DW Gibson & Joseph O’Neill

Wednesday, May 20, 7:30 PM
DW Gibson presents The Edge Becomes the Center: An Oral History of Gentrification in the Twenty-First Century
In conversation with Joseph O’Neill

In recent years, gentrification has transformed our surroundings, altering the way cities look, feel, and cost. In his extraordinary oral history The Edge Becomes the Center, DW Gibson breathes life into the complexities of gentrification that play out across the globe and highlights the attitudes and opinions of those who are directly affected here in New York City, one of the fastest evolving cities in the world. Through interviews with individuals from all walks of life —landlords, tenants, drug dealers, politicians, artists, investment bankers, and everyone in between — the book provides an intimate snapshot of the economic, social, and cultural issues that shape gentrification. Gibson discusses these issues with novelist Joseph O’Neill (Netherland, The Dog) who writes of the book “DW Gibson captures precarious voices that might otherwise go unheard forever. This is an indispensable, enthralling work of social history.”

Event date: 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 7:30pm

Event address: 

686 Fulton street
Brooklyn, NY 11217