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Reframing Urban Renewal: Book Talk at the Fullerton Center

April 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Join us for a discussion about urban renewal in the Hudson Valley and exploring creative ways communities mobilize around contested landscapes.

Featured panelists include Ben Schulman of Newburgh Packet, David Hochfelder and Anne Pfau of 98 acres and University of Albany, and artist, academic, and author of “Contested City,” Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani.

This talk will provide an overview of the historical narrative and foundation for urban renewal in the Hudson Valley. Brief powerpoint presentations will compare what happened in Poughkeepsie, Peekskill, Kingston, and Newburgh, as well as discuss urban renewal in Albany. The panelists will reveal how the urban renewal story has focused on larger cities and ignored the overweight effect on smaller cities. Lastly, panelists will discuss how the social narrative of urban renewal has largely been marginalized, but is now being reshaped and activated by artists/activists who are assigning and finding meaning in contested cityscapes – particularly in places still grappling with urban renewal legacy effects.

Sunday, April 7, 2018 at 3pm-5pm
The Fullerton Center
297 Grand Street, Newburgh NY 12550

Free and open to the public
RSVP is appreciated. RSVP to dosmallinterventions@gmail.com

This event is done in collaboration with Dept of Small Interventions, The Fullerton Center and Binnacle Books- a community bookstore in the Hudson Valley. Thank you to the APA Hudson Valley.

Photo Credit: Tom Daley


April 7, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Fullerton Center
297 Grand St
Newburgh, NY 12550 United States
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