Mabel O. Wilson
About This Event
This is the first in four-part series, Another City: New Meaning in New York’s Public Spaces. To view all of the events in the series, click here.
The first session will focus on (but not be limited to) the protests that followed the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor earlier this year. 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. So many of our most recognizable places—the Brooklyn Bridge, Union Square, Fordham Road—took on leading roles during those early June days. We will dig into how those spaces affected how the movement was represented: in print, through photographs and in the hundreds of video clips that made their way around the world.
Image: Photo by Mark Clennon Creative