Places Author Event at StoreFrontLab

StoreFrontLab, San Francisco

On Friday 31 May, we were delighted to visit StoreFrontLab for a panel discussion inspired by recent and forthcoming Places articles on Oakland.

The event, generously hosted by Yosh Asato and David Baker, brought together members of Places’ management committee and local friends of the journal to hear archivist Moriah Ulinskas, urbanist Mitchell Schwarzer, and writer/editor D. Scot Miller discuss their work on the past, present, and future of Oakland.

Their presentations on the photographic archive of mid-century urban renewal commissioned by city planner John B. Williams and the Oakland Redevelopment Agency, the privatization of the public city taking place amidst Oakland’s current boom, and the origins and legacies of The Afrosurreal Manifesto sparked lively and provoking conversation with the packed crowd, moderated by Places associate editor Frances Richard.

A podcast of the event will be available soon.