Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 1:15 pm

Author Presentations


The Chasm and the Prism: Deploying Magic Strategies in the Sorted-Out City

June 9, New Haven: Along with colleagues Molly Rose Kaufman and Aubrey Murdock, author Mindy Thompson Fullilove, MD, will examine urban divides caused by serial forced displacement and discuss ways to help restore the urban ecosystem. Free public event at International Festival of Art and Ideas; Yale University Art Gallery.



Sabra Moore to present to the Literary Society of Taos

June 15, Taos: Author, activist, and artist Sabra Moore will read selections from Openings: A Memoir from the Women’s Art Movement, New York City 1970-1992, at SOMOS, The Literary Society of Taos, an organization that encourages the literary arts “because words can change worlds.”

Moore’s intricate memoir chronicles her interactions with other women artists to create politically and personally meaningful artworks, exhibitions, and protests in response to war, government corruption, and racial tensions.
The issues in my book—visibility of women artists, equity, reproductive rights, the need for
multiple voices—continue to reverberate and are once again current. These issues haven’t gone away. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ~Sabra Moore


Upcoming Book Release and Launch Event

Releasing in June! Conversations with Diego Rivera: The Monster in his Labyrinth

Diego Rivera CoverA year of weekly interviews, 1949-1950 by Alfredo Cardona-Peña.

For the first time, this extraordinary and rare exchange has been translated into English. These weekly intimate Sunday dialogues with what is surely the most influential Mexican artist of the twentieth century depict the free-flowing mind of a man who was a legend in his own time. In his San Angelín studio, Diego Rivera discloses his feelings about the elitist aspect of paintings in museums, his motivations to create public art for the people, and his memorable, unedited expositions on the art, culture, and politics of Mexico.

Darkness and lightning bolts inhabited [Rivera’s] soul, larger than life passion, thick as jungle vines, tenderness, unconformities and revelations.
~ Alfredo Cardona-Peña, 1949


Una Tertulia in Dallas on July 9

Teatro Dallas and New Village Press are cohosting a unique cultural event at The Wild Detectives Bookstore & Bar in Dallas for the launch of Conversations with Diego Rivera: The Monster in His Labyrinth. The evening will feature dramatic readings from the book by Teatro Dallas actors Omar Padilla and Armando Monsivais, followed by a moderated discussion with the late author’s daughter Cora Cardona and granddaughter Sara Cardona, with input from award-winning writer Ben Fountain and New Village Press director Lynne Elizabeth
The Wild Detectives will be mixing a special ¡Órale Diego! cocktail, and the Tertulia will also feature Mexican music from Diego Rivera’s era. Program: 7:30–9:00 pm. Free and open to the public.


New Village Press Book Tables

Left Forum

June 1-3, New York City: New Village Press exhibited at the Left Forum together with Urban Research Books, founded by Michael Sorkin. Author Tom Angotti (center), coauthor of Service-Learning in Design and Planning and coeditor of Zoned Out!, signed books at our table.

Association for Community Design

June 8–9, Baltimore: New Village looks forward to showcasing books at the Association for Community Design Conference in Reverberations, which aims to examine “the roots and relevance of community design” as well as ways to break down the structures that facilitate inequality.

Mindy Fullilove and Sabra Moore in the Media

Climate Change Workshop


Mindy Thompson Fullilove discussed the effect of climate change on community health on May 11, 2018. The Franklin Institute’s Climate & Urban Systems Partnership (CUSP) co-hosted the workshop with The Delaware Estuary Partnership in order to promote awareness in the Philadelphia community about climate change and its impact.

There is no “their,” no “them.” Ecosystems include everybody and everything.

~ Mindy Fullilove

Disrupting the Ecology of Inequality

The New School faculty interviewed Professor Mindy Fullilove about her views on our society and the importance of history in carving out our future. With questions discussing urban renewal and the upcoming 400th anniversary of slavery, Professor Fullilove provides guidelines on how to be involved in changing the current social climate.

When you read the history there’s plenty of data on inequality and then you can see how it carries forward now… We actually haven’t gotten rid of inequality even if Black people don’t have to sit at the back of the bus.~ Mindy Fullilove

Orange City Council Commendation

Mindy received an award from the Orange City Council in honor of Women’s History Month and the publication of the second edition of Homeboy Came to Orange: A Story of People’s Power, which she co-authored with her father, Ernest Thompson.

Main Streets: A Public Space

In the current issue, No. 26, of A Public Space, Mindy Fullilove, urban psychiatrist and author of Urban Alchemy and Root Shock, discusses her study of main streets and their importance to mental health and happiness.


The Courage of Women Artists

Margaret Randall, in a new review of Ninth Street Woman by Mary Gabriel for The Women’s Review of Books, notes the importance of women artists and their role in society. Randall compares Gabriel’s set of biographies to Sabra Moore’s Openings: A Memoir from the Women’s Art Movement, New York City 1970–1992, and recommends reading both books to gain an understanding of the brave pathways women artists have made in the United States.






Looking Ahead

ioby Summer Party


June 27, Brooklyn: ioby will host a summer party and fundraiser to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their work in making environmentally sustainable communities. Mindy Fullilove, an early ioby project leader, will be honored for her work along with contemporaries Eric Eddings and Laura Hansen.

International Big History Association Conference

July 26–29, Villanova, PA: The International Big History Association strives to understand the interconnectedness of humanity and the earth. T

his fourth biennial conference will present on the theme: “Big History, Big Future: A Cosmic Perspective.” Carl Anthony, author of The Earth, the City, and the Hidden Narrative of Race, and Paloma Pavel, author of Random Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty, will be presenting the experience of African Americans and African diaspora communities in today’s world.

Tech Art for Social Change

Mat Schwarzman, coauthor of Beginner’s Guide to Community-Based Arts has designed an online professional development course for middle and high school teachers on how to implement art in the classroom to use as a force for social change. Hosted by Xavier University.



ADPSR speakers at AIA National Conference

Board members of Architects Designers Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR), the parent organization of New Village Press, will present at the upcoming American Institute of Architects’ A’18 Conference, “Blueprint for Better Cities” in New York City.


Ethics & Practice in the New Urban Agenda Era

June 22 at 7:00 am: Raphael Sperry, president of ADPSR, and Philip Allsopp, president of RIBA-USA, will discuss the role of architects in reshaping cities to address inequality and sustainability while still preserving historical heritage and cultural identity.


June 23 at 1:35 pm: Deanna Van Buren, ADPSR board member and Design Director of Designing Justice Designing Spaces, will be a panel discussant about the integration of social impact work and local community engagement in the workplace.