Do you often wonder what
historical precedents have contributed to the current housing crisis?
How do World War II-era booms weave into current displacement trends?
What can the housing overcrowding, racism and displacement of yesterday
tell us about today’s realities?
We’re excited to announce that the Prelinger Library has invited us
to join them at the end of July for an editathon on gentrification in
San Francisco! The Prelinger Library
is a private collection of rare books, maps, zines and other ephemera
held by Rick and Megan Prelinger, both “appropriation-friendly”
is well known in the film archive world for his fascinating collections
of American home movies and for his work with the Internet Archive. Megan
is a cultural historian, whose research and writing has ranged from
artificial intelligence and information design to city planning and
social theory. Megan will be curating a personalized collection of books
and ephemera for us to use in our research.
Since the library study area is rather small, they
have asked that we limit participant numbers. We’ve been hearing a lot
of strong interest in this editathon, so in order to accommodate as many
people as we can, we will be splitting research times into three
- Wednesday, July 23rd, 5-8:30 pm (6 spaces)
- Saturday, July 26th, noon-3pm (12 spaces)
- Saturday, July 26th, 3-6 pm (12 spaces)
Please RSVP either by emailing me privately or by adding your name to the wiki event page: <http://localwiki.net/sf/Gentrification_editathon
up for as many times as you'd like to attend, but if the slots get
filled you may be asked to go to a less-popular time. Sorry! :P
301 8th Street (near Folsom Street)
San Francisco, CA
The library collection is organized in order of proximity, starting with San Francisco and extending into outer space. :]