Urban Studies Program Events
Insights into Race, Space and Urban Schools with School Colors
Join us Tuesday, February 16th, from 4:30-6:30 for a discussion followed by a Q&A.
Barnard’s Education and Urban Studies Programs, the Center for Engaged Pedagogy, and the students in Race, Space, and Urban Schools invite you to Insights into Race, Space and Urban Schools with School Colors, a panel discussion featuring the hosts of the School Colors podcast, Mark Winston Griffith and Max Freedman in conversation with New York Times reporter Juliana Kim (‘20), fifth-grader teacher Carmen Romero (‘13), and Race Through Education podcast host Fawziah Qadir. The panelists will examine how race, class, and power shape New York City schools and discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on educators, children, and families. Join us on Tuesday, February 16th, from 4:30-6:30 for a discussion followed by a Q&A.
Virtual UrbanEx: Beijing and San Antonio
Monday, February 15th, 7-8 PM Eastern
Come explore with us! We will be joining two Urban Studies students for guided tours of neighborhood change in Beijing and San Antonio. Yixuan Chen will introduce us to Beijing's hutongs, historic alleyway neighborhoods located in the very center of China's capital; and Clay Anderson will guide us through the Pearl Brewery, a recent site of urban redevelopment and adaptive reuse on the outskirts of San Antonio. Both places raise questions of historic preservation, gentrification, and socio-spatial exclusion. We look forward to an engaging conversation about the intersection between community and real estate in the transformation of cities from two very different parts of the world. Zoom: https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/j/94472435105
Urban Studies @ MoMA
Join us for a community outing to the museum, separately but together. We encourage those of you in New York to take a trip to MoMA and take in a groundbreaking exhibition that asks:
How does race structure America’s cities? MoMA’s first exhibition to explore the relationship between architecture and the spaces of African American and African diaspora communities, Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America presents 10 newly commissioned works by architects, designers, and artists, known as the Black Reconstruction Collective, that explore ways in which histories can be made visible and equity can be built.
Between February 20- April 5, meet fellow urban studies folkx at MoMA to explore the exhibition, talk about it and engage with the ideas presented.
We will host a special event to discuss the themes of the exhibit and connect with The Undesign the Redline @ Barnard project in late March or early April. If you would like to help plan the event, please contact Prof Mary Rocco at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Columbia and Barnard students enjoy free access to MoMA with their student IDs. No need to make a reservation, simply show your school ID to the Ticketing Desk and receive your free ticket. Please be aware social distancing and masks are required at all times in the museum.
Tuesday March 16 at 6:15 p.m. EDT.
Please see poster here for details.
Please RSVP here to receive the Zoom link.
Please join us for our Fall 2021 informational meeting, where we will give a general overview of the
courses being offered next Fall, answer questions about our curricular requirements, and discuss the unique opportunities that the Barnard Columbia Urban Studies program has to offer.
All Urban Studies majors, faculty members, and prospective students are invited to attend.
Please check back for details.