Call for participants for Beyond Resilience: Actions for a Just Metropolis — 2013 Conference

January 8th, 2013

Email This Blog Post Email This Blog Post Filed under: New Village Commons— Lynne Elizabeth @ 11:40 am

Planners Network, Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility, and New Village Press will be cohosting a 2013 conference—Beyond Resilience: Actions for a Just Metropolis. The conference will be held June 6-8, in New York City. We welcome presentation proposals!

Questions arise: how can activists, academics, and professionals promote alternative, more sustainable, and just ways of preserving and developing the metropolis? What lessons have been learned? What role can progressive planners play?

We invite proposals for community-based workshops, discussions, speakers, and plenaries. Preferred topics include: socially just disaster preparedness and response; environmental justice; cross-sector alliances and organizing; meaningful and equitable employment; climate change; racial, class, and gender justice in planning and zoning policies; waterfront planning; housing justice including affordable housing and quality public housing; gentrification and displacement; redefining/reexamining urban security; transportation justice; water security; and food security.

Please be as specific as possible about who will participate in your proposed session, panel, or workshop and what you expect to accomplish. Limit your submission to 250 words and attach as a separate word document. Include “2013 Conference” in the subject line of the e-mail and send to:

To learn more about this year’s conference and past conferences, visit A Just Metropolis.

Haystack Summer 2013 Conference

January 8th, 2013

Email This Blog Post Email This Blog Post Filed under: New Village Commons— Lynne Elizabeth @ 11:20 am

Our author Lily Yeh will be attending and conducting workshops at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts’ Summer 2013 Conference: Crossover-Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Work. The conference will be held July 7-11 of this year.

Haystack is an international craft school located in Deer Isle, Maine. The school offers intensive studio-based workshops in a variety of craft media including clay, glass, metals, paper, blacksmithing, weaving, woodworking and more. Programs range from short workshops to two-week sessions and anyone may participate, from beginners to advanced professionals.

Lily Yeh’s discussion session, Community Building through Creative Envisioning and Action, will give participants an opportunity to experience her methodology—getting to know one another through a unique series of experiences that build connectedness using individual and collective voices, and multiple modes of expression. These sessions will be hands-on, experimental, and participatory, helping participants to create a new, open space into which they can enter on equal footing, find their own expressions, and figure out innovative ways to work together.

Please visit Haystack’s website for more information on the other attendees and to register for the conference.

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