Architecting Community

Architecting Community


Sep 27, 2018 | 6pm

Location: Bronx Documentary Center, St. Mary’s Clubhouse 364 151st Street, Bronx NY 10451

On September 27th New America NYC and the New America Fellows Program invite you to participate in an exploration of how human behavior and urban life interact with and shape each other. In a two-panel, cross-sector dialogue New America National Fellows will be joined in conversation by MacArthur Fellows to consider how race, class, legal status, and other forms of marginalization inform how individuals experience the city—and the city experiences them.

Using locally-rooted stories from the speakers' own distinct fields, the conversation will shine a community-level lens on large-scale issues, observing how changes in design, technology, and law alter how we perceive our rights, define ourselves as neighbors, and seek out lasting change.

Please join us for a unique evening of art, conversation, and community-building at the Bronx Documentary Center to hear an ensemble of trailblazers discuss agency and belonging in the 21st-century city.

This event will also kick-off of the 20th anniversary year of the New America National Fellows Program. 


Reginald Dwayne Betts @dwyanebetts
Author, The Bastards of the Regan Era
Member, Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice
Class of 2017 Emerson Fellow, New America

Dr. Marcia Chatelain @DrMChatelain
Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor
Georgetown University
History and African American Studies
Class of 2017 Eric & Wendy Schmidt Fellow, New America

Nikole Hannah-Jones @nhannahjones
Staff Writer, the New York Times Magazine
Class of 2017 Emerson Fellow, New America
2017 MacArthur Fellow

Sara Hendren @ablerism
Artist, Designer, and Researcher in Residence, Olin College
Principal Investigator, Sketch Model, supported by the Melon Foundation
Class of 2017 Eric & Wendy Schmidt Fellow, New America

Cecilia Muñoz @cecmunoz
Vice President, Policy & Technology; Director, National Network, New America
Former Director, White House Domestic Policy Council, 2012-2017
2000 MacArthur Fellow

Kate Orff @KateOrff
Founder and Principal, SCAPE Landscape Architects
Director, Urban Design Program, Columbia University GSAPP
2017 MacArthur Fellow

Betsy Levy Paluck @betsylevyp
Professor of Psychology and Public Policy, Princeton University
2017 MacArthur Fellow

José A. Quiñonez @JQ_MAF
Founder and CEO, Mission Asset Fund
2016 MacArthur Fellow

Additional speakers to be confirmed.

Architecting Community: A Conversation with New America National Fellows and MacArthur Fellows
Thursday, September 27, 2018
6:00 PM Reception
6:30 PM Panel One
7:30 PM Panel Two

Join the conversation online by using #ArchitectingCommunity and #20Years200Fellows and by following @NAFellows@NewAmericaNYC and @macfound.

This event is presented in partnership with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation