Announcing new event series “The Shift”

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge is pleased to announce a new event series, The Shift:

Episode 1: “Introducing The Shift: Public Space” – You can watch the episode here.

Episode 2: “Education”- You can watch the episode here.

Episode 3: “Art & Activism”- You can watch the episode here.

Episode 4: “Food

Episode 5: “Work”

Episode 6: “Climate”   

The “The Shift” series, housed at NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge and partnered with Civic Signals, The Social Science Research Council, and The Knight Foundation, explores the social implications of the current shifts occurring in U.S. public life, specially with regards to digital space in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

How does the pandemic affect publicness? What old or new role does digital space play in this regard? How do these dynamics relate to the racial justice movement?

The series features researchers, practitioners, thought leaders, and activists in conversation who explore these question, who observe and comment on this process of shifting. But rather than claiming universal expertise and providing unsolicited guidance at a time of all-encompassing uncertainty, the aim of this series is to carve out space for sharing experiences and asking important questions that we need to remember as we build healthier and stronger communities.

Each episode will focus on one big theme and use this theme as a framing device to tease out bigger issues and questions.

The Shift is convened by Eric Klinenberg, Mona Sloane, Jessica Coffey, Eli Pariser, and the IPK team.


Supported by The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.



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