HOUSING ACTIVISM: COUNTER-NARRATIVES, RADICAL CARTOGRAPHIES, AND RESISTANCE PRACTICES

Combining story-telling and critical geography, this project seeks to expose Black and Brown housing struggles, community organizing efforts promoting housing justice, and collective visions leading to community-controlled housing in New York City. This will be achieved through the creation of an oral history research program and the development of an online interactive spatial repository where oral histories will live with accompanying images, text, audio, and video recordings that will deepen our commitment to the dissemination of popular knowledge. Our broadest goals are to partner with student and activist communities towards the creation of research and popular education which models praxis research, shares deep local knowledge, and creatively visualizes revolutionary community resistance. This project seeks to foster collaboration among New School’s programs and schools with shared activities such as workshops, training, research, excursions, and discussions.


Team

Principal Investigators: Gabriela Rendón, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning and Community Development, Mia Charlene White, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, and Kevin McQueen, Adjunct Professor Schools of Public Engagement.

Research Assistants: Jiray Avedisian, Parsons’ (MS) Design and Urban Ecologies candidate,  and Maria Llona Garcia, Schools of Public Engagement’s (MA) Creative Writing.


HOUSING ACTIVISM: COUNTER-NARRATIVES, RADICAL CARTOGRAPHIES, AND RESISTANCE PRACTICES