Mapping Spectral Traces: The Place of the Wound

As part of the symposium organised by Karen Till (Maynooth University), Mapping Spectral Traces: The Place of the Wound (, Professor Mindy Fullilove will give a public lecture on Friday afternoon 14 October in Trinity College. Prof. Fullilove is an amazing speaker and activist, as well as public and social health expert. No registration is necessary. Details below and attached. Hope to see you there.

Serial Forced Displacements in the American City
Professor Mindy Fullilove, Colombia University and The New School, NYC
Friday 14 October, 3-5pm: Haughton Lecture Theatre, Trinity College Dublin

Professor Mindy Fullilove is a social psychiatrist bearing witness to the collective trauma of African-American communities historically assaulted by urban policies that demolish houses, raze townscapes, and disperse inhabitants. In Root Shock, Fullilove traced the pathologies of serial forced displacement: loss of community cohesion, interruption of intergenerational transmission of wisdom, rise in drug addiction, depredation by AIDS, and dissolution of African-American oral history and culture. In Urban Alchemy, Fullilove explicates the public health tragedies of segregated cities and offers lessons for making cities joyful.

This public lecture is generously sponsored by the Irish Research Council New Foundations scheme; and co-sposored by the Geographical Society of Ireland; Maynooth University Department of Geography; Department of Geography, Trinity College Dublin; the Mapping Spectral Traces network; and the Irish Space&Place Research Collaborative.






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