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The 6th Annual Urban Design Storytelling Symposium: Narrative Change for the Green New Deal

March 8, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

From the graphics of advocacy campaigns to the use of speculative fiction and data visualization in both environmental activism and design practice, multimedia storytelling is a necessary and powerful way to mobilize for a more equitable, decarbonized future. This symposium will convene an interdisciplinary group of change agents — activists, artists, architects, and authors — whose work demonstrates that narrative change is essential to policy change.

Welcome: Kate Orff, Professor and Director, MS AUD Program and Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes CRCL

Introductory Remarks: Cassim Shepard, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia GSAPP, author, founder, S | Q Projects

Molly Crabapple
Artist /writer, animator of A Message from the Future with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Heather McGhee
Author of The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together
Rinku Sen
Executive Director, The Narrative Initiative

Green New Deal Superstudio Presentation

Including work from design studios led by Keller Easterling at Yale School of Architecture, Billy Fleming at the Weitzman School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania, and Janette Kim at California College of the Arts. Moderated by Cassim Shepard.

Narrative Change for the Green New Deal is the 6th Annual Urban Design Storytelling Symposium is organized by the M.S. Architecture and Urban Design Program in partnership with the Green New Deal Superstudio, the Landscape Architecture Foundation, the Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes at Columbia University and the McHarg Center at University of Pennsylvania.


Free and open to the public. Virtual events hosted on Zoom Webinar do not require an account to attend, advanced registrations are encouraged.

GSAPP is committed to providing universal access to all of our virtual events. Please contact Lyla Catellier via email at events@arch.columbia.edu to request accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.


March 8
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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