Gabrielle interviewed by Prithi Kanakamedala — at the Gotham Center

Such a pleasure to be interviewed about Contested City by public historian Prithi Kanakamedala for the Gotham Center for New York City History. Read an excerpt of our conversation below — or read the whole thing here. *** Your name — Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani — is on the front cover as the author of Contested City (rightly so!) But the work … Read more

Contested City excerpt in Public Seminar

Get a sneak peek at Contested City in this excerpt from Chapter 2 “Walking the City”, recently published by Public Seminar. Several years after my work in Brooklyn, Oakland, and the Vladeck Houses, I returned to the Lower East Side, this time as a professor of urban studies at the New School and director of Buscada, which combines art … Read more

Gabrielle interviewed in Public Seminar

A great new interview with Gabrielle by Julia Foulkes in Public Seminar — on everything from disinvestment, to visual urbanism, to the possibilities of art, and the vagaries of social practice. Read an excerpt below, and read the rest here. *** JF: You have a unique set of skills and experiences — an artist with deep knowledge of … Read more

Contested City is OUT!

Today’s the day! Contested City is now out in bookstores everywhere, and available online at Indiebound, Amazon, and from the University of Iowa Press. Can’t wait to see these in everyone’s hands. As a nice extra, it’s also Amazon’s #1 in new releases in Public Art.

Layered SPURA at the Queens Museum Panorama

In June 2018, Gabrielle got to live the urbanista dream–presenting at the Queens Museum’s scale model replica of New York City, the Panorama. As a speaker at the 2018 Open Engagement conference, she led participants through an hour-long virtual tour of the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area, as we walked above all of New York. … Read more

Gabrielle becomes Postdoctoral Fellow at the International Center of Photography

In 2017, Gabrielle joined the International Center of Photography as the inaugural Postdoctoral Fellow in Visual Culture. There she curated two groundbreaking events, making new spaces for dialogue around what’s at stake at the intersection of community and visual culture. “Community” is a potent, yet overused word, meaning dramatically different things to different people. Similarly, … Read more