Neighborhood Stories: Looking Into the Past to Map the Future

A Humanities+Tech Approach

About the Humanities+Tech Connected Conversations Series:

Communities around the country are grappling with how to cope with the impact of new technologies and harness their power while preserving or rebuilding a sense of social connection and empowerment in their neighborhoods. In 2019, New America is embarking upon a first-of-its kind "connected conversations" series that explores how to use the tools of the humanities (including techniques used in the arts, history, and storytelling) to do this work, gaining a better understanding of both the implications of technology and of people's needs. Through events led by local partners that are focused on inclusivity and engagement, this series is designed to help forge new connections and help people envision positive pathways for human development and innovation across educational institutions, tech companies, libraries and museums, and the business community.

This series is produced by New America with communities in and around Pittsburgh, Southwestern Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, in partnership with Remake Learning and other local organizations. Many thanks to the Grable Foundation and the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation for their support of the series.

Upcoming events:

October 5, 2019
Neighborhood Stories: Looking Into the Past to Map the Future
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (Main)
4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213