OCTOBER 28 @12ET:: Chantal Gailloux presents: The Post-Political Violence of Racial Property Regimes: Maintaining Gardens’ Land Insecurity through Abstract Codes in East Harlem, NYC

OCTOBER 28 @12ET:: Chantal Gailloux presents: The Post-Political Violence of Racial Property Regimes: Maintaining Gardens’ Land Insecurity through Abstract Codes in East Harlem, NYC

The PUBLIC SPACE RESEARCH GROUP welcomes, Chantal Gailloux presenting, The Post-Political Violence of Racial Property Regimes: Maintaining Gardens’ Land Insecurity through Abstract Codes in East Harlem, NYC. 

 

Community gardens on City-owned land in East Harlem have been evicted for a private mixed-income development under de Blasio’s citywide affordable housing plan. Although the licence agreements enabling gardeners to use public land contained a clerical error concerning which lots gardeners could use, public–private coalitions generating urban space production forcefully affirmed their authority on the interpretation of documents, feeding into the bureaucratic violence of spatial abstraction and racial land injustice.

 

Chantal Gailloux, Lecturer at the Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR) 

Twitter: @ChantalGailloux

Find Dr. Gailloux’s article, “The Post-Political Violence of Racial Property Regimes: Maintaining Gardens’ Land Insecurity through Abstract Codes in East Harlem, NYC” in Antipode at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/anti.12837

 

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