what’s happening this fall at SDJC, AMT and VLC.

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We were excited to hear that The New School has announced its art and design programming for the Fall 2011 season, which includes exhibitions, events, lecture series and discussions. We’ve got a few highlights for our readers:

U-n-f-o-l-d is a cultural response to climate change, a collaborative exhibition featuring work by artists, musicians, and writers who participated in Cape Farewell expeditions to the High Arctic and Andes to witness the effects of climate change first hand. The exhibition is on view at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center (SDJC) until December 15th, and will be complemented by a series of interesting and innovative events including A Taste of Climate Change: Urban Reforestation in NYC (Nov. 9), a presentation of edible infographics by the performance group a razor, a shiny knife and a preview of a new piece by performance artist Cynthia Hopkins (Dec. 9), amongst many others. A full calendar of events at the university can be found here.

The School of Art, Media and Technology (AMT) at Parsons will explore how representations of science, technology, and social engineering intersect with visual cultural expressions of the African Diaspora through the inaugural Transdisciplinary Seminar on Afrofuturism. Speakers include Julie Mehretu (Oct. 4), Kodwo Eshun (Oct. 25), Mendi + Keith Obadike (Nov. 15), and Nalo Hopkinson (Nov. 29), as well as a number of other notable artists and designers who are part of AMT’s ongoing visiting artist series.

Parsons will present Design and Urban Practice, a series of discussions on grassroots projects that have successfully transformed urban spaces in celebration of its new urban graduate programs. Robert Hammond, executive director of Friends of the High Line, is one of the participants and will be speaking on November 16th.

And finally, the Vera List Center for Art and Politics (VLC) will partner with the Bronx Museum of the Arts to host Beyond the Super Square: On the Corner of Art and Architecture (Oct. 28), a roundtable conversation and reception inaugurating a three-day conference on the influence of modern architecture on contemporary Latin American art.

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