Oculus Book Talk: Beyond Zuccotti Park
Join us for the launch and Oculus book talk for the new book Beyond Zuccotti Park: Freedom of Assembly and the Occupation of Public Space.
Edited by Ron Shiffman, Rick Bell, Lance Jay Brown, and Lynne Elizabeth with Anastassia Fisyak and Anusha Venkataraman; Foreword by Michael Kimmelman
New Book Takes Hard Look at Public Space Freedoms in the Wake of Occupy
Occupy Wall Street has challenged First Amendment rights to freedom of assembly. Where and how can people congregate publicly today? Whose voices are heard and what factors limit participation of minorities in the Occupy movement? Three dozen social scientists, planners, architects, artists, and civil liberties experts explore the definition, use, role, and importance of public space for the exercise of democratic rights to free expression in a time of profound social change. This original, foundational work puts issues of democracy and civic engagement back into the center of dialogue about the built environment.Contributing Authors:
Roland Anglin, Caron Atlas, Thomas Balsley, Shirin Barghi, Marshall Berman, Julian Brash, Wendy Brawer, Paul Broches, Carlton Brown, David Burney, Brennan Cavanaugh, Susan Chin, Alex Cooper, Arthur Eisenberg, Karen Franck, Mindy Fullilove, Gan Golan, Jeffrey Hou, Te-Sheng Huang, Lisa Keller, Brad Lander, Peter Marcuse, Jonathan Marvel, Signe Nielsen, Michael Pyatok, Michael Rios, Jonathan Rose, Janette Sadik-Khan, Saskia Sassen, Michael Freedman-Schnapp, Paula Segal, Sadra Shahab, Benjamin Shepard, Greg Smithsimon, Michael Sorkin, Nikki Stern, and Maya Wiley.
About the Editors:
Ron Shiffman is cofounder of the Pratt Center for Community Development and professor at the Pratt Institute Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment. Rick Bell, FAIA is Executive Director of the American Institute of Architects, New York Chapter. Lance Jay Brown, FAIA is an ACSA distinguished professor of architecture at the City College of New York. Lynne Elizabeth is director of New Village Press.
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Organized by: AIANY Oculus Committee
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