Today on Gotham, Prithi Kanakamedala interviews Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani about the process of community-engaged pedagogy, collaborative public history, and advocacy around the Lower East Side's SPURA.
In her latest work Contested City: Art and Public History as Mediation at New York's Seward Park Urban Renewal Area, Dr. Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani examines a fourteen-square-block in New York’s Lower East Side, that was once home to thousands of low-income people of color and still remains a contested site today. The book brings together her long-term collaborative work at SPURA, which encompasses public history, public art, community engagement, and pedagogy.
No one viewed the threat of a forthcoming French attack with more trepidation than Governor John Jay. Throughout his tenure in office from 1795 to 1801, he called for a comprehensive defense to protect New York City and its adjoining waterscape.
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