Spaces of Everyday Consumption: The Costs and Benefits of Place-Based Economic Development

03/20 Monday | 6pm

The Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU and the Gehl Institute invite you to join us for a discussion on community economic development strategies in New York City and beyond. A panel of experts will take a critical look at the advantages, disadvantages, and contradictions of tying economic development to place, and local improvement to consumption….

Book Launch

Urban Alternatives: A Blueprint for Successful Resistance

03/06 Monday | 6:30pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join us for a discussion with the organizers and editors of The Next Helsinki competition and the new book The Helsinki Effect. Presenters include Terike Haapoja, Miguel Robles-Durán, Andrew Ross, Michael Sorkin, and Sharon Zukin. Helsinki was the chosen site for the Guggenheim Museum’s latest effort to replicate the…

Book Launch

Book Launch | Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London

03/02 Thursday | 6pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to a book launch event for Lauren Elkin’s new book Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London, where the author will be in conversation with Garnette Cadogan and Ada Calhoun. The flâneur is the quintessentially masculine figure of privilege and leisure who…

Discussion

Gun Policy in Trump’s America

02/27 Monday | 6pm

The Trump administration promises broad expansion of gun rights in the U.S.  As candidates, Trump-Pence ran with the full endorsement of the NRA. They vowed to end gun-free zones in schools and airports, severely curtail gun-violence prevention efforts, and make it ever-easier for people to carry guns across state lines and into cities such as…

Workshop

Oikos Workshop | Financial Infrastructures for Resilience: The Case of the South Bronx

02/17 Friday | 1pm

The Oikos working group at NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to a workshop with Antonieta Castro-Cosio on her paper about financial infrastructures for resilience in the South Bronx. RSVP to shari.wolk@nyu.edu for the paper. In her paper, Castro-Cosio explores the role of “informal” financial practices and institutions in the shaping of resilient urban…

Book Launch

Book Talk | The Great Leveler: Violence and Economic Inequality from the Stone Age to the Present

02/15 Wednesday | 6pm

The Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU invites you to join us for a book talk with Walter Scheidel on his acclaimed work The Great Leveler: Violence and Economic Inequality from the Stone Age to the Present, out now from Princeton University Press. Are mass violence and catastrophes the only forces that can seriously decrease economic inequality? To judge by…

Discussion

Chaos vs. Order: The New Face of Astor Place

02/10 Friday | 6pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge and the Gehl Institute invite you to join us for a discussion on the past, present, and future of Manhattan’s Astor Place and public plazas in New York City. This event will take a critical look at the neighborhood improvements and its benefits to society, with a panel including Andy…

Book Launch

CANCELLED | Book Launch | Forged Through Fire: War, Peace, and the Democratic Bargain

02/09 Thursday | 6pm

This event is cancelled due to inclement weather, and will be rescheduled for a later date. The Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU invites you to join us for the book launch of John Ferejohn and Frances Rosenbluth’s Forged Through Fire: War, Peace, and the Democratic Bargain. The authors will be in discussion with Helen…

Book Launch

Exhibition Opening | Suzanne C. Nagy’s “Pulse”

02/02 Thursday | 6pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition of artwork by Suzanne C. Nagy. Entitled “Pulse,” the deeply environmentally engaged work is the third in a series by the artist called “Sustainable Nature Solutions,” and combines acrylic pieces, photo prints, and glowing mixed-media light boxes. Please join us…

Book Launch

Book Launch | Popular Democracy, by Gianpaolo Baiocchi and Ernesto Ganuza

01/30 Monday | 6pm

The Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU invites you to join us for a book launch celebrating the release of Gianpaolo Baiocchi and Ernesto Ganuza’s Popular Democracy: The Paradox of Participation. The authors will be in discussion with Daniel Aldana Cohen, Caroline Lee, and Sanjay Ruparelia. Local participation is the new democratic imperative. In the United States, three-fourths of all cities have developed…

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