The Tishman Center Welcomes Three Visiting Scholars


This Spring The Tishman Center will welcome three Visiting Scholars who will conduct research in affiliation with the Center over the course of the coming year. Our Visiting Scholars will work with faculty and students from across the university to complete their research. Students will also be invited to special lunch-and-learn sessions to meet the Visiting Scholars, learn about their current projects, and their careers.Barbara Paca is Curator for Antigua and Barbuda’s inaugural National Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia and Cultural Envoy to Antigua and Barbuda. In January Dr. Paca was awarded an Order of the British Empire from Her Majesty the Queen for her work in Antigua & Barbuda. As a Visiting Scholar, Dr. Paca’s research will focus on the theme of Environmental Justice as a Civil Right. She will link programs of the Biennale exhibit with New School colleagues and students to seminars in Venice during May 21-June 2 and September 1-9. Steve King is an alumnus of the GPIA program and founder of the Barack Obama Green Charter High School in Plainfield, New Jersey. He will be researching sustainability and environmental justice focused service learning curricula, aiming to produce replicable learning outcomes and a framework for a learning community that provides professional development support for educators.  Annie Ducmanis Adams was a founding member and project manager for the Gulf Coast Fund for Community Renewal and Ecological Health, a collaborative fund launched in the wake of Hurricane Katrina by funder networks and foundations engaged in critical environmental justice and civic engagement work that put leaders from frontline communities at the heart of the philanthropic response. She will be advising and assisting the Tishman Center with grant-funded archival-based research into this community-based, bottom-up approach to social change philanthropy which will result in the creation of publicly available resources for grassroots organizations and funders and a symposium on Disaster Relief and Equitable Recovery: Re-Evaluating Aid and Capitalism in an Era of Catastrophic Weather Events.