10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
When we talk about community-university collaborations, some powerful words are ill-defined; other critical words are conspicuously absent. How can wrestling with these words affect our practice?
This one-day event focuses on developing critical conversations around “civic engagement” and the pedagogy and politics of teaching “with communities.” The day’s conversations will foster challenging collisions between different understandings of six crucial keywords—community + collaboration; politics + citizenship; and representation + human—as we consider even the most seemingly familiar terms and concepts from new perspectives and begin to build a more nuanced way of working with people.
The event grows out of a three-year research and curriculum development project on innovative pedagogical approaches to teaching in and with communities that foreground the impacts of relationships of power that frequently determine these projects, but are not often addressed.
Session 1: Community & Collaboration
Two words that are often at the heart of partner-based projects but often lack definition.
Session 2 : Representation & Human, Politics & Citizenship
Four critical words and concepts that often shape the landscape of design, social and political change, and education, both in their presence or absence
Facilitated by Deva Woodly, The New School for Social ResearchSponsored by The New School University Civic Engagement Committee and co-organized by: Shana Agid, Parsons The New School for Design; and Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani, Eugene Lang The New School for Liberal Arts + Buscada
Working with People: Pedagogical Tools for Engaging Issues of Power and Difference in Community-University Courses and Partnerships
Thursday, April 12, 12:30-2:00 p.m., 66 West 12th St., room 801
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor