A City’s Disposition
is an exercise in thinking through the ways that infrastructure impacts a city’s behavior. Join us for a discussion, inspired by Keller Easterling’s book Extrastatecraft,
with Ardo Hersi and Celia Berk from Youth Undoing Institutional Racism
(YUIR) and Minh Nguyen from the Seattle Architecture Foundation
, to seek a new lens with which to view our city and its recent developments. How can Easterling's work inform the strategies of activists and community organizers to disrupt Seattle’s typical patterns of behavior?
Celia Berk and Ardo Hersi are members of Youth Undoing Institutional Racism (YUIR). YUIR is a youth centered multi-generational vehicle for young people to engage in ongoing anti-racist and anti-oppression education, and to take action in their schools and community to bring forth social change.
Minh Nguyen is an exhibition developer and public programs organizer interested in critical theory, cultural studies, and the ability and limits of art to reframe ideology and value. She currently works at Seattle Architecture Foundation at Center of Architecture and Design as Youth and Family Programs Manager, and organizes Chat Room, a series of forums on how the Internet has changed art, at Northwest Film Forum.