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October 2016

Gérôme Truc – From New York to Paris: Public Space and Social Reactions to Terror Attacks

October 13, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Graduate Center, CUNY. Room 6304.01, 365 fifth street
New York, NY 10016-4309 United States
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Join us in welcoming Gérôme Truc, (France, Center for the Study of Social Movements at EHESS, the Institute for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences, CNRS) for his talk "From NY to Paris: Public Space and Social Reactions to Terrorist attacks". The event will be from 11:00am to 1:00pm, in room 6304.01 of the Graduate Center, CUNY. Gérôme Truc studies the public’s reactions to terrorist attacks, and moral and political sensibilities in contemporary society . He is the author the…

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Future of Places Booth, Feat. Setha Low

October 17, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Habitat III Conference Quito, Ecuador + Google Map

Setha Low will be interviewing people in a booth set up by the Future of Places initiative. This booth will be set up throughout the whole Habitat III.

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Pop-UP Public Space for All

October 18, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Parque El Ejido Quito, Ecuador + Google Map

The Block by Block project for Habitat III in Quito will take place in El Ejido Park. It proposes a temporary architectural project to foster multi-functional spaces and an analysis of sustainable development in the city. The UN Habitat organizing team has invited Dr. Setha Low of the Public Space Research Group to have a talk about public space in this pop-up event, on Tuesday 18 at 4:00pm @ El Ejido park.    

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Public Space in the New Urban Agenda: The Road to Implementation

October 19, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana “Benjamin Carrion”, Room MR11 Quito, Ecuador + Google Map

A networking event around public space will take place on 19 October, from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. in room MR11 at the venue of the Habitat III Conference, Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana “Benjamin Carrion” with Ax:son Jonson Foundation and UN Habitat as hosts. The panel will consist of: Cecilia Martinez, UN-Habitat, Raf Tuts, UN-Habitat, Joanna Alimanestianu, Council for European Urbanism, Doug Kelbaugh, University of Michigan, Setha Low, Public Space Research Group, CUNY. Moderated by Michael Mehaffy, Chair, Future of Places Research Network This…

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March 2017

Deep Word Play: Signs of Distinction and Exclusion in Gentrifying Brooklyn

March 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Graduate Center, CUNY, Room C201, 365 5th Av.
New york, NY 10016 United States
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Deep Word Play: Signs of Distinction and Exclusion in Gentrifying Brooklyn March 3, 2017. 12:00pm – 2:00pm Room C201 – The Graduate Center, CUNY (365 Fifth Ave., New York) Public signs are profoundly political spaces. As part of our broader research on urban change and redevelopment in Brooklyn, this paper explores shop signs as public texts that both shape and are shaped by struggles for place. Our data show how Brooklyn storefront signs operate as registers of place that reflect…

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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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As part of her fieldwork in community gardens in East Harlem threatened by the affordable housing plan, PSRG member, Chantal Gailloux, Ph.D. student in Anthropology at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada), invites 4 speakers to discuss NYC community gardens' political practices, propriety relations, and contribution to gentrification and racial disparities. Benjamin Shepard will present community gardens as sources for sustainable urbanism and will give a short review of their defense in NYC. Melissa Checker will propose a reflection on the historical…

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