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Risk: Towards More Resilient Systems and Societies

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Ericka Beckman, YOU THE BETTER, 1983. 16mm with color and sound, 30 min.


Tribeca / Downtown

New York Academy of Sciences | 7 World Trade Center

On the occasion of The Zürich Meets New York Festival and in anticipation of the upcoming group exhibition, The St. Petersburg Paradox, opening on May 27, Swiss Institute / Contemporary Art invites you to Risk: Towards More Resilient Systems and Societies. Presented by ETH Zurich, in partnership with the New York Academy of Sciences.

Can we avoid another Manhattan blackout or minimize its impact? Can we sidestep natural catastrophes like Hurricane Sandy? How do we manage risk and complex behavioral patterns that result from a growing interconnectedness of systems? This seminar outlines the paradigm shift towards resilience, using models, techniques, and concepts that illustrate the emergent thinking: Unthinkable vs. Predictable; Black Swans vs. Dragon Kings.

Free admission
RSVP required: ZHNY.eventbrite.com
Reception to follow

New York Academy of Sciences
7 World Trade Center
250 Greenwich Street, 40th Floor
www.nyas.org

Kay Axhausen, ETH Zurich
Dirk Helbing, ETH Zurich
Hans Rudolf Heinimann, ETH Zurich
Wolfgang Kröger, ETH Zurich
Dan Riordan, CEO, Zurich Global Corporate in North America
William Rouse, Stevens Institute of Technology
Reto Schneider, Swiss Re
Didier Sornette, ETH Zurich
Michael Szönyi, Flood Resilience Specialist, Zurich Risk Engineering
David Vetsch, ETH Zurich
Nassim N. Taleb, New York University


Produced with funds from The National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts.