Events

Encountering the City through the Landscape of Youth
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 4:00pm

PSU Honors College and Dismantle Culture & Media Alliance
Present

Popular Culture and Urban Displacement:
Encountering the City through the Landscape of Youth

A panel discussion on youth, culture making, and spatial exclusion

Thursday, April 19   
4 - 5:30 p.m.
Room 238, Smith Memorial Student Union

Portland has been referred to as “Ground Zero” of American gentrification. Gentrification and urban displacement have a particularly negative impact upon young people. Youth are already stigmatized because of their age—but for young people who are marginalized because of their class, gender, ethnicity, and/or sexuality—displacement contributes to and furthers social and spatial exclusion. Youth are literally pushed to the fringes of the urban core and out of gentrified spaces. Still, as the producers of what becomes popular culture, young people find alternative, subversive, and at times revolutionary spaces in which to create.
 
Panelists in this symposium, including activists, artists, and academics, will introduce the audience to existing actions and theoretical conversations on the subject of youth culture, art, gentrification, and displacement in the city of Portland.