25 Years

The Master's House and the Garret: Life in the Intersections of Black Feminisms, Geography, and Architecture

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Location: 
ICGC Heller Hall 537


 Presented by: Tia Gardner, ICGC Scholar, Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, UMN 

Abstract: In May of 2016 the University of Minnesota Law School Published a report titled “The Rise of White-Segregated Subsidized Housing.” Focusing specifically on Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, the report outlines how the market for federally subsidized housing led to the creation of white segregated housing. For this presentation, I will talk about some aspects of my dissertation project which uses a mobile live/work unit a.k.a. a tiny house, built by me and my friends/collaborators, to explore the questions of how and for what purposes does housing policy affect the production of Black spaces and how might we understand and inhabit urban spaces on a different scale.