The School of Design
Strategies at Parsons presents
the 3rd edition of the Urban Colloquium,
a series of public conversations on alternative and innovative modes ofurban practice.
The Colloquium focuses on investigating the creative,
radical, and subversive ways in which cities are truly shaped, by whom,
and for what purposes.
fall include Jason Hilgefort, Project Leader at MAXWAN, an innovative
urbanist practice in Rotterdam that focuses on urban processes;
Vera Tangari, community activist and professor at Universidade Federal
do Rio de Janeiro; Vinayak Bharne, Design Director at Moule &
Polyzoides in Los Angeles, a practice that focuses on transforming the
regulatory frameworks of cities; and Sheela Patel, based in Mumbai and
Chair of Shack/Slum Dwellers International, an international
collaborative that is radically altering informal settlements. Other
speakers represent the cutting edge work done in urbanism by advocacy
and activist groups in New York City, including Christine Gaspar from
the Center for Urban Pedagogy; Paul White from Transportation
Alternatives; Brenda Rosen from Common Ground; and Danya Sherman from
the Friends of the High Line.