Kallipoliti at Design Against Denial

April 8, 2017 @ The City University of New York

Kallipoliti Moderating at Design Against Denial Symposium

Assistant Professor Lydia Kallipoliti is moderator of a panel at Design Against Denial: Tactics to Build Resistance and Recover Knowledge as Empowerment. The symposium will tackle questions of post-truth and denial of scientific evidence in relation to the alarming climatic dilemmas facing our earth. The significance of atmospheric carbon quantification and climate studies, calculations of energy and agricultural resource availability, and economic and demographic statistics are routinely disputed by political leaders and everyday citizens in support of their personal narratives empowering a denial of uncomfortable truths.

The symposium, organized by the Master of Architecture program at the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture,  will take place from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Sciame Auditorium at the City University of New York.

“Design Against Denial aims to be a countervailing force for open discussion and a mechanism to promote tactics to resist the increasingly binary thinking behind polarizing rhetoric. The symposium will present ideas for resistance in both the virtual and physical realms. Each session, morning and afternoon, will be opened with presentations by researchers and designers working to communicate science, environment, and design thinking to a wide audience. The four talks will be followed by a moderated panel discussion of emerging technologies and opportunities for the invention and presentation of vivid real and fake futures that can speak convincingly across the language barrier that divides those who believe in socioenvironmental outcomes modeled on probabilities grounded in digital data collection and analytics—and those who do not.”

For more information on the symposium, please visit the following link: Design Against Denial Symposium


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