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In the Same Room without Screaming: Power, Art, and Learning at the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area

May 12, 2018
3:00  -  4:30
The Panorama of the City of New York, Queens Museum

For 50 years, the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area on the Lower East Side—now “Essex Crossing”—was marked by displacement, discrimination and a lack of affordable housing. Growing from the artist’s five-year collaboration, this talk and related book reveal untold stories of community and activism at SPURA and shed light on the possibility for collaborative creative public projects to foster dialogue in a place where neighbors on opposing sides could rarely be in the same room without screaming.

2018  Parallel Session