Talks & Readings

Foreclosure/Foreclosed: A Conversation with Harriet Fraad, Ingrid Gould Ellen, and Maggie Russell-Ciardi

TUE, May 31, 2011
7 pm

The Kitchen, 512 W 19th Street

As part of the exhibition Foreclosed: Between Crisis and Possibility, this discussion will examine connections between the subprime mortgage crisis in the United States and the psychic and social experience of home loss. It will begin with a short screening of Kamal Aljafari’s film Port of Memory (2009), followed by a conversation between Harriet Fraad (Psychotherapist), Ingrid Gould Ellen (New York University), and Maggie Russell-Ciardi (Tenants & Neighbors).

What is the relationship between psychic foreclosure and property foreclosure? How can we recognize the ways in which these two conditions intersect in everyday life? Bringing together perspectives from different fields of expertise, this platform draws generative connections between abstract understandings of psychic foreclosure and local experiences of displacement or home loss.

This program is free of charge and open to the public, based on a first-come, first-serve basis. Capacity is limited, we kindly suggest an early arrival.

This event in organized in conjunction with Foreclosed: Between Crisis and Possibility. Please note that Foreclosed does not take place at the Museum. The Kitchen is the primary site of the exhibition. Please consult individual calendar listings for details. All events are free and open to the public.

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