Welcome to There or Square, the New School Free Press’ weekly post that delivers the low-down on the most time-worthy and can’t-miss events of the upcoming week.


Brooklyn Poetry Slam

Monday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m.

BRIC’s monthly series brings slam poets from Brooklyn to compete. The event, hosted by Mahogany L Browne and DJ Jive Poetic, is followed by an open mic. Free.

647 Fulton St., Brooklyn



Poetry Book Swap with the Academy of American Poets

Tuesday, Nov. 7 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

If you’ve already read every poetry collection you own a dozen times over, stop by the Housing Works bookstore to exchange your collection with fellow fans. The Academy of American Poets will also be giving out brand-new titles and award-winning collections. $5 suggested donation.

126 Crosby St.



Double Take 23

Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Albert Mobilio, assistant professor of literary studies at Lang, organizes the Double Take series at Apexart. The series “asks poets, novelists, editors, and artists to trade takes on shared experiences.” Double Take 23 will feature Wendy Xu, Jonathan Larson, Phillip B. Williams, Leopoldine Core, and others. Free.

291 Church St.



Laughter in the City

Thursday, Nov. 9 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

As part of the New York Comedy Festival, comedy non-profit NYLaughs presents a free comedy show at the New York Public Library. The event is headlined by three-time Emmy winning Ben Bailey of “Cash Cab.” Anthony DeVito, Charlie Pickering, Erin Jackson and Harrison Greenbaum will also perform. The event is free and seating is first come, first served.

18 W 53rd St.



PhotoFeast 2017 Fall Pin-Up!

Friday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m.

Attend PhotoFeast to view photography from students throughout the city. Students from The New School can showcase their work alongside peers from Cooper Union, FIT, Pratt, SVA and other New York City universities. Reserve a spot online to showcase your work or attend the event to view photos by peers. Free.

3rd Floor, 66 5th Ave.



The People’s Disruption: Platform Co-ops for Global Challenges

Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10 and 11 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

This third annual event will “zero in on ways that platform cooperatives can help to address some of the world’s most urgent challenges.” The event will include lectures, research presentations and panels on topics like “Next Tech: AI and Big Data” and “Next Labor: Designing Platform Cooperatives in a Worker-Centered Way.” Free for New School students.

66 W 12th St.



Radical Edits: Reassessing Cultural Narratives

Sunday, Nov. 12 at 3 p.m.

MoMA PS1’s Sunday Sessions invites artists, curators and performers to share work that “can push us to engage with our contemporary world in creative, illuminating ways.” This Sunday’s program will feature Alexandra Bell, Sable Elyse Smith, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, D0UZE, and Devin N. Morris. The featured guests create work that “counters racist narratives and foregrounds a reassessment of our collective cultural memory.” $15.

22-25 Jackson Ave., Queens

Illustration by Ashlie Juarbe


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