A film unpacking the myths around the infamous Pruitt-Igoe development and the structural violence experience by its residents.
When it was built in the 1950s, it was heralded as a solution to urban ills but, almost immediately, Pruitt-Igoe became a symbol of American post-war deprivation. The Pruitt-Igoe Myth explores the various structural complexities that resulted in the eventual demolition of the infamous St Louis development and the resultant vilification of subsequent public housing programmes.
Drinks and snacks will be provided with the generous support of the Goldsmiths SU Academic Communities fund.
The Cities on Screen series is an informal, student-led space for sociology students and others to reflect on and discuss issues and ideas related to city life. Curated by Sophie Porter and Emily Ballard, MA Cities and Society.
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|6 Dec 2018||6:00pm - 8:00pm|
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