In 2008, the NYPL had an exhibition titled “Eminent Domain: Contemporary Photography and the City”. In conjunction with that, LIVE held the event “Eminent Domain: The American Dream on Sale” where panelists talked about eminent domain and how it’s shaped our lives and communities in the last half of the 20th century and today. Watch/listen to the event here…
Few of us emerged from the twentieth century with a strong, sustaining neighborhood to call home. We are sprawled away from one another, or packed into poverty. These two ends must be brought closer toward a middle of vital, dense, playful neighborhoods that nourish our souls and our communities.