The Latinization of U.S. cities has been accompanied by the rapid displacement of Latinx from their historically stronghold communities. Art and culture have been central to these processes, both to expediting gentrification and to strategies of resistance and Latinx place making. This is evident in the role art galleries and culture-based developments have played in the gentrification of urban cities as well as in the rise of Latinx artistic interventions that place culture and place-making at the forefront of their practice. This one day symposium will gather participating artists from PELEA Exhibit along with scholars who have been theorizing and acting through these processes in their work and practice. We will be welcoming the following speakers to speak at this symposium:
Panel I: Thinking Through Capital and the Politics of Space
Amanda Boston is the Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow and an Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow in the Marron Institute of Urban Management.
Zaire Zenit Dinzey-Flores is an Associate Professor in Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies and the Department of Sociology at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Her research focuses on understanding how urban space mediates community life and race, class, and social inequality.
Johana Londoño is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies at the University at Albany, SUNY. She is largely interested in the intersection between cultural studies, urban studies, and Latina/o studies.
Miguel Robles-Durán Associate Professor of Urbanism and member of the Parsons School of Design Graduate Urban Council in New York.
Lunch and Break
Panel 2: Into Action
Symposium organized by The Latinx Project Co-Sponsored by: Center for the Study of Africa and the African Diaspora (CSAAD) , the Institute for African American Affairs/ Center for Black Visual Culture IAAA/CBVC, (CLACS) Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Urban Democracy Lab, NYU Urban Initiative, and the King Juan Carlos CenterRSVP
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