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Audio Interference 31: Squatting on the Lower East Side

“There were people in the buildings who modeled themselves after homesteaders and very much wanted to become homeowners, wanted the approval of the city, wanted to act respectable–and there were other people who were doing this as a critique of private property. There were people who were fixing up their space as if it was going to be their family home for generations, and there were people who just needed a temporary place to stay and were making the best of it.” – Amy Starecheski

Audio Interference 16: Greg Sholette

“We were still coming off the afterglow, in many ways, of May ’68. There’s no question about that.” – Greg Sholette. In this episode, artist, writer, and activist Greg Sholette relates the history of the political art collective PAD/D, and how the collective used art to resist gentrification in 1980s New York. Sholette was interviewed | More »