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Welcome to NYC School of Data — a community conference that demystifies the policies and practices around civic data, technology, and service design. This year’s conference concludes NYC’s annual Open Data Week & features 60+ sessions organized by NYC’s civic technology, data, and design community! Our conversations & workshops will feed your mind and empower you to improve your neighborhood. Follow the conversation #nycSOdata on twitter and tune into our live stream (provided by the Internet Society New York Chapter).

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Saturday, March 7 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Inequities in public space

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New York's public spaces are increasingly privatized and policed. As a result, people experiencing homelessness are often removed from public view and excluded from participating in acts of everyday life that most of us take for granted. Inviting the most frequent users of public space into the process to envision an alternative, inclusive, future shouldn't be a radical act. Yet it is.

Madison, Margaret, Nikita, and Eric will share their approaches to participatory research and design, and talk about the work they conducted as a part of a partnership between the Urban Design Forum and Picture the Homeless, a grassroots advocacy organization run by people currently and formerly experiencing homelessness.

Speakers
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Madison Loew

Forefront Fellow, Urban Design Forum
Trained as a service designer with a community impact lens, Madison has leveraged the design process in community wealth building projects at a state, city, and community level. Madison is passionate about redesigning systems and services to drive equitable outcomes. Madison holds... Read More →
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Nikita Price

Civil Rights organizer, Picture the Homeless
Nikita Price is the Civil Rights organizer at Picture the Homeless, New York City's only homeless-led social justice organization. While navigating the NYC shelter system, Nikita joined Picture the Homeless in 2006, he (volunteered) as a member for over a year, and was later hired... Read More →
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Margaret Jankowsky

Forefront Fellow, Urban Design Forum
Margaret was one of the Urban Design Forum’s 2018 Forefront Fellows, where her collaborative work on researching homelessness in New York City led to a proposal to create a citywide Office of the Public Realm. She is currently the Director of Development at Field Operations, where... Read More →
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Eric Goldfischer

PhD Candidate, University of Minnesota
Eric Goldfischer is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Geography, Environment and Society at the University of Minnesota. His research examines his dissertation examines the politics of visuality and homelessness in NYC’s urban ecological projects, such as the High Line and the... Read More →


Saturday March 7, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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