Join us for a night of conversation and wine as Amanda Wasielewski, author of Made in Brooklyn, leads a much-needed discussion on the DIY/craft/maker movement and artist-led gentrification, focusing on Brooklyn in particular.
Made in Brooklyn is a belated critique of the Maker Movement, from its origins in the nineteenth century to its impact on labor and its entanglement in the neoliberal economic model of the tech industry. Part history, part ethnography, Made in Brooklyn provides a unified analysis of how the tech industry has infiltrated artistic practice and urban space.
About the author
Amanda Wasielewski is an artist and Lecturer in Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam. She is a doctoral candidate in Art History at the Graduate Center CUNY and has previously taught at Lehman College and the Spitzer
School of Architecture at City College in New York. She has exhibited her artwork internationally.
About the in-conversation partner
Chloe Wyma is an art critic and doctoral student in art history at the CUNY Graduate Center, where she specializes in twentieth-century American art. Her writing has appeared in publications including Artforum, The New York Times Book Review, The Village Voice, The Art Newspaper, New York Magazine, Momus, Architectural Review, Dissent, and The Brooklyn Rail.
Please note there is a $5 entrance voucher for this event which can be purchased online or at the door. The voucher is good towards anything in store at WORD, including Made in Brooklyn. Please note that if you purchase the book directly from WORD at the event or via pre-order there is no need to purchase a voucher for admission.
Made in Brooklyn provides a belated critique of the Maker Movement: from its origins in the nineteenth century to its impact on labor and its entanglement in the neoliberal economic model of the tech industry. This critique is rooted in a case study of one neighborhood in Brooklyn, where artists occupy former factory buildings as makers.
$5 admission to see Amanda Wasielewski at 7:30 p.m. on July 12, 2018 at WORD Bookstores in Brooklyn. Your $5 voucher can be used towards anything in store, including Made in Brooklyn.