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PANEL DISCUSSION | WOCHENKLAUSUR FEATURES
CENTER FOR URBAN PEDAGOGY
MONDAY, JUL 23, 07:00 PM
WochenKlausur Features, New York (USA), a project by Vienna-based group WochenKlausur, who are part of the Austrian Cultural Forum's tenth anniversary exhibition, OUR HAUS, focuses on contemporary positions and practices on the topic of housing and public space.
For the duration of the exhibition (which runs through August 26), nine New York-based organizations, associations, interest groups, and activists who deal with issues of housing and the urban built environment were chosen to use the ACFNY Gallery space for one week each. From July 23 to July 29, the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) will be the WochenKlausur "NPO-in-residence" at the ACFNY.
This past spring, the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), together with The Resilience Project (RAP), teaching artist Douglas Paulson, and students from all over New York City investigated the high school application process. With interviews, adventures, and a small time machine, they illuminated this daunting but mandatory milestone, and made a website to help break it down to middle school students, parents, and guidance counselors. Welcome to "Old School New School."
Please join us for the first-ever presentation of this project. The group will present videos and photographs from their interviews and field research. Audience members will learn how the high school application process works in New York City and will get to take part in a student-moderated question and answer session with the crew.
The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is a nonprofit organization that uses the power of design and art to improve civic engagement. CUP collaborates with designers, educators, advocates, students, and communities to make educational tools that demystify complex policy and planning issues
The Resilience Advocacy Project (RAP) develops and implements innovative individual and system-level advocacy models that build resilience – the ability to bounce back from adversity – in low-income children and youth.