Academic Field

Art, Architecture, and Liberal Studies

Faculty Mentor Name

Joesph Lesson-Schatz

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Abstract

This paper examines the role of cultural appropriation in order to analyze how gentrifications happens and how global capital and financial markets change space and landscape in Latin@ communities. We attempt to see how Latinidad as cultural expressions are utilized by artists as methods of resisting the process of gentrification that make their spaces and communities marketable to white-middle-class renters. By analyzing music scenes, nightlife venues and graffiti/murals we attempt to use these forms of cultural expression as symbolic indicators of gentrification. The specific communities that this paper is concerned with are Latin@ enclaves throughout the 5 boroughs of New York City.

Keywords

Gentrification, Anti-Blackness, Afro-Latinidad, Negrophilia, Latinidad, Colonialism, Global City

Start Date

10-4-2015 4:15 PM

End Date

10-4-2015 5:30 PM

Location

Hartwell Hall 127

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Apr 10th, 4:15 PM Apr 10th, 5:30 PM

The Global City: Culture in Latin@ Spaces as Resistance Against Gentrification

Hartwell Hall 127

This paper examines the role of cultural appropriation in order to analyze how gentrifications happens and how global capital and financial markets change space and landscape in Latin@ communities. We attempt to see how Latinidad as cultural expressions are utilized by artists as methods of resisting the process of gentrification that make their spaces and communities marketable to white-middle-class renters. By analyzing music scenes, nightlife venues and graffiti/murals we attempt to use these forms of cultural expression as symbolic indicators of gentrification. The specific communities that this paper is concerned with are Latin@ enclaves throughout the 5 boroughs of New York City.