Urban Humanities and Their Publics Place, Displacement, & The Politics of Housing Events

BOOK TALK: Contested City: Art and Public History as Mediation at New York’s Seward Park Urban Renewal Area

20 Cooper Square
New York NY, USA
Wednesday, March 13, 1:00pm2:30pm

The Urban Democracy Lab invites you to support our friend and colleague Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani and celebrate the publication of her book, Contested City: Art and Public History as Mediation at New York’s Seward Park Urban Renewal Area on Wednesday, March 13 at 12:30pm in 20 Cooper Square Room 222. For those of you who know Gabrielle and are familiar with the struggles over space and place at the “SPURA” (now Essex Crossing) the book feels like an urgent reminder of how important the preservation of people—their livelihoods, their stories, and their quality of life—is to the health of our city’s neighborhoods. You can find out more about the book here.

We have limited space for this event and will be distributing a limited number of copies of the book to those who participate in our working groups. Please RSVP directly to urbandemos@nyu.edu to reserve a seat.

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