1. Christine Gaspar, Center for Urban Pedagogy


    from Taubman College / Added

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    Christine Gaspar is Executive Director of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), a New York-based nonprofit whose mission is to use art and design to improve public participation in shaping the built environment. She partners with designers and community organizations to create visually-based educational tools that help demystify complex issues from zoning law to sewage infrastructure. The projects are designed with and for advocacy organizations to help increase their capacity to mobilize their constituents on important urban issues. CUP's print, audio, video, and media projects, along with tactile interactive workshop tools, are in use by dozens of community organizers and tens of thousands of individuals in New York City and beyond. The projects have been featured in art and design contexts such as the Cooper-Hewitt Museum's National Design Triennial, PS-1, the New Museum, and the Venice Biennale, and awarded such honors as a 2012 Curry Stone Design Prize and a 2011 Rockefeller Foundation NYC Cultural Innovation Fund Award. Christine has over ten years of experience in community design. Prior to joining CUP, she was Assistant Director of the Gulf Coast Community Design Studio in Biloxi, Mississippi, where she provided architectural design and city planning services to low-income communities recovering from Hurricane Katrina. She holds Masters in Architecture and in City Planning from MIT, and a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University. She is currently teaching in the Design & Urban Ecologies program at Parsons The New School for Design.

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    • Making Space to Engage


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      Making Space is a 2-day symposium held at PennDesign in Philadelphia that curates an interchange between these expanded practices in order to frame new agendas; articulate new strategies; establish new priorities; and orient new connectivities capable of generating new, catalytic platforms for design. Participants Include: Bill Adair Lloyd Alter Sierra Bainbridge David Belt Jared Della Valle Maurice Cox Dan D’Oca David Fano Christine Gaspar Ray Gastil Ryan Gravel Toni Griffin Anne Guiney Jamer Hunt Rory Hyde Jonathan Jackson Mitchell Joachim Aaron Levy Diana Lind Tim Love Christopher Marcinkoski John McMorrough Matthew Passmore Cliff Pearson John Peterson Brian Phillips Damon Rich Inga Saffron Abigail Smith For more information: http://www.imakespace.org

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      • Socio-Political Maps: A Participatory Public Discourse on the City


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        On Monday, February 27th, Van Alen Institute and the Austrian Cultural Forum convened a round table discussion on the questions of urban mappings and participatory public discourse on the city. Using Sophie Hochhäusl’s book Otto Neurath – City Planning: Proposing a Socio-Political Map for Modern Urbanism as a departure point, panelists Christine Gaspar, Sophie Hochhäusl, Prem Krishnamurthy, Bart Lootsma, William Menking, Nader Vossoughian and moderator Olympia Kazi discussed the state of socio-political mapping in architecture and urbanism historically and today.

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        • Art, Social Change & Engaging Immigrant Communities


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          Art, Social Change & Engaging Immigrant Communities Thursday, October 14, 2010 Location: Teatro Latea, Clemente Soto Vélez Center, 107 Suffolk Street, Suite 200, Manhattan Art, Social Change & Engaging Immigrant Communities was produced by NYFA’s Immigrant Artist Project (IAP) and co-presented with the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center and The Opportunity Agenda. This panel sought common ground among voices that weave together art and social change strategies in their engagement with immigrant communities. At that intersection, we brought together dynamic figures from the fields of art and culture, social justice, human rights, and grantmaking to discuss how they connect, support, and collaborate. The panelists were Heidi Boisvert, Multi-Media Manager, Breakthrough; Christine Gaspar, Executive Director, Center for Urban Pedagogy with collaborator Sean Basinski, Director, Street Vendor Project; Carlos A. Martinez, Colombian-born Artist and Activist; and Iris Morales, Executive Director, Union Square Awards. This program was the second in the 2010 IAP fall series of Cultural Community Events for Immigrant Artists.

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