Art, Architecture, and Capital Flows in the Ruins of New York Lecture by Stephen Zacks
Brooklyn-based architecture critic, urbanist, and curator Stephen Zacks will discuss his work developing a public art program in Newburgh, New York and Flint, Michigan, among other projects.
Stephen Zacks is the founder and creative director of the Flint Public Art Project and president of the nonprofit Amplifier Inc., which develops art and design programs in under-served cities. He previously served as an editor at Metropolis and has been published in The New York Times, Village Voice, Art in America, Hyperallergic, Abitare, Landscape Architecture, The Architect’s Newspaper, Architectural Record, Monocle, Blueprint, Mic, Curbed, and Print. His work has received awards from the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant, ArtPlace, National Endowment for the Arts, Graham Foundation, MacDowell Colony, NY State Council on the Arts, and the Newtown Creek Fund.
Zacks is currently writing a cultural history of New York City up to and after the mid-1970s fiscal crisis, I Won’t Go Back Where I Came From: Art and Planning in the Ruins of New York, 1958-1989, tracking the influence of artists’ communities on neighborhood change in light of the wildly inflationary city that it turns out financial leaders planned to create all along. Zacks’ talk is a part of GSAPP Adjunct Assistant Professor David Eugin Moon’s Speculative City seminar.