Hacking the American City: Grassroots City-Making from the Netherlands to the U.S.

10/30 Tuesday | 5pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge and ONE Architecture & Urbanism invite you to a conversation with experts from a range of disciplines as they discuss “smart cities” and democratic processes for city-making in an American context. Since 2012, a Dutch research collaborative called The Hackable City has been exploring ways to democratize the process of city-making around…

Book Launch

Book Talk | Squeezed

10/10 Wednesday | 6pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to a talk with Alissa Quart, executive editor of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, on her new book Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America. She will be in conversation with anthropologist Caitlin Zaloom. Families today are squeezed on every side—from high childcare costs and harsh employment policies…


The Future of Governments, from Data to A.I.

10/08 Monday | 6pm

The Future of Democracy Working Group at the Institute for Public Knowledge and the GovLab at NYU invite you to a conversation between César A. Hidalgo and José L. Martí. In recent years, we have seen many efforts to distribute government data. These efforts, however, often fall short in terms of their ability to integrate data, or visualize it. As a result, we…


Collective Intelligence and Democracy

09/26 Wednesday | 12pm

You can watch the event here. The Future of Democracy Working Group at the Institute for Public Knowledge and the GovLab at NYU invite you to join a conversation and lunch with Geoff Mulgan. The best political systems harness and amplify the brainpower of their citizens. The worst do the opposite. Around the world, many experiments are underway to…


Critical Disaster Studies Conference

09/21 Friday | 9am

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join us for NYU Gallatin’s Critical Disaster Studies Conference. From the Biblical story of Noah’s flood to science fiction fantasies of nuclear war, disasters loom large in the human imagination. Building on previous generations of scholarship about disaster, the developing field of critical disaster studies seeks to…


Government By The People, With the People: How g0v.tw is Transforming gov.tw, Four Years After the Sunflower Occupy Movement

09/20 Thursday | 6pm

You can watch the event here. The Future of Democracy Working Group at the Institute for Public Knowledge and the GovLab at NYU invite you to a conversation between Audrey Tang and Beth Simone Noveck. The discussion will explore how civic technology is enabling new and improved forms of citizen participation, deliberation, and collaboration between government and the public,…

A Conversation Between Ada Colau & Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

07/16 Monday | 6pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge and the Movement NetLab’s Fearless Cities Initiative invite you to join for a conversation between Ada Colau and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, moderated by Amy Goodman. The successes of Ada Colau and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s electoral campaigns demonstrate the promise of a bold political vision, an antidote to the far-right forces on the…


Beautiful Games? Putting the World Back in the World Cup

06/07 Thursday | 2pm

Start your summer off right: Join an all-star team of leading soccer scholars, scribes and talking heads as they discuss the global phenomenon that is the World Cup. On June 14 in Moscow, the 2018 FIFA Men’s World Cup will kick off with a match between Russia and Saudi Arabia. Over the month-long tournament to follow, a global…

Book Launch

Book Launch | Onward: Mobility in the Next New York

05/14 Monday | 6pm

For the first time since the mass production of the automobile began, our streets and sidewalks have become a contested territory. New transportation technologies, paired with the collapse of public investment, have made this a pivotal moment to question the future of mobility in New York. This year the Urban Design Forum published Onward: Mobility in…


Print Fest

05/12 Saturday | 11am

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join for the 2nd Annual Print Fest, featuring the work of New York based small presses, zines, & literary organizations. Through its robust list of vendors, the Fest represents and celebrates the plurality of voices that make the New York-area literary and print culture so vibrant. ///…

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