Upcoming Talks

Past Talks

Demo Day 2022

New Museum of Contemporary Art

Demo Day is NEW INC’s annual showcase previewing the exciting creative projects and enterprises developed during the year. Sponsored by Meta Open Arts, this year’s event features twelve presentations from NEW INC’s Year 8 members, and will explore topics ranging from cursed Internet aesthetics and immersive virtual design to community-oriented creative practice and radical collective economics. Now in its eighth year, Demo Day continues its tradition of introducing cutting-edge thinking to an audience of funders, creative directors, curators, and industry leaders. 

May 7, 2022

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Studio Check In

Studio Museum in Harlem

Studio Check In was born out of a desire to tell the stories of the people who work behind the scenes at different arts and cultural institutions. 

In this Studio Check In, Ilk Yasha speaks with Ariana Faye Allensworth, an artist, researcher, and cultural strategist based in New York City. 

April 2022

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How to Lead by Empowering Others with Frances Frei and Lauren Collins. Moderated by Ariana Allensworth.

IDEO U's Creative Confidence Podcast

The most important thing you do as a leader is build others up. Join us for a conversation on human-centered leadership with IDEO’s Lauren Collins and Harvard Business School Professor Frances Frei. We’ll discuss how to level up your leadership practice by honing the skills and mindsets needed to empower your team and organization

Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 12pm ET 

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Artists in Conversation for the Undesign the Redline @ Barnard Symposium

Barnard College

Undesign the Redline @ Barnard is an interactive exhibition that combines history, art, and storytelling with community outreach and collaboration. The Symposium is an opportunity to learn and explore more about the history and legacies of redlining in relation to inequity at a campus, local, and national level, as well as people and projects who are working toward making more inclusive, just, and equitable communities. For the Artists in Conversation panel, three artists (Ariana Allensworth,  Christopher Lopez, and Ayling Zulema Domínguez) present a visual portfolio of their work inspired by redlining histories that engage photography, storytelling techniques, and social history mapping. 

Friday, November 19, 2021 at 3:45pm ET 

Online via Zoom

Radical Mapping: Where Is Home on the Map? Featuring Walis Johnson, Barika Williams, and Ariana Allensworth. Moderated by Dr. Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani.

The Laundromat Project

How have our experiences of our homes and local surroundings been impacted by forces like housing policy, gentrification, and redlining throughout history? Further: how can uncovering these histories lead us to shape positive social change in our communities? This event will bring together artists, storytellers, and housing experts for a rich exploration and small group discussions on the places we call home. 

Friday, April 16, 2021 at 4:30pm ET 

Online via Zoom

Future Memory & Spatial Justice: A Conversation with Ashley Jane Lewis, Ariana Allensworth, & Eric Moed 


NEW INC and Pioneer Works Invite you to a conversation that explores spatial divides throughout time, emerging practices to re-claim dwellings and public areas, and the role of collective imagination in liberation. 

Wednesday, April 14 from 5-6:15pm ET

Online via Zoom

Collaboration and Care in Mapping Displacement 

Barnard College

As part of the Undesign the Redline exhibit at Barnard college, two long-time members of the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project (Terra Graziani and Ariana Faye Allensworth) facilitate a reading group session about the use of media and technology to liberate narratives of displacement, dispossession, and resistance from the forces that flatten them. 

Friday, March 26, 2021 from 1-2:30pm

Online via Zoom

Landlord Tech Roundtable 

Pioneer Works

Moderator and Technology Resident Ariana Faye Allensworth brings together housing activists Erin McElroy and Fabian Rogers to discuss the merging of technology and real estate Industries through what's known as landlord tech or residential property technology.

Saturday, March 20, 2021 from 1-2:30pm EST

Online via Zoom

Disrupting Gentrification in NYC


How has the COVID-19 global pandemic accelerated real estate speculation, predatory landlord practices, and displacement? A panel organized as part of the Imagining De-Gentrified Futures exhibition curated by Betty Yu.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 from 6:30-8pm EST

Online via Zoom

Create Change Artist-in-Residence Final Presentations

The Laundromat Project

Culminating presentations by The LP's 2020 Artists-in-Residence. Throughout the year, each artist has shaped rigorous, collaborative, and dynamic place-based projects.

November 12, 2020 at 6:30pm

Online via Zoom

Shifting Power through Counter-Narratives and Data Justice


Presented in collaboration with e-flux, Ways of Reading is an exploratory day of talks, interventions, and performances featuring a multidisciplinary set of artists and thinkers. The symposium examines how forms of information describe, prescribe, organize, and even misrepresent reality.

February 1, 2020 from 11am-7pm EST

e-flux, New York, NY

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