Symposium: Visual/Scholarly/Activist Responses to Spatial Precarity
Venue: KJCC Auditorium // 53 Washington Sq. South, NYC
Reception to Follow
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.
Amanda Boston is the Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow and an Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow in the Marron Institute of Urban Management.
Zaire Zenit Dinzey-Floresis 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 Londoñois 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.
Exhibition co-sponsored by the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (KJCC).
Symposium co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Africa and the African Diaspora (CSAAD), the Institute for African American Affairs/ Center for Black Visual Culture IAAA/CBVC, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), and the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (KJCC).