Open House Lecture: Nikil Saval, “A Rage in Harlem”

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The GSD is pleased to present a series of talks and webinars broadcast to our audiences via Zoom.

*This lecture will be ONLINE ONLY. For security reasons, virtual attendees must register. Scroll down to find complete instructions for how to register.

Event Description

This talk will consider the moment when June Jordan and Buckminster Fuller attempted to reimagine Harlem in the wake of the 1964 riots, considered against a larger context of experiments in social housing, environmental planning, urban rebellion, and Afro-futurism. 


Nikil Saval is an editor, writer, and community organizer. He was co-editor of n+1 and a contributing writer for the New Yorker, and is a frequent writer for the New York Times, covering architecture, urbanism, and design. He is the author of Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace (Doubleday, 2014), and he is currently working on a book titled Everything is Architecture, a study of the politics of industrial design. He co-founded Reclaim Philadelphia, a progressive organization, and is the Democratic nominee for State Senate in the First Senate District in Pennsylvania. He has a B.A. from Columbia University, and a PhD from Stanford University, both in English Literature. 

Follow Nikil Saval on Twitter and Instagram.

How to Join

Register to attend the lecture here. Once you have registered, you will be provided with a link to join the lecture via Zoom. This link will also be emailed to you.

The event will also be live streamed to the GSD's YouTube page. Only viewers who are attending the lecture via Zoom will be able to submit questions for the Q+A. If you would like to submit questions for the speaker in advance of the event, please click here.

Live captioning will be provided during this event. A transcript will be available roughly two weeks after the event, upon request.

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