How to Kill A City: Demolition & Divestment in Rochester | December 8

540WMain Communiversity & Visual Studies Workshop presents:

How to Kill A City: Demolition & Divestment in Rochester 
An Interactive Film Based Workshop 

Saturday December 8 // 2pm-4pm

Join us for an interactive people centered workshop rooted in a curated selection of films from the Visual Studies Workshop collection that address the causes and effects of gentrification, with a focus on the urban redevelopment strategies in Rochester’s history and how systemic factors have impacted and will impact development and revitalization in Rochester’s future.

Facilitated by Calvin Eaton Founder/ Executive Director & Ray Ray Mitrano Art Activist for an afternoon of reflection, discussion and active participation in building a more inclusive community in Rochester.

Program:
Let’s Come Up With Something (circa 1970) 
16mm film Produced by Metro Act (now Metro Justice)
This film takes a critical look at living conditions among the working class in Rochester and the effect of municipal planning and construction initiatives in Monroe County.

Demolition: Justification or Remedy? (1980)
Umatic Video
Produced by Leslie Knowlton for Portable Channel
Independently produced video profile of the Corn Hill Neighborhood construction project in Rochester in the late 1970s.

Details
—-> RSVP required online // walkins accepted
—-> This workshop will take place at the Visual Studies Workshop (31 Prince St)
—-> Open to all ($5) suggested donation (no one turned away)
—–> This interactive workshop will combine discussion, film, creative arts, writing and movement
—-> Perfect for those who attended the fall Gentrification Conference or any gentrification course at 540WMain

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