Karen Abrams on the Problem with Placemaking

Karen Abrams on the Problem with Placemaking

Karen Abrams (LF ’17) finds the concept of placemaking has a disturbing resonance with the worst excesses of colonialism: an erasure of the presence and culture of the indigenous population. She contemplates recent developments in Harlem and makes her argument in a piece in the Avery Review. Read “Hijinks in Harlem: The Whiteness of ‘Place.’”

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