Our City! Our Streets! Self Determination and Public Space in NYC

Available: June 2022

Note: Preorders are expected to ship the week of June 13, 2022. Preorders only available to the United States.

Our Streets! Our City! explores various struggles over public space in New York City since the 1960s, and engages with past and contemporary strategies used by activists to reclaim or reimagine urban infrastructures. This publication and the accompanying exhibit installed at Interference Archive in 2022 are a tribute to those who have resisted top-down city-planning processes; its purpose is to honor collective fights against displacement, privatization, and municipal overreach in NYC.

¡Nuestras calles! ¡Nuestra ciudad! explora diversas luchas que desde los años sesenta se libran en torno a los espacios públicos de la ciudad de Nueva York. Además, revisa estrategias, tanto pasadas como presentes, utilizadas por activistas para reclamar o reimaginar infraestructuras urbanas. La exhibición es un tributo a quienes han resistido procesos verticales de planeación urbana; su propósito es honrar las luchas colectivas contra el desplazamiento, la privatización y los abusos municipales en la ciudad.

Cost: $8 presale (includes shipping!); $10 at the archive after June 10, 2022
Dimensions: 8.5X7 (1/2 legal)
Length: 28 pages (excluding cover)
Language options: Spanish or English editions (not a bilingual publication)

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Food Justice
  • Housing Justice
  • Street Justice
  • The Struggle Continues
  • Also includes:
    QR codes that link to audio collages featuring Brooklyn urban farmers

Created by:

Curation and narrative: Nora Almeida, Josh van Biema, Rachel Jones, Marco Lanier, Maya Chang Matunis, Lana Pochiro, Hallel Yadin

Translation: Gaby López Dena

Original Illustrations: Sophie Holin

Audio Collages: Rachel Garber Cole

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