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

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.

También disponible en español.

Publication Date: June 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