If You Lived Here

The City in Art, Theory, and Social Activism: Discussions in Contemporary Culture #6

“This volume documents the present crisis in American urban housing policies and portrays how artists, through the medium of a Dia Foundation–sponsored art event and within the context of neighborhood organizations, have fought against government neglect, shortsighted housing policies and unfettered real estate speculation. Through essays, photographs, symposiums, arthictectural plans and the reproduction of works from the series of exhibitions organized by Rosler, the book serves a number of functions: it’s a practical manual for community organizing; a history of housing and homelessness in New York City and around the country; and an outline of what a humane housing policy might encompass for the American city.” —Publishers Weekly

With contributions by:

  • Christine Benglia Bevington
  • Marie Annick Brown
  • Andrew Byard
  • Cenén
  • The Chinatown History Project
  • Clinton Coalition of Concern
  • Rosalyn Deutsche
  • Dan Graham and Robin Hurst
  • Alexander Kluge
  • The Mad Housers
  • Tony Masso
  • The Nation
  • Richard Plunz
  • William Price
  • Yvonne Rainer
  • Mel Rosenthal
  • Allan Sekula
  • Camilo José Vergara
  • Dan Wiley
  • Discussions in Contemporary Culture is an award-winning series co-published with the Dia Center for the Arts in New York City. These volumes offer rich and timely discourses on a broad range of cultural issues and critical theory. The collection covers topics from urban planning to popular culture and literature, and continually attracts a wide and dedicated readership.


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