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This workshop will be centered on trying to understand if the mutation of the “traditional” graffiti has been used as a tool to rapidly gentrify NYC. The participants will explore the story of graffiti in NYC and try to find a link between street art and gentrification in different neighborhoods around the city. The participants with gather their own photos and texts to investiagte this link between grafitti and gentrification in NYC.

This workshop will begin in the Rose Garden and end in the Bronx, where Professor Arroyave will take students on a walking tour of graffiti and teach ethnographic research skills.

In order to attend, please also register for Marcelo's other lecture course here.

Marcelo Arroyave is a researcher and counselor with 4+ years of experience in qualitative and quantitative research, experience in advising, outreach, and research participants and 3+ years of experience in postsecondary and K-12 education. He has work experience with economically disadvantaged youth, low-income pregnant women and immigrants in a vulnerable situation. 

In collaboration with Prospect Park Alliance, Brooklyn Public Library presents University Open Air, a free, three-week series of classes beginning Tuesday, June 11th in Prospect Park’s former Rose Garden.

To access the Rose Garden, follow signs through Prospect Park's Grand Army Plaza enterance.  

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