Workshop: Rethinking the Media-Gentrification Nexus

Where: Zoom (Virtual)
When: June 10 and July 2, 2024
9:00 am–4:30 pm US-EDT / 2:00 pm-9:30 pm UK-BST

This workshop — open to the public — brings together over 30 scholars who will present their work on rethinking the interface between gentrification and the proliferation of ‘old’ and ‘new’ media practices.

Papers draw on inter- or trans-disciplinary traditions across the humanities and social sciences and engage with flexible notions of ‘media’ as objects of investigation in gentrification research (e.g., media as urban data or cultural artifacts), as methodological innovation (e.g., media production as fieldwork), or as activist tools of resistance and struggle (e.g., media as platforms for coalition building).

The online workshop will feature a series of presenters and break-out rooms to foster networking, dialogue, and visibility between these emerging strands of academic, advocacy, and artistic practices that capture shifting global urban geographies.

Workshop co-organizers: Kenton Card (Boston University), Catalina Neculai (Coventry University), Loretta Lees (Boston University), and Japonica Brown-Saracino (Boston University)