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Virtual Urban Walking Tours: Understanding the Barrio - Latinx Urbanism in Union City, NJ and Dallas’ Oak Cliff Event Logo

Virtual Urban Walking Tours: Understanding the Barrio - Latinx Urbanism in Union City, NJ and Dallas’ Oak Cliff

by Wintersession

Single workshop (2 hr) Diversity & Inclusion Registration Closed

Tue, Jan 19, 2021

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST (GMT-5)

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Latin American immigration is transforming U.S. cities, shaping urban culture, politics, and the built environment. This virtual walking tour will take you through two places critical to understanding the ways that barrios form, evolve, and have come to influence urban areas across the U.S. Johana Londoño (author of Abstract Barrios: The Crises of Latinx Visibility in Cities) will take us through Union City, New Jersey to show how policy makers, business owners, and homeowners have refashioned the city and influenced our understanding of the barrio. A. K. Sandoval-Strausz (author of Barrio America: How Latino Immigrants Saved the American City) will lead us on a tour of Dallas’ Oak Cliff to show how Latino immigrants moved to a neighborhood that was losing residents and jobs for decades an made it dynamic, stable, and safe by purchasing homes, opening businesses, and reviving street life.

What to expect:
During this virtual tour, a guide with expertise on a specific area will use images, videos, and documents to immerse you in the history, culture, and architecture of a particular city, street, or neighborhood. Sessions will focus on what the present landscape of the place can tell us about its history, culture, and politics.

Meet the facilitator:
These tours are organized by the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities, an interdisciplinary program housed in the School of Architecture.

Johana Londoño is Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Studies Latin American, Caribbean & U.S. Latino Studies at SUNY Albany. She was a Princeton-Mellon fellow in 2014-15.

A. K. Sandoval-Strausz is Associate Professor of History and Director of the Latinx studies program at Penn State University. He was a Princeton-Mellon fellow in 2015-16.

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