Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Lower Gallery, Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street

Thus far, the conversation surrounding the Green New Deal has focused on some combination of political and organizing strategy, science and technology policy, macroeconomic theory, and the built environment. Little, if any, attention has been paid to role of social infrastructure and the maintenance of spatial knowledge in the broader agenda of Green New Dealers. Shannon Mattern will join The McHarg Center on January 23rd to present a lecture on this topic, "Programming Care: Social Infrastructures in the Green New Deal."

Shannon Mattern is a Professor of Anthropology at The New School for Social Research. Her writing and teaching focus on archives, libraries, and other media spaces; media infrastructures; spatial epistemologies; and mediated sensation and exhibition. She is the author of The New Downtown Library: Designing with Communities, Deep Mapping the Media City, and Code and Clay, Data and Dirt: Five Thousand Years of Urban Media, all published by University of Minnesota Press. In addition to writing dozens of articles and book chapters, she also contributes a regular long-form column about urban data and mediated infrastructures to Places, a journal focusing on architecture, urbanism, and landscape, and she collaborates on public design and interactive projects and exhibitions. You can find her at

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