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March 2017

Book Launch: Spatializing Culture by Setha Low & Quantification by Sally Merry

March 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Graduate Center, CUNY, Skylight Room, 365 5th Av.
New york, NY 10016 United States
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(more information soon) Book Launch Celebrating innovative new work in Anthropology: Spatializing Culture, by Setha Low (CUNY Graduate Center) Quantification, by Sally Merry (New York University) In conversation with: Emily Martin (New York University) Katherine Verdery (CUNY Graduate Center) 5pm-6pm: Discussion @ Skylight Room (9th Floor) 6pm - 7pm: Reception @ Room 6304.01  

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The Public and Publics Conference

March 30 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
The Graduate Center, CUNY, Segal Auditorium, 365 5th Av.
New york, NY 10016 United States
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How have scholars, activists, and artists apprehended their position in public life and their belonging in a collective? How can we make sense of the designation of public, as opposed to private, spaces, both literal and figurative? Through a series of moderated panels and a keynote lecture by the geographer Don Mitchell, this interdisciplinary, day-long conference explores the concept of the public, and the plural publics, as an analytical construct of particular importance in both scholarship and political life. Date: March…

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May 2017

Urban Agriculture in NYC: Social Justice, Disparities and Gentrification

May 4 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Graduate Center, CUNY. Room 6304.01, 365 fifth street
New York, NY 10016-4309 United States
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(More information soon) Chantal Gailloux: Introduction to conference and brief presentation of topics we will cover and the speakers; goal of my fieldwork in the gardens at risk of development in East Harlem in the context of the affordable housing plan, and how my research topic will relate to each of the topics of this conference Ben Shepard: community gardens as sources for sustainable urbanism, and a short review of their defense Melissa Checker: reflection on the historical contribution of…

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