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Nonhuman Rights with Steve Wise

Artists Institute - 163 Eldridge Street
7pm, $0

According to the Nonhuman Rights Project, “animal rights” is a contradiction in terms. Humans are the only animals that have rights. All the rest are treated like property; they have limited legal protections, but that doesn’t mean they have rights: you can’t kill a chimpanzee like you can’t steal a car. Attorney Steve Wise, president of the Nonhuman Rights Project, is fighting to have some nonhuman animals legally recognized as “persons,” capable of possessing some of our most basic rights of bodily liberty and integrity Continue Reading »

Saturday, 30 May

The Honorable Julián Castro: IDEAS CITY Keynote

Cooper Union, Foundation Building - 7 East 7 Street, The Great Hall
10 - 11am, $0

Wednesday, 03 June

Sustainable Development Seminar Series: Geoengineering the Earth's Climate
Risks, Opportunities, and Governance Challenges

Columbia University, Lerner Hall - 2920 Broadway, Satow Room
4 - 6pm, $0

Painting and the Legacy of Feminism

Maccarone Gallery - 630 Greenwich Street
7pm, $0/Rsvp

Thursday, 04 June

Beyond Governments: Making Collective Governance Work

Columbia University, Law School - 435 West 116 Street, Jerome Greene Annex
6 - 8pm, $0

The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI), the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will host an evening discussion on the challenges of collective governance, drawing on the experience of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), which is the subject of a new book, Beyond Governments by Eddie Rich and Jonas Moberg Continue Reading »

Achieving a Just Peace In Israel/Palestine: Peter Beinart and Yousef Munayyer

New America - 199 Lafayette Street, Suite 3B
6:30 - 8:15pm, $0

Sunday, 14 June

Mark Rakatansky and Mabel O. Wilson: Monuments, Monumentality, Monumentalization

Dia: Chelsea - 535 West 22 Street, Floor 5
4pm, $10

Mark Rakatansky is a writer and principal of Mark Rakatansky Studio. His designs and writings have appeared inANY, Assemblage, Camerawork, Journal of Philosophy and the Visual Arts, and The Harvard Architecture Review. His work was included in the Gwangju Design Biennale, South Korea (2009), and the Venice Biennale (2001) and has been exhibited at the Yale School of Architecture Gallery, New Haven (2002); The Urban Center, New York (2001); and the School of the Arts and Architecture, University of California at Los Angeles (1998). He teaches at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation; Parsons The New School for Design; and Pratt Institute Continue Reading »

Thursday, 18 June

The Magazine as Medium 3: Dan Fox and Ruth Graham

Cabinet - 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn
7 - 9pm, $0

Why do people write letters to the editor? As one of the only democratic platforms embedded in the magazine, the “letters to the editor” section anticipated the interactive media forums of today by enabling readers to participate in the public sphere—whether through rants, corrections, or expressions of admiration. Historically, this section has also been a place where editors intervened pseudonymously in their own publications, a practice that Dan Fox will discuss in a contemporary context in relation to satire and art magazines, while Ruth Graham will examine high- and lowbrow letters as particular genres and the differences between reading such letters online and in print.  Dan Fox is co-editor of frieze magazine. His writing has appeared in numerous exhibition catalogues, and his book Pretentiousness: Why It Matters will be published by Fitzcarraldo Editions later this year Continue Reading »

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