Perfect City: “You’re Next”

Please join us for live performances, video, music, discussions, urban walks, avoidance mapping, an anti-gentrification hardware store, and gallery exhibitions by Perfect City, a 20-year art and activism project. Find out how real estate development deals, catcalling, and the racist history of redlining converge. Discover histories that intersect where you live. Ask how you can belong to a whole city. Join a conversation that plants seeds for real revolutionary community change. 

You are welcome to come to one or both events on any given night. Each night’s roundtable performance will include different guests, and different material. We’d love to see you join us more than once!

Urban Walks
October 27, 28 and November 2 at 7 PM | RSVP »
Led by Perfect City working group member and Abrons employee Jaime Maitin, these walks are about the LES past, present and future, imagined, impossible and reclaimed. 

Avoidance Mapping
October 26November 3 and 4 at 7 PM | RSVP »
This session asks individuals to map avoidance and belonging in your daily city life. How does knowing what to look out for make you more a part of where you are? How are identity and avoidance determined? How are things like catcalling and redlining part of your conscious or unconscious maps? No cartographic experience necessary.  

Roundtable Performance
October 26-28
November 2-4 at 8 PM (90 minutes) | RSVP »
Perfect City roundtables include video, music and other performances, mapping, and conversations on zoning, history, redlining, race and gender safety, all related to gentrification in 21st century New York. Each night is a little bit different; all of them are lively and inclusive. Our working group has been in conversation for the last year. We would like you to join our conversation, along with guests each night in activism, art and education, as we pull together disparate threads, make sense of seemingly unconnected subjects and ask ourselves how we can make the city better for the people who live here.

Support provided by the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation.

Photo courtesy Paula Court