How We Live: The Future of Urbanity, Affordability, and Mobility in the Modern Metropolis
Where: Deutsches Haus at NYU
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Deutsches Haus at NYU presents “How We Live: The Future of Urbanity, Affordability, and Mobility in the Modern Metropolis,” and a conversation among Christina Horsten and Felix Zeltner, the authors of “Stadtnomaden;” Sophie Gonick, Assistant Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at NYU; urban anthropologist Libertad O. Guerra; and Michelle Young, founder of Untapped Cities, about the future of living in cities like New York and Berlin, tackling the looming questions of affordability, gentrification, and neighborhood revitalization.
About the book: “Stadtnomaden” (“New York Nomads”):
Leaving your comfort zone. Ridding yourself of dead weight. Re-discovering the center of your life—with a small child and two jobs in New York City, one of the most expensive cities in the world. At first, it’s just an adventurous idea. But then it turns into the adventure of a lifetime: Christina Horsten and Felix Zeltner decide to risk a housing experiment and move to a different apartment in a different neighborhood each month over the course of one year—and in doing so, they get to know both New York and their own life from a completely new side.
About the participants:
Sophie L. Gonick is Assistant Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at NYU with an emphasis on Global Urban Humanities. A scholar of urban planning and history, poverty, and race and gender, Gonick was educated at Harvard and the University of California, Berkeley, where she earned both a Master’s in City Planning (2010) and a Ph.D. (2015). Before joining SCA, she was an Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow at NYU’s Center for European and Mediterranean Studies.
Christina Horsten was born in New York and moved back there in 2012 to work as a correspondent for the German News Agency DPA. She grew up in Bonn, Prague, and Berlin, where she received her PhD from the Freie Universität.
Felix Zeltner is an award-winning journalist. As co-founder of the New York and Berlin-based company Work Awesome, he organizes conferences and workshops on the future of work all around the world. He was born and raised in Nuremberg and attended the German Journalism School in Munich.
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“How We Live: The Future of Urbanity, Affordability, and Mobility in the Modern Metropolis” is funded by the DAAD from funds of the German Federal Foreign Office (AA).Buy tickets/get more info now