Public Humanities Initiative

“Not in My Neighborhood:” Film Screening and Round Table on Global Resistance to Spatial Violence

Wednesday, April 1, 2020  5:00pm Wood Auditorium, Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation

Award-winning director Kurt Orderson and co-producer Najma Nuriddin will participate in a panel discussion following a screening of “Not in Our Neighborhood” (2018), an award-winning documentary on the intergenerational stories of how ordinary citizens respond to the policies, process, and institutions driving contemporary forms of spatial violence and gentrification in São Paulo, Cape Town, and New York. In telling these contemporary urban stories through the activist voices that are emerging to reclaim the right to shelter, the film offers a global critique on the current politics of space and casts the so-called Global South as particularly radical in offering modes of resistance to the social injustices afforded by the built environment.

Participants:
Kurt Orderson, Filmmaker, Azania Rising Productions, South Africa
Najma Nuriddin, Nsorma Films
Hiba Bou Akar, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University
Ana Paulina Lee,  Assistant Professor, Latin America and Iberian Cultures, Columbia University

Moderator:
Anooradha Siddiqi, Department of Architecture, Barnard College Columbia University


Co-sponsors: 
The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities
The Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
The Center for Spatial Research 
The Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture

Organizers: 
Nisrim Elamin and María González Pendás

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