The Pruit Igoe Myth: An Urban History
In conjunction with Lynnette Widder (Assc. Professor, Architecture) and Ijlal Muzaffar’s (Asst. Professor, HAVC) course “Positions and Practice: The Theory and Fieldwork of Humanitarian Design in a Global World” Brown University and RISD’s Academic Enrichment/Kyobo Fund are sponsoring a screening of “The Pruit Igoe Myth: An Urban History” on Monday, November 07, 2011 in the Main Auditorium at the Granoff Center, at 6:30 PM.
This documentary tells the story of the national urban renewal program of the 50’s and 60’s via the infamous Pruitt-Igoe housing development and the St. Louis residents who called it home. “The Pruitt-Igoe Myth seeks to set the historical record straight. To examine the interests involved in Pruitt-Igoe’s creation. To re-evaluate the rumors and the stigma. To implode the myth.” Director Chad Freidrichs will be present.
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Academic Enrichment, Chad Freidrichs, Division of Architecture + Design, Division of Liberal Arts, Faculty, Ijlal Muzaffar, Kyobo Fund, Local/Global Engagement, lynnette widder, Sustainability + the Environment, The Pruit Igoe Myth: An Urban History