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Meyer and Renee Luskin Lecture Series
April 23, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am PDTFREE
The Luskin Lecture Series presents:
Social Justice and Public Space: Propositions and Problem
Kerckhoff Grand Salon, Kerckhoff Hall, UCLA
Setha Low, who grew up in Los Angeles, is a former president of the American Anthropological Association and whose research includes work on the anthropology of space and place, medical anthropology, urban anthropology, historic preservation, landscapes of fear, security/insecurity, and gating in Latin America, the United States, and the cities of Western Europe. She graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Pitzer College, and later received her M.A. and Ph. D. in Anthropology from University of California, Berkelry. Her presentation at UCLA will focus on a method of evaluating the success of public spaces to better assess social justice in public infrastructure. She argues that a social justice perspective in urban design has the power to enhance social interaction among those in areas such as Tompkins Square Park in New York City. For this lecture, her research includes 25 years of ethnographic research on parks, plazas and streets in cities such as New York, Philadelphia and San José, Costa Rica.
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