In their book What the Signs Say: Language, Gentrification, and Place-Making in Brooklyn, sociolinguist Shonna Trinch and anthropologist Edward Snajdr explore how changes in the look and language of New York City’s storefronts signal a gentrifying neighborhood.
Join them for a wide-ranging discussion about “old-school signage,” “new-school signage,” and how storefront design intersects with class and race, with Cynthia Gordy Giwa and Tayo Giwa, founders of Black-Owned Brooklyn and Peter Robinson professor of urban theory and architecture at Parsons School of Design and a Board Member of BlackSpace Urbanist Collective. Michelle Young, founder of Untapped New York, moderates.
This two-part series continues on March 25, with a look at how streetscapes reflect activism and nostalgia.
The event is on February 23 at 6:30p ET.
Registration Link can be found here: https://bklynlibrary.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iFeBYG5uRKCIoP6q3cmCqw