This talk will explore both the impact of gentrification and the added pressures of the pandemic on a diasporic religious community in Bedford-Stuyvesant and the concept of home in diaspora when "home" is always a moving target.
The event is part of our year-long exploration on the theme of "Home, What does it look like now?" How can we reconsider home in the 21st century as we cross states and borders seeking comfort, safety and identity? Against the backdrop of a global pandemic, state sanctioned violence against black bodies coupled with enhancing diverse and inclusive curricula, the Center for Black Visual Culture (CBVC) will explore the significant ways black visual narratives respond to the cultural, dynamic political, social, economic as well intimate changes that force us to (re)interrogate previous conceptions of home.
Cosponsored by the 370J Project and the Department of Photography & Imaging, NYU Tisch School of the Arts.