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The Creative Underclass: Youth, Race, and the Gentrifying City
As an undergraduate at Brown University, Tyler Denmead founded New Urban Arts, a nationally recognized arts and humanities program primarily for young people of color in Providence, Rhode Island. Along with its positive impact, New Urban Arts, under his leadership, became entangled in Providence's urban renewal efforts that harmed the very youth it served. As in many deind ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published November 8th 2019 by Duke University Press Books
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If you're sad that the word "creative" has been co-opted by the business world or the way that education seems overly concerned with objectives, this book will make you very happy. Artists, art educators, social practice artists, urban planners, young people wanting to change the world, anti-gentrifiers: this book is for you! A remarkable narrative about Denmead's unmooring from thinking of himself as supporting youth arts program in Provincetown to recognizing his role in "revitalizing" the nei ...more
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