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American and Indigenous Studies
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This work focuses on the spaces of public, semi public and semi private freedom that existed in Lower Manhattan in the late twentieth century–mainly in what became known as Soho and Loisaida, with a bit on the greater Lower East Side. This area was one of the most significant epicenters of the cultural and artistic revolution of this period. The possibilities wrought through the reclamation of space connects the history between the artists who overhauled abandoned loft spaces in Soho, the Loisaida community which sought to reclaim infrastructure in their neighborhood and redefine the conditions of their environment, and the related squatting community in the Lower East Side who shared utopian visions of freedom, space, a self organized democracy, and a right to a home in the city.
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Chanin, Amy P., "Autonomy, Art and Culture: Resistance and Gentrification in Lower Manhattan 1960-2001" (2023). Senior Projects Fall 2023. 11.
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