Urban Ghosts: The Future Of Artists, Place and Displacement in The American City

Urban Ghosts: The Future Of Artists, Place and Displacement in The American City



Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 7pm
The David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA (map)

Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.
Doors open at 6:30pm.
Accessible from the Downtown Berkeley BART station


Traditionally, artists have flocked to the cities, turning them into engines of creativity. But after Ghost Ship and under a new Trump presidency, what are the prospects for artists and culture in the American city? Is the era of maker culture and place-making giving way to an era of intensified displacement? How might artists, educational institutions, government institution, the non-profit sector, and creative companies respond to the new conditions? What strategies might we use to preserve affordability, diversity, and creativity?



Fantastic Negrito, Musician
Roberto Bedoya, Cultural Affairs Manager, City of Oakland
Jeff Chang, Stanford Institute for Diversity in the Arts
Moy Eng, Executive Director, Community Arts Stabilization Trust
Walter Hood, Founder, Hood Design and Professor of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning and Urban Design, UC Berkeley

Moderated by Shannon Jackson, Associate Vice Chancellor for the Arts + Design, UC Berkeley.

Supported by Berkeley Arts + Design, The Arts Research Center, and The David Brower Center. Media Sponsor: Art Practical.

Urban Ghosts is part of a suite of programming taking place during Inauguration Week in partnership with the Division of Equity and Inclusion at UC Berkeley.

Images from left to right: We Lose Space, Installation by Megan Wilson and Gordon Winiemko, San Francisco Art Commission Grove Street Gallery (across from SF City Hall), San Francisco, CA, 2000, photo by Megan Wilson;  Urban Displacement Map, courtesy of Berkeley News; March to City Hall to protest the evictions, San Francisco, CA, photo by Megan Wilson.