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Visual Arts

Black Trust Arts & Lecture w Karilyn Crockett & Abigail DeVille

When: October 29, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: 575 Warren Street, Roxbury, MA
Ages allowed: All Ages
Cost: Free
Black Trust Arts & Lecture w Karilyn Crockett & Abigail DeVille

Black Trust Arts & Lecture w Karilyn Crockett & Abigail DeVille

Date And Time

Tue, October 29, 2019

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT


Thelma D. Burns Building

575 Warren Street

Boston, MA 02121

This talk is free and open to the public.
Join us for the next event in our #BlackTrust Chuck Turner Arts + Lecture Series with author Karilyn Crockett and artist Abigail DeVille

About this Event

We are thrilled to welcome KARILYN CROCKETT, MIT Professor and author of “People before Highways: Boston Activists, Urban Planners, and a New Movement for City Making,” and ABIGAIL DEVILLE, acclaimed installation and sculpture artist.

The event is free and open to the community. Light food provided. Childcare available upon request: Please contact with childcare needs at least 2 weeks in advance if possible.


About Karilyn Crockett:

Karilyn Crockett earned a PhD from the American Studies program at Yale University, a Master of Science in Geography from the London School of Economics, and a Master of Arts and Religion from Yale Divinity School. Her research focuses on large-scale land use changes in twentieth century American cities and examines the social and geographic implications of structural poverty. Her dissertation, “People Before Highways: Reconsidering Routes to and from the Boston Anti-Highway Movement,” investigates a 1960s-era grassroots movement to halt urban extension of the interstate highway system, and forms the basis of her new book of the same name.

Prior to coming to DUSP, Karilyn served as Director of Economic Policy and Research and Director of Small Business Development for the City of Boston.


About Abigail DeVille:

Abigail DeVille was born in 1981 in New York, where she lives and works. Maintaining a long-standing interest in marginalized people and places, DeVille creates site-specific immersive installations designed to bring attention to these forgotten stories, such as with the sculpture she built on the site of a former African American burial ground in Harlem.

DeVille often works with objects and materials sourced from the area surrounding the exhibition site, and her theatrical aesthetic embodies the phrase, “One person’s trash is another person’s treasure.” Though collected objects are essential to her installations, DeVille’s priority is the stories her installations can tell. DeVille’s family roots in New York go back at least two generations; her interest in the city, and her work about it, is both personal and political.


Why #BlackTrust?

“We are in the midst of a paradigm shift, a reclamation of power in every aspect of our lives. We plan to see our agenda through. Cooperative economics, solidarity economy, economic democracy will become household terms. Relationships will not be transactional or zero sum. Relationships will be organized around and incentivized by mutual benefit and health. We will trust each other. Black Trust.” – Nia Evans, Director of Ujima

#BlackLove #BlackExcellence #BlackJoy #BlackTrust