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Title: Performing the Changing City: Public space, transformative events and creative action in New York
When: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Hemispheric Institute, 20 Cooper Square, New York, NY 10003
Description: Hurricanes, transit strikes, planned and unplanned explosions, occupations... Bike lanes, bus lanes, protest pens, command centers... Pedestrian zones, redevelopment zones, disaster zones... How is the landscape of our city changing and what are the possibilities for creative response? Looking at the shifting social, economic, and literal topography of our city through the frame of transformative events and policy decisions, we ask the question: what is the role of artists, activists, and all citizens in conceiving, creating, and defending (a notion of) public space? And conversely, what is the role of public space as a partner in creative expression and action?

luciana achugar, Randy Martin, Jenny Romaine, and Niegel Smith reflect on our shifting urban landscape and offer opportunities to imagine how we might enact our city in the future.

Organized by Abigail Levine and Paloma Mac Gregor

Co-presented by the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics and Movement Research.
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