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The NY Leftover Bailout: Understanding What Makes the City

Saturday, August 13, 2011, 7–9 pm

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People making use of a public square

Jeanne van Heeswijk and Marcel van der Meijs create art and cultural projects with a focus on the social aspects of public space. In projects around the world, they have catalyzed cultural production and created new public (meeting) spaces or remodeled existing ones in collaboration with local residents. Here, in the second part of the NY Leftover Bailout, they lead a group conversation on how to strengthen community assets in neighborhoods undergoing gentrification. Together with Fivel Rothberg (filmmaker), Martyn Lucas (artist and activist), Sebastián Gutierrez (documentary filmmaker), Tobias Amborst (Interboro Partners), Damon Rich (architect), Joel Feingold (community organizer) and others, they address the power of autonomous spaces, social centers, and green spaces.

Image: courtesy Tomorrow's Market, Freehouse

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