Anke Hendriks, Jaclyn Hersh, Vinh Hua, Evan Iacoboni, Candace Kiersky, Sohee Kim, Lila Knisely, John Lake, Sam Lewis, Rachael London, Hannah Lyons, Claudie Mabry, Stephanie Messer, Corey Mullee, Amy Nguyen, Katherine Priebe, David Privat-Gilman, Ian Pugh, Adam Schleimer, Kaushal Shrestha, Matthew Taylor, Gabriel Tennen, Samantha Washburn-Baroni, Brittney Williams, Emily Winkler-Morey, Alexander Wood and Hannah Zingre.

Support is provided by The Office of Civic Engagement and Social Justice at Eugene Lang The New School for Liberal Arts, The Urban Design & Urban Studies Programs at The New School, and The New School for Public Engagement.