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Book Launch: ‘Contested City’ by Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani

February 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Book Launch: ‘Contested City’ by Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani

 

Join urbanist, artist, and New School professor Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani to celebrate the launch of her book Contested City: Art and Public History as Mediation at New York’s Seward Park Urban Renewal Area.


Tuesday, Feb. 12, 7-9 pm
Theresa Lang Student Center
55 West 13th Street, NYC
 
Revealing the untold stories of fifty years of community activism at the controversial Seward Park Urban Renewal Area on New York’s Lower East Side — now the site of the mega-development Essex Crossing — Contested City sheds light on the importance of collaborative creative public projects in this complex place. Bridging art, design, activism, and urban history, this is a book for everyone who seeks to make their own city more just.
 
Ada Calhoun, author of St. Marks Is Dead, says of Contested City: “This underdeveloped piece of downtown Manhattan has long confounded New Yorkers. With scholarly rigor and deep respect for community, Dr. Bendiner-Viani uncovers its secrets at last. Her research has resonance for controversial ‘urban renewal’ projects everywhere.”
 
The evening will feature a presentation by Gabrielle, along with reflections from her long-time collaborators Damaris Reyes, Executive Director of GOLES (Good Old Lower East Side) and Tito Delgado, former SPURA resident and SPARC member. Join us for the conversation, the book-signing, and the celebration of the past and future of the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area.
 
This event is sponsored by the Urban Studies department at The New School.
 
Join us Tuesday, Feb. 12, 7-9 pm for the conversation, book-signing, and celebration of the past and future of the Lower East Side’s contested Seward Park Urban Renewal Area. [Theresa Lang Student Center, 55 West 13th Street, NYC]

For more information and to RSVP: contestedcity.eventbrite.com

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February 12
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7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Theresa Lang Student Center
55 West 13th Street
New York, NY United States
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