This first session in our series, Another City: New Meanings in New York's Public Spaces, will focus on (but not be limited to) the protests that followed the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. We will ask how moments of protest and social unrest have remade New York City's public spaces—and how, in turn, public space has shaped the movements that have helped transform our world. We will also dig into how those spaces affected how the movement was represented.

Names and Titles of Speakers

Mark Clennon, NYC based artist ;Mabel Wilson, Associate Director of the Institute for Research in African American Studies (IRAAS), Columbia University