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Mapping and Visualizing Gentrification in Brooklyn with Media Studies Alum Sina Zekavat

Mapping and Visualizing Gentrification in Brooklyn

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238

What is gentrification? How does it look like? How can we document it visually? And why should we map it? While abstract numbers, reports and statistics are helpful to expose the damaging effects of gentrification process on low income communities of color, they also tend to distract us from the fact that, at the end of the day, gentrification is a highly tangible, physical and material force that aggressively transforms the physical fabric of low income neighborhoods. During this collective map making exercise, we will use simple and accessible online resources to develop new skills for documenting and visualizing the changes that take place during the gentrification process. There will be free pamphlets with useful and relevant information available for the attendees.

Hosted by Sina Zekavat is an urban researcher with a particular focus on the relationship between architecture and spatial (in)justice. Sina is a Media Studies alum.


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