New York

URBAN’s New York City Node is centered at the Public Science Project (PSP), located at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Having conducted and supported participatory action research (PAR) for over a decade, PSP collaborates with academics, community organizations, schools, prisons, and public institutions to design, conduct, and support participatory research and practice aimed at interrupting injustice. As part of the effort to create spaces for scholars and community activists to meet and work together, PSP organizes monthly community lunches and hosts Critical Participatory Action Research- Summer Institutes and conferences.

The Public Science Project
365 Fifth Avenue, Room 6203.15
New York, NY 10016
Tel. 212.817.1900
Fax. 212.817.1564
Email the NYC Node here.


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  • 2015 Critical PAR Institutes

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