Lecture

Clutter: Unpacking the Stuff of Business Innovation

12/07 Friday | 12pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to a discussion with Eitan Wilf on business innovation. Although business innovation is widely associated with a notion of organizational creativity that entails free information flow, flexibility, and minimalism that enable cross-fertilization between different departments and skills, in practice many of the physical spaces in which innovation takes place…

Book Launch

Book Launch | The Circuit: A Tennis Odyssey

12/03 Monday | 6pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join us for the launch event of Rowan Ricardo Phillips’s new book The Circuit, out now from FSG, featuring the author in conversation with Eyal Press. In The Circuit: A Tennis Odyssey, the award-winning poet—and Paris Review sports columnist—Rowan Ricardo Phillips chronicles 2017 as seen through the unique prism of its…

Discussion

Jackson Rising: Building a Fearless City

11/30 Friday | 5pm

The Oikos and Race and Public Space working groups at NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invite you to join for a discussion with Kali Akuno, co-founder and executive director of Cooperation Jackson. This discussion will focus on how Cooperation Jackson is advancing the Jackson-Kush Plan to transform Jackson, Mississippi into a center of radical municipalism…

Lecture

Poetry Reading | Claudia Castro Luna

11/30 Friday | 12pm

TEXT Claudia Castro Luna is the Poet Laureate of Washington State (2018-2020) She served as Seattle’s first Civic Poet (2015-2017) and is the author of This City (Floating Bridge Press) and Killing Marías (Two Sylvia’s Press) shortlisted for the 2018 Washington State Book Award. She also created the acclaimed Seattle Poetic Grid, an interactive digital…

Discussion

Imagining their Voices: The Murdered Women of Juárez

11/30 Friday | 12pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join us for a reading by Washington State Poet Laureate, Claudia Castro Luna, of her Pushcart-nominated new book, Killing Marías: A Poem for Multiple Voices. Writer and poet Claudia Castro Luna will read from her book and weave through the reading a discussion of the forces that since 1993 have collided…

Discussion

Airbnb Versus New York: Housing in an Age of Short-term Rentals

11/20 Tuesday | 12pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to a talk with David Wachsmuth, Canada Research Chair in Urban Governance at McGill University, on short-term rentals (STRs), an increasingly urgent topic of concern for urban policymakers and community groups in cities around the world. Every night millions of travelers stay in accommodations booked through Airbnb or HomeAway, the…

Book Launch

Book Launch | We, the Sovereign

11/19 Monday | 6pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to the launch event for Gianpaolo Baiocchi’s We, the Sovereign, featuring the author in conversation with Thea Riofrancos and Frances Fox Piven. What does it mean for the people to actually rule? Formal democracy is an empty and cynical shell, while the nationalist Right claims to advance its anti-democratic…

Discussion

Understanding the Outcome of the Midterm Elections

11/16 Friday | 5pm

The Future of Democracy Working Group at the Institute for Public Knowledge and NYU’s “Conversations in the Social Sciences” invite you to a panel on Understanding the Outcome of the 2018 midterm elections. Election Day 2018 “defied a single takeaway,” FiveThirtyEight wrote in assessing this year’s results—a Republican hold on the U.S. Senate, a Democratic majority in the U.S. House…

Screening

Screening | Cooked: Survival by Zip Code

11/14 Wednesday | 2:45pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to DOC NYC’s world premiere of the film Cooked: Survival by Zip Code, featuring director Judith Helfand and author Eric Klinenberg, with two special screenings on Sunday, November 11, and Wednesday, November 14. In July 1995, Chicago was hit by a record heat wave that claimed the lives of…

Discussion

Brazil in Crisis: Resistance and Solidarity in the 21st Century (Teach-in)

11/14 Wednesday | 11am

Please join us for an urgent and open discussion on the recent election in Brazil that brought hard-right candidate Jaír Bolsonaro to the presidency. Drawing on the expertise of both NYU faculty and activists, we will address what this election means for academic freedom, social policy, human rights, the rule of law, environmental protections, and…

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