The Intersection of Activism and Architecture

In this episode of WNYC podcast, Nandini Bagchee discusses her book Counter Institution: Activist Estates of the Lower East Side. The book intersects architecture, urban design practice, geography and cartography with history, politics and sociology, subtly depicting the history of activism in New York City and how the city has inspired and encouraged political participation. Bagchee uses maps, maps, timelines, and photographs to emphasize the connections between people, politics, and space, thus providing new ways to imagine buildings as an important part of civic infrastructure and New York’s activist history.

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