Where Do We Go From Here: The New School Analyzes the Oil Spill

Deepwater Horizon rig fire, April 22, 2010, photographed by U.S. Coast Guard

In the aftermath of the Gulf oil spill, professionals from various disciplines are coming together to figure out what we can do to recover from this epic, man-made catastrophe. The New School hosts The Oil Spill,, a discussion bringing together faculty from across the university to analyze aspects of the disaster and its impact in the fields of political science, economics, environmentalism, media, ethics, fashion, and art. Organized by the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, The New School for Social Research, and Parsons The New School for Design, The panel discussion will be held on Wednesday, October 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor. This event is free and open to the public.

Moderated by Joel Towers, dean of Parsons The New School for Design, the conversation will feature presentations and discussions by

  • Shana Agid, assistant professor, School of Art, Media, and Technology, Parsons The New School for Design
  • Lopamudra Banerjee, assistant professor of economics, The New School for Social Research
  • Carolyn Berman, chair, Humanities, The New School for General Studies
  • Elizabeth Ellsworth, associate provost for curriculum and learning, The New School
  • Shelley Fox, Donna Karan Professor of Fashion, Parsons The New School for Design
  • Victoria Hattam, professor of political science, The New School for Social Research
  • Jamie Kruse, New School graduate, masters in media studies
  • Dominic Pettman, associate professor, Culture and Media, Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
  • Cameron Tonkinwise, chair, Design Thinking and Sustainability, School of Design Strategies, Parsons The New School for Design
  • Bhawani Venkataraman, associate professor of chemistry, Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts