Date: Thursday 13 July, 6.45pm- 8.30pm
Venue: A4 Sounds, Saint Joseph’s Parade, Dublin
In his recently released book, journalist Peter Moskowitz explores the unequal geography of four American cities, with their sky-high rents and high-end condos that are pushing the poorest out to the suburbs – and seeks out the stories of those who have struggled to continue to call them home.
This process of gentrification is about “mass evictions, about violence, about the decimation of decades-old cultures,” he writes, in How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighbourhood.
On Thursday 13 July, Dublin Inquirer is hosting a conversation via video-link with Moskowitz, a former staff writer with Al Jazeera America who has also written for the New York Times, New Republic, Wired and Slate.
Is gentrification inevitable? Is this something we should worry about in Dublin? How do we improve cities, without making them enclaves of wealth? What role does the media play in framing discussions around changing cities?
Booking is free. Register here via eventbrite.
For directions to the venue, follow this link: https://a4sounds.org/find-us