Symposium

Exhibit Opening | A Day in the Life of a Library

05/20 Monday | 6pm

Photo credit: Joey O’Loughlin NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to the opening of an exhibit of photographs of the Seward Park Library by Joey O’Loughlin, inspired by Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life by Eric Klinenberg. Joey O’Loughlin is a photographer,…

Symposium

2019 Women’s World Cup Symposium

05/16 Thursday | 1:30pm

Join an all-star team of leading soccer scholars, scribes, and experts as they discuss the 2019 Women’s World Cup which kicks off in France on June 7th! Fans from all over the globe will tune in to the month-long tournament to watch twenty-four teams comprised of some of the world’s finest players compete for the…

Discussion

Co-Opting AI: Justice

05/13 Monday | 6pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to a discussion on justice in our series on “Co-Opting AI.” Featuring Sasha Costanza-Chock, Virginia Eubanks, Amanda Levendowski, Alondra Nelson, and Mona Sloane in conversation, this event examines the intersection of AI and (in)justice. What are the social implications of deploying AI across so many domains of society? Who benefits, who is affected? How is AI related…

Lecture

OIKOS Talk | Speculating With Money: Futures, Faith, and Forecast in Cryptocurrency

05/03 Friday | 1pm

The OIKOS Working Group at NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join for a lunch talk with Finn Brunton, Assistant Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU. This talk will provide a context for discussing utopian and speculative monetary projects through a prehistory of cryptocurrencies — the technologies, subcultures, schemes, and fantasies…

Book Launch

Book Talk | The World Is Always Coming to an End

05/01 Wednesday | 6pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join for a talk for Carlo Rotella’s The World Is Always Coming to an End: Pulling Together and Apart in a Chicago Neighborhood (University of Chicago Press, 2019), featuring the author in conversation with sociologist Eric Klinenberg. An urban neighborhood remakes itself every day—and unmakes itself, too. Houses and…

Discussion

Resiliency in Practice: Confronting Climate Disaster in Puerto Rico and New York

04/29 Monday | 6:30pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge and the Urban Democracy Lab invite you to a discussion on climate change in Puerto Rico and New York, featuring Deepak Lamba-Nieves and Julia Nevarez in conversation, moderated by Diana Graizbord. What does it mean for a city or a nation to be “resilient” in an era of climate change…

Screening

Co-Opting AI: Work

04/23 Tuesday | 6pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to a screening and discussion event in our series on “Co-Opting AI.” This event will feature a screening of the PBS documentary Cyberwork and the American Dream, followed by a discussion with Elizabeth Cobbs, James Shelley, Eduardo Porter, Madeleine Claire Elish, and Mona Sloane. The documentary looks at the impact of…

Book Launch

Book Launch | The New Arab Urban

04/22 Monday | 6pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join for the launch of Harvey Molotch and Davide Ponzini’s new book The New Arab Urban: Gulf Cities of Wealth, Ambition, and Distress, featuring the editors in conversation with Arang Keshavarzian, Robert Beauregard, and Anne Rademacher. Shining special light on Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Doha—where the dynamics…

Book Launch

Book Launch | Stone Men

04/18 Thursday | 6pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join for the launch event of Andrew Ross’s Stone Men: The Palestinians Who Built Israel, forthcoming from Verso in March 2019, featuring the author in conversation with Paula Chakravartty, and Arun Kundnani. “They demolish our houses while we build theirs.” This is how a Palestinian stonemason, in line at a…

Discussion

Mayor de Blasio’s Flood Protection: What Is It and How Will It Affect Our Communities

04/17 Wednesday | 6pm

Rebuild by Design and NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invite you to join for a discussion about New York City’s flood protection plan. Mayor Bill de Blasio proposes extending the waterfront from the Seaport to Battery Park up to 500 feet into the East River at a cost of up to $10 billion: if done right, this…

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