KCC to Host a Two-Part Online Series on “The Future of NYC, Post COVID”

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KCC to Host a Two-Part Online Series on “The Future of NYC, Post COVID”

The Future of NYC, PostCovid, Part I: Culture and the Everyday (Zoom Webinar)

Department of History, Philosophy and Political Science, City University of New York Kingsborough

May 26 3 pm

The panel is sponsored by the Department of History, Philosophy, and Political Science at Kingsborough/CUNY as a pilot for our new digital lecture and events program. At CUNY, we are all linked by the city itself and our common mission of teaching, learning and researching in a diverse urban environment. But the recent COVID pandemic has done much to throw the city’s present and future into question, exacerbating existing forms of socioeconomic inequality and greater systemic questions. Featuring experts from the academic and professional worlds, our panel explores many of these issues, including perspectives on how to make the city a more socially inclusive and just place, and is offered as a two part series: The Future of NYC Post COVID, Part I Culture and the Everyday (Spring 2021) and The Future of NYC Post COVID, Part II The City's Economy and Labor Market, Housing, Public Health, and Urban Planning (Fall 2021). The event itself (hosted as zoom webinar) will be a panel of four speakers with very brief talks, featuring a Q & A discussion period moderated by Professors Megan BrandowFaller and Michael Spear.


Passcode: 589052

Michael Barnhart, Professor of Philosophy Kingsborough Community College/ CUNY

Covid 19’s Bioethical Challenges 

Covid 19 has posed its share of bioethical issues. Few of them are new, but some of the more noteworthy include how public health is understood, the limits of private choice, balancing various social needs and public goods, and exacerbation of existing social inequities in medicine, including racism and other forms of discrimination. The talk explores these issues and the prospects for their resolution. 

Sonya Abrego, Visiting Assistant Professor, Fordham University, FIT, and Parsons
Finding Fashion in the PostCovid Future

The pandemic changed global fashion and retail in new and unforeseen ways. It has also shifted how fashion scholars work to understand clothing in and outside of cultural institutions. Will New Yorkers carry pandemic styles into the future or will we see fresh looks and a reevaluation of what it means to get dressed? 

Kristin Perkins, Adult Programs Coordinator at the Millbrook Library

Who Stays and Who Goes? Diversity and Job Loss for Young Professionals 

Alongside widespread job loss, many cultural institutions responded to the economic devastation of the pandemic with terminations, hiring freezes, or budget shifts to part-time or contract labor. While this impacted all cultural workers, many recent graduates and new professionals have been reenvisioning careers and pivoting to other industries. The pandemic has only served to highlight the precarity in arts labor that already existed, but as class vulnerable young professionals leave the arts sector, it’s worth examining who stays, who goes, and how arts advocates and industry workers might mitigate the loss of diversity and support young professionals. 

Speaker/Affiliation TBA

The Virtual Museum? Effects of the Pandemic on Museums and Cultural Institutions in NYC 

The COVID19 pandemic has accelerated and exacerbated a number of existing trends in museums and cultural institutions, especially those whose business model is based on maximizing inperson visitation. This talk will draw from the reopening experience of leading NYC museums and cultural institutions to highlight some of the lasting and universal impacts of the pandemic on the museum and cultural sector in NYC. 


The Future of NYC, PostCovid, Part I: Culture and the Everyday Webinar

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

When: May 26, 2021 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Topic: The Future of NYC, PostCovid, Part I: Culture and the Everyday Webinar

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Wednesday, 26 May, 2021


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