Stop by all week to see green-themed movies on view in the lower-level, the book display on the first floor featuring books on sustainability, and learn about the library’s resources to help with all your environmental research! You can also visit virtually where the Library’s website will be GREEN all week long and highlighting all our green resources!
This Was Brooklyn! Brooklyn Promotional Films of the 1970s
Join Ron Shiffman (Professor, Graduate Center for Planning) and Caitlin Cahill (Assistant Professor, Urban Geography) to screen and discuss a selection of 16mm films from the collection of the Pratt Institute Libraries promoting Brownstone Brooklyn and the “Back to City” movement of the late sixties and early seventies, following white flight. Together we will engage critical questions of displacement of working class and communities of color both in times of disinvestment and abandonment, and in times of reinvestment and gentrification, that continue to the present day.
Coffee and cookies will be served. Bring a lunch!
Films to be screened include:
My Brooklyn (2012) - My Brooklyn is a documentary about Director Kelly Anderson's personal journey, as a Brooklyn "gentrifier," to understand the forces reshaping her neighborhood along lines of race and class. http://cat.pratt.edu/record=b1189504~S0
Rebirth of the American City - This locally-produced documentary briefly discusses the residential and agrarian character of Brooklyn during early settlement and a period of decline as traditional housing made way for large, utilitarian buildings and white flight. Focuses on restoration efforts and urban preservation models espoused by Brooklyn Union and "Cinderella" developments.
Restoration in Bedford Stuyvesant (1976) - Focuses on efforts using community resources and some outside help to improve the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Visual and Multimedia Resources Department, Library Lower Level
a sculpture made of slides deaccessioned from the Library’s collection originally created by students from Interior and Industrial Design for Green Week 2015 and displayed on the lawn in front of the Engineering Building. Now located in the lower level of the library.