Perfect City Summer Reading Club

Join Perfect City and The Catcalling Project on Zoom this summer! We want to build community knowledge with you and talk about how we can change the city together. We’ll read about the history of race, the future of activism, and ways we can be in solidarity against street harassment. Perfect City is a 20-year art and activism working group based at Abrons Arts Center on the Lower East Side. Our focus is on gentrification; we believe young people who grow up in NYC deserve more of a voice in making the city work for everyone. Come learn with us.


Each meeting is hosted by a Perfect City/Catcalling Project working group member
75 Minutes of knowledge building among community
The week before each session, we’ll post a link to a new book and where to get it. 

June 28 – Facilitator: Aaron Landsman
Reading: Ideas, Arrangements, Effects: Systems Design and Social Justice by The Design Studio for Social Intervention

July 19 – Facilitator: Jahmorei Snipes
Reading: Stop Telling Women to Smile: Stories of Street Harassment and How We’re Taking Back Our Power, by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh

August 9 – Facilitator: Tiffany Zorrilla
Reading: The Power of Place, by Delores Hayden

August 30 – Facilitator: Tylor Diaz
Reading: Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates


Perfect City is an Abrons PATHS Social Practice Residency Project. 

Perfect City’s work together includes performances, walking tours, mapping workshops, research and public conversations about gentrification, street harassment, the history of racist real estate practices and more. 


Perfect City is an Abrons Social Practice AIRspace Residency project. The Social Practice AIRspace Residency is generously supported by the Radunski Family Fund.