Racial Urbanisms; In Conversation with Andrew Herscher and Beryl Satter

Lecture | April 27 | 4-6 p.m. | 106 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Andrew Herscher is a member of the We the People of Detroit Community Research Collective, Detroit Resists, and the San Francisco-based Commune Research Commune. Among his publications are Violence Taking Place: The Architecture of the Kosovo Conflict (Stanford University Press, 2010); The Unreal Estate Guide to Detroit (University of Michigan Press, 2012); Spatial Violence, co-edited with Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi (Routledge, 2016), and Displacements: Architecture and Refugee (Sternberg Press, forthcoming). He is currently Creative Cities Fellow at the Stanford Arts Institute and Associate Professor at the University of Michigan.

Beryl Satter is Professor of History at Rutgers University-Newark. Her book Family Properties: Race, Real Estate, and the Exploitation of Black Urban America (2009) won the Organization of American Historians’ Liberty Legacy Award for best book in civil rights history and the Jewish Book Council’s National Jewish Book Award in History. It was a finalist for the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, and for the Ron Ridenhouer Book Prize, awarded to “those that persevere in acts of truth-telling.” She is a cofounder, with Darnell Moore and Christina Strasburger, of the Queer Newark Oral History Project (http://queer.newark.rutgers.edu). To support her current book project, a history of a pioneering community development bank called ShoreBank, she won a Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship in 2015, and was selected as an Andrew Carnegie Fellow in 2016.

This event is funded by the Arcus Endowment through the Diversity Platforms Committee of the College of Environmental Design. A schedule of other events by this project is available here: queerurbanisms.org