18 October 2019
On Sunday, November 17, 2019, from 10:00am–6:00pm at the Queens Museum, “The Green New Deal: A Public Assembly” will gather a wide array of advocates, organizers, and elected officials to explore the GND’s relationship to society, policy, and the built environment.
Climate change is a crisis of unevenly experienced and systemic injustices that asks hard questions of scholars, practitioners, and community members alike. The Green New Deal—most famously as drafted in US H. Res. 109 and S. Res. 59, but echoed by elected officials and activists around the world—addresses these questions head-on, linking equity, the environment, and the economy to the transformations necessitated by the climate crisis.
“The Green New Deal: A Public Assembly” will focus on modeling democratic debates that seriously consider the ambitions and challenges of the GND by thinking systemically and across scales. The public event includes morning workshops and an afternoon series of discussions to encourage exchange among invited guests representing a range of disciplines as well as the general public. A detailed schedule and list of participants will be regularly updated on Eventbrite.
Located at the Queens Museum—home of the Panorama of the City of New York and in the heart of the nation’s most diverse borough—“The Green New Deal: A Public Assembly” is taking place within US Congressional District NY 14, jurisdiction of the GND Resolution’s sponsor Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The event is organized by the Queens Museum, the American Institute of Architects New York (AIA New York), The Architecture Lobby, Francisco J. Casablanca (¿Quién Nos Representa?), and Gabriel Hernández Solano (GND Organizer), together with the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University.
At the Buell Center, “The Green New Deal: A Public Assembly” forms part of the project “Power: Infrastructure in America,” within which the Center is organizing a series of research, curricular, and programming initiatives to consider the social, technical, and political contours of the ambitious—but still largely undefined—proposal.
Spanish interpretation services will be provided for the afternoon assembly, beginning at 1:00pm. The Queens Museum strives to be accessible to all visitors. For more information regarding access, and to make any requests, please see the Queens Museum website.