Join us for a discussion about shifting meanings of home for Black communities and
neighborhoods facing gentrification. Drawing on their experiences as residents and
researchers in Washington, D.C., Brooklyn, New York, and Oakland, California, scholars
Brandi Thompson Summers, Amanda Boston, and Maya Kearney will share insights about
challenges Black urban dwellers face in the context of exclusionary redevelopment. They
will also discuss practices of joy, creativity, connection, and resistance that Black
communities use to assert their humanity and their right to the city.
This event is part of our year-long exploration on the theme of “Home, What does it look
like now?” How can we reconsider home in the 21st century as we cross states and borders
seeking comfort, safety and identity? Against the backdrop of a global pandemic and state
sanctioned violence against black bodies, the Center for Black Visual Culture (CBVC) will
explore the significant ways black visual narratives respond to the cultural, dynamic
political, social, economic as well intimate changes that force us to (re)interrogate previous
conceptions of home.
Cosponsored by the 370J Project, NYU; and the Department of Photography & Imaging, NYU
Tisch School of the Arts.