[URBANTH-L] A talk about urban space in an art venue in Queens NY -- University of Trash

Sawalha, Prof. Aseel asawalha at pace.edu
Fri Jul 31 12:02:05 EDT 2009

Conceptualizing Urban Space, Place, & Trash: academic theories for thinking on the street
Monday, August 3rd 2009 
Time: 4-6pm 
part of "University of Trash", an installation/ ongoing event www.universityoftrash.org or Facebook
at The Sculpture Center, Long Island City, Queens (directions below)
 By Aseel Sawalha,  & Judith Pajo, Anthropology Faculty, Pace University, New York  
Aseel Sawalha talks about the rise of academic theories of space
and place in the social sciences, touching on major thinkers and
 key debates, illustrated by case studies in Beirut and in New York
> Judith Pajo uses her her ethnographic research on recycling in
> Berlin and in New York City to explain the underlying politics and economics behind the post-Cold War concern for natural order.   
The Sculpture Center sits on a short cul de sac off of Jackson Ave just north of the railroad yard.
By Subway --E or V to 23rd/Ely 
Exit at front of train at the Citicorp Tower. Turn left onto Jackson Avenue and walk two blocks. Turn right onto Purves Street. 
G to Court Square 
Exit at front of train at (Court Square / Citicorp Tower). Turn left onto Jackson Avenue and walk two blocks. Turn right onto Purves Street. 
7 to 45road/Courthouse Square 
Turn left onto Jackson Avenue and walk three blocks. Turn right onto Purves Street. 
By Car
>From the Mid-town Tunnel:
Stay to the right in the tunnel. Take the Van Alst exit (which is immediately after the toll booth) to 21st Street. Follow 21st Street 2 blocks to Jackson Avenue. Right on Jackson Avenue about 1/3 mile. Pass Citicorp tower on left and Purves Street is two blocks further on your right (just past Dyke's Lumber). SculptureCenter is halfway down on left side. 
>From Queensboro/59th Street Bridge:
Take the upper level and follow signs for Jackson Avenue. At the light, turn right onto Thomson Avenue. Turn right on 44th Drive and right on Jackson Avenue. Take first right onto Purves Street. SculptureCenter is halfway down on left side. 
>From the Triboro Bridge:
Exit at Hoyt Avenue. Continue southbound and turn right on 31st Street. Merge onto northern Boulevard, which turns into Jackson Avenue. Turn right onto Purves Street. 
>From Long Island/Eastern Queens: LIE (495) West. Exit at Van Dam Street (the last exit before Midtown Tunnel). Turn right on Van Dam and make a left onto Thomson Avenue. At Jackson Avenue, turn right. Purves Street is the second right. 
By Bus--To get to SculptureCenter by bus from Brookyln, take the B61 to the stop at the intersection at Jackson Avenue and Court Square. Walk up Jackson Avenue 3 blocks and turn right onto Purves Street. 
Parking--There is metered street parking 

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