The year may be coming to a close, but Deutsches Haus at NYU offers an array of cultural events before the end of 2019.

Beginning December 2, scholars and researchers engage in a conversation about the future of life in cities such as New York and Berlin; on December 5, University of Giessen professor Claus Leggewie discusses art in the Anthropocene Age; and on December 9, a fresh understanding of the activist's role in the digital and globalized world closes out the institution’s events calendar.

All events are held at Deutsches Haus at NYU, located at 42 Washington Mews (between University Place and Fifth Avenue). They are free, open to the public, and in English, unless otherwise noted. Seating for free events is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 212.998.8660 or visit Deutsches Haus at NYU’s website. [Subways: R, W (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place); A, B, C, D, E, F, M (West 4th Street).]

Monday, December 2, 6:00 p.m.
How We Live: The Future of Urbanity, Affordability, and Mobility in the Modern Metropolis

The future of urban living raises myriad questions, which a conversation with Christina Horsten and Felix Zeltner—authors of “Stadtnomaden"—NYU assistant professor Sophie Gonick, urban anthropologist Libertad O. Guerra, and Untapped Cities founder Michelle Young will address. The researchers and scholars will touch on what life in New York and Berlin will be like in the future, including the looming questions of affordability, gentrification, and neighborhood revitalization. Presented by Deutsches Haus at NYU and NYU’s Urban Democracy Lab. Sponsored by the DAAD.

Thursday, December 5, 6:00 p.m.
Art and the Anthropocene: A Talk by Claus Leggewie

University of Giessen professor Claus Leggewie presents a talk on "Art and the Anthropocene," in which he will discuss the changes brought on by the new geological age of the Anthropocene and its impact on culture and the arts. This event is sponsored by the DAAD.

Monday, December 9, 6:00 p.m.
"Digital Warriors:" Women's Activism in a Global Context

Deutsches Haus at NYU and the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in New York present a screening of the DW documentary "Digital Warriors: Women Changing the World." A conversation among the activists Masih Alinejad and Aissata Camara—moderated by Radha Hegde, professor of media, culture, and communication at NYU—will follow. The participants will focus on the evolution of activists' roles in the digital and globalized world, and the power and limitations of social media to mobilize support and create lasting change for a wide range of causes.

About Deutsches Haus at NYU:
Deutsches Haus at NYU is New York’s leading institution for the culture and language of the German-speaking world. Located in the historic Greenwich Village district, Deutsches Haus is an integral part of New York University. Since 1977, it has provided New Yorkers with a unique forum for cultural, intellectual, and artistic exchange with Germany, Austria, and Switzerland through its three pillars: the language program, the cultural program, and the children's program.