Water Fight!

May 6, 2011 at 11:00 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Water Fight! Fracking, Food, Art & Economy on May 16th at The New School.

To register for Water Fight! please visit:



Water Week is here!

March 27, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Water Week has arrived!

From March 28th to April 1st, The New School is taking a deeper look at water.

From art installations, tours of underground water ways, international panels, student led activism, movie showings, guest speakers, boat building, musical performances and round table discussions – students and faculty of The New School are sharing knowledge on water related issues, focusing globally and locally.

There are over 20 events planned from Monday to Friday, most of which are open to the public. For a full list of events, visit www.newschool.edu/events/waterweek

No hydrofracking in my backyard, thanks

February 28, 2011 at 1:12 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The search for clean gas alternatives threatens our drinking water supply. Photo: from WGXC Newsroom.

Hydrofracking is a new methodology for getting at natural gas reserves underground. Great! A new source of clean energy!

Actually, it’s not so great. Turns out this way of getting at the natural gas has hugely negative implications on our environment, and our drinking water supply.

During Water Week (March 28th-April 1st at The New School), we’ll be learning a lot about hydrofracking and what it means for our environment and for the affected communities including New York State, and New York City.

To learn more, check out today’s article in the New York Times.

Some ideas on water in the city

February 24, 2011 at 11:36 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Early days of the New York City water system. Photo: liquidinfrastructure.info

On Radiolab. With some amazing stories gathered across the decades. Click here for some educational entertainment.

Water (Dis)courses supports Environmental Studies at TNS

February 15, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Environmental Studies program at The New School has an exciting speaker series this Spring semester. Many of the issues being discussed are related to water, so don’t miss out!

Seven Tuesdays throughout the semester at 6:00pm. See the schedule at http://envirostudies.parsons.edu/

NYC + Water + The New School in the news

February 13, 2011 at 8:06 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Heated negotiations are once again underway between New York City and its upstate neighbors over protecting the City’s watershed. With dozens of other water conflicts brewing, from San Francisco to Dubai to South Africa, it is a good time to glean the unusual and somewhat provocative leadership lessons being learned in New York’s own backyard…

Above is an excerpt from Milano student Eric Martin’s recently published article in Environmental Leader, a prominent daily online publication in sustainability leadership.

Read the whole story here: Adaptive Leadership in the NYC Watershed



Semester Kick Off

February 2, 2011 at 4:53 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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This semester the New School is celebrating Water. Drawing on intellectual, creative strength present throughout The New School, Water (Dis)courses is a collaborative initiative seeking to display the cross-disciplinary work on Water across The New School. Get ready for an exciting series of 5-MINUTE lectures by Professors from Parsons, NSSR, NSGS, Eugene Lang, Milano, and Mannes.

Join us at our Kick-Off Event!

When: Friday February 4thFrom 2:30 to 4:30pm

Where: Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street

Topics include: New School Waterbodies |  Ritual + Weather |   Fracking | Water + Video | Bioscultures/The Art of Water Remediation |  The Student Roof Garden: “Weather Tunnel: Weather Temple” |  Seven Methods of Water Access in Mumbai |  Science, art and environmentalism |  Cholera: A Paradigm for Water Borne Disease |  Shifting from the Sanitary City to the Sustainable City: NYC |  Music from Mannes “Reflections in the Water” |  Building a sponge park at the Brooklyn Navy Yard  |  Venezuela’s Lake Maracaibo: Oil under Water |  Water Harvesting in Rajasthan, India |  Mob Geographies of New York and New Jersey |  Soweto’s Water War

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