Book launch: What a City is for: Remaking the Politics of Displacement

About the Event

Displacement and dispossessions are convulsing cities across the globe, becoming the dominant urban narratives of our time. In What a City Is For, Hern uses the case of Albina— the one major Black neighbourhood in Portland - as well as similar instances in New Orleans and Vancouver, to investigate gentrification in the twenty-first century. Hern questions the notions of development, private property, and ownership, arguing that home ownership drives inequality. How can we reimagine the city as a post-ownership, post-sovereign space?

Speaker: Matt Hern (and respondents)

This event is FREE to attend, but registration is highly recommended. Reserve seats now

Co-sponsors: MIT Press, SFU Woodwards Community Engagement Office, SFU Institute for Humanities, SFU Urban Studies, UBC SCARP

Event Date

October 21, 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm


Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 W. Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC

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