symposium archive


How we got here: Flooding in context

Virtual panel held October 19th 2022. Talks by Andra Garner (Rowan University), Dean Chahim (UT El Paso). Moderated by Tega Brain.

Design, Data and Decision-making

Virtual panel held October 26th, 2022. Talks by Joe Shuttleworth (ARUP), Gwen Ottinger (Drexel), Pablo Herreros (Urban Systems Lab, New School). Moderated by Elizabeth Henaff.

Sensing as Community

Virtual panel held November 2nd, 2022. Talks by Cana Uluak Itchuaqiyaq (Virginia Tech), Luz Guel (Mount Sinai) and Hamid Norouzi (CUNY). Moderated by Kendra Krueger.


Chahim, Dean. “Governing beyond capacity: Engineering, banality, and the calibration of disaster in Mexico City.” American Ethnologist 49, no. 1 (2022): 20-34.

Climate Action Lab, “A People’s Climate Plan for New York City?”, March 2019.

Halpern, Orit, Robert Mitchell, and Bernard Dionysius Geoghegan. “The smartness mandate: Notes toward a critique.Grey Room 68 (2017): 106-129.

Garner, Andra J., Michael E. Mann, Kerry A. Emanuel, Robert E. Kopp, Ning Lin, Richard B. Alley, Benjamin P. Horton, Robert M. DeConto, Jeffrey P. Donnelly, and David Pollard. “Impact of climate change on New York City’s coastal flood hazard: Increasing flood heights from the preindustrial to 2300 CE.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114, no. 45 (2017): 11861-11866.

Mahtani, Nashin. “Impressions of Disaster.” Eflux Architecture August, 2017.

Ottinger, Gwen. “Epistemic fencelines: air monitoring instruments and expert-resident boundaries.” Spontaneous generations: A journal for the history and philosophy of science 3, no. 1 (2009): 55-67. 

Ottinger, Gwen. “Buckets of resistance: Standards and the effectiveness of citizen science.” Science, Technology, & Human Values 35, no. 2 (2010): 244-270.

Itchuaqiyaq, Cana Uluak, and Breeanne Matheson. “Decolonizing decoloniality: Considering the (mis) use of decolonial frameworks in TPC scholarship.Communication Design Quarterly Review 9, no. 1 (2021): 20-31.

Herreros-Cantis, Pablo, and Timon McPhearson. “Mapping supply of and demand for ecosystem services to assess environmental justice in New York City.” Ecological Applications 31, no. 6 (2021).

Guel, Luz, and Dawn Roberts-Semple. “Call for Special Issue Papers: Liberation Science: Using Liberation Pedagogies and Knowledge Systems to Build Communities of Resistance to Address Environmental and Climate Injustices: Deadline for Manuscript Submission: December 31, 2022.” Environmental Justice 15, no. 2 (2022): 121-123.

AghaKouchak, Amir, Ali Mirchi, Kaveh Madani, Giuliano Di Baldassarre, Ali Nazemi, Aneseh Alborzi, Hassan Anjileli et al. “Anthropogenic drought: Definition, challenges, and opportunities.” (2021): e2019RG000683.

Khawarzad, Aurash. “Art+ Design in Community-Based Planning: Interventions for a Broken System.” In Justice in Climate Action Planning, pp. 179-193. Springer, Cham, 2022.

Prefer, Marisa. “Breathing Room.CSPA Quarterly 6 (2011): 6-9