Monday, April 6 6:30pm-8:00pm
The Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts
Gallatin School of Individualized Study
1 Washington Place at Broadway
Between 1994 and 2002, Bogotá, Colombia, was the site of a grand social experiment in activating urban residents’ capacity for cooperation and management. Through a fusion of art, pedagogy, and public policy, then-Mayor Antanas Mockus, a mathematician and philosopher who was formerly a professor and provost at the National University of Colombia, inspired Bogotá citizens to work together in devising and applying solutions to the city’s most pressing problems.
This playful style of governance animated what Mockus has called “Citizenship Culture,” or the promotion of citizenship that harmonizes legal, moral, and social norms with a collective desire to preserve the well-being of fellow citizens. “Citizenship Culture” has now been introduced to cities around the world.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information and to RSVP visit the events page at NYU Gallatin or Urban Democracy Lab.