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Friday, February 8

Nicole Marroquin, Redeveloping a People's Movement: Power and Public Participation in Chicago
7:30 pm
Wilkinsburg Community Forge, 1256 Franklin Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Announced by:
Director's Office on behalf of Year of Pitt Global

Join Hemispheric Conversations: Urban Art Project, for a talk from Nicole Marroquin on power and public participation in Chicago.

Hemispheric Conversations Urban Art Project (HCUAP, pronunciation hiccup) is a public art platform that draws on the urban arts as a framework through which we can map the aesthetic, historical and cultural connections between Pittsburgh and similar international post­ industrial cities. HCUAP promotes aerosol arts as a tool for education, cultural expression, and global exchange around civic participation; conscious redevelopment; and the preservation and celebration of diverse cultural identities.

HCUAP activates dialogue between academics, artists, youth, the city and communities by producing generative outreach programming such as: public debates, symposia, research, city­wide youth art workshops and artist production residencies. In the context of Pittsburgh’s redevelopment, HCUAP seeks to position urban art as a way to challenge undemocratic appropriations of urban space by celebrating and preserving the diverse cultural legacies of the communities that make Pittsburgh their home.