A conversation on race and climate change

A panel discusses race, sustainability, and the intersection of the two.

June 19, 2019

Recorded on April 2, 2019.

Artist Torkwase Dyson, the Spring 2019 Robert Gwathmey Chair in Architecture and Art at The Cooper Union, and writer Françoise Vergès speak about their work, which touches on race, sustainability, and access to equitable space.

After their lectures (see below), Torkwase Dyson and Françoise Vergès sit down for a discussion moderated by writer and curator Omar Berrada and Huff + Gooden Architects principal Mario Gooden.


The architectural response

Designers discuss options for rethinking urban ground transportation on a warming planet.

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Second Life: A Manifesto for a New Environmentalism

Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger argue that a particular strain of “bright green” thinking that promotes sustained government investment in research and innovation will move us past our current environmental challenges

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