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The Brooklyn Rail presents Oakland/Saint-Denis: How Culture Makes the City

On December 3 at 1pm EST, The Brooklyn Rail is hosting a conversation on the Oakland/Saint-Denis project, featuring special guests Juliette Donadieu, cultural attaché of the French Embassy in San Francisco & director of Villa San FranciscoSimón Adinia Hanukai, theatermaker & co-artistic director of Kaimera ProductionsLori Fogarty, director of the Oakland Museum of California, and Juliette Bompoint, cultural producer & director of Mains d’Oeuvres, a nonprofit arts space in Saint-Ouen, a suburb of Paris. They will be joined by the Rail‘s Malvika Jolly for a conversation on what our different cities can teach us, on reimagining the role of cultural actors in urban development, and why our cities must be built collectively.

This dialogue builds on cross-cultural exchange between twenty artists, urban planners, entrepreneurs, cultural producers, and researchers from Oakland, CA and Saint-Denis, France to collaboratively address and reimagine the future of our cities. This conversation will also celebrate the recent publication of Oakland/Saint-Denis: Translating Cities and Cultures which details their findings, roadmaps, and best practices for reclaiming cultural spaces, resisting real estate pressures, and creating new models for tomorrow’s cities.

The conversation will conclude with a poetry reading by Farid Matuk.

This event will be held on Zoom.

Register here: https://brooklynrail.org/events/2020/12/03/oakland-saint-denis-how-culture-makes-the-city/