Chinatown Art Brigade’s largest show to date examines the history of anti-displacement organizing.
What Makes a Good Arts District?
Along Phoenix’s Roosevelt Row, development has pushed out several art spaces during the last decade, resulting in a “manufactured” arts district.
New Hockey Arena Threatens to Displace Artists in Tempe, Arizona
Local artists and culture workers are wondering how the arena will impact the arts landscape, including museums and alternative spaces.
Should Columbia University Students Be Helping “Co-Design” Harlem?
A course titled “Co-Designing Smart Cities” has angered activists who see Columbia as a gentrifier.
Pioneer Works Backs Out of Controversial Queens Development
Following a campaign by artists and anti-gentrification groups, the Brooklyn arts center is no longer endorsing the Astoria luxury tower project.
Museums Have a Responsibility to Their Neighbors
As museums readily draft land acknowledgments, they should also be ready to leverage their presence and power on the land to meet the needs of their neighbors today.
Hundreds of Arts and Restaurant Workers Rally to Save Historic Chinatown Banquet Hall
Protesters rallied today in support of Jing Fong, the neighborhood’s last unionized restaurant and a popular meeting ground for arts events.
Artwashing During a Pandemic: Should Artists Say No to Real Estate Crumbs?
Real estate developer Stonehenge is making NYC artists an offer that they hope cannot be refused: 20 rent-free luxury apartments leased for one year, in exchange for “commissioned work.”
Join a Reading Group That Imagines a Future Beyond Gentrification
As part of her apexart exhibition, artist, activist, and curator Betty Yu will lead a discussion of works offering brilliant, accessible rebuttals to narratives of gentrification as positive or even unavoidable.
The Hostility of Gentrification in Black DC Neighborhoods
Residue, Merawi Gerima’s debut feature, depicts the impact of gentrification in an almost impressionistic, oblique way.
Fighting to Save a Fringe Landmark
One of central London’s few remaining alternative arts venues struggles to survive in the face of a 333% rent increase.
Williamsburg’s Wave of Gentrification Becomes More Visible During the Pandemic
With his photo book In Time of Plague, Brian Rose documents a previous devastation made more visible by a more present one.