Daniel Hertz - "The Battle of Lincoln Park"

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Daniel Hertz

Daniel Hertz reads from The Battle of Lincoln Park: Urban Renewal and Gentrification in Chicago. He will be joined in conversation with Sebastian Hidalgo. A Q&A and signing will follow the reading.

At the Co-op

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About the book: The Battle of Lincoln Park tells the story of how people with clashing visions and values fought to determine the path “gentrification” would take before anyone was using that word. Calling on the power of private funds, public policy, moral appeals, and both nonviolent and violent protest, residents of Old Town and Lincoln Park struggled over the meaning of “desirable” homes, “neighborhood character,” and what kind of city Chicago should be. The outcomes set the tone for profound changes to the city that are still unfolding today.

About the author: Daniel Kay Hertz is the author of The Battle of Lincoln Park: Urban Renewal and Gentrification in Chicago, and has written about housing, transportation, and neighborhood change for outlets including The Atlantic, the Washington Post, and Chicago Magazine. He previously worked for the urban policy think tank City Observatory, and currently works at the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability. He grew up in Chicago and lives in Edgewater.

About the interlocutor: Sebastián Hidalgo is an award-winning visual journalist based in Chicago and the Midwest. Born and raised in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, his well-known project ‘The Quickest Form of Displacement in a Changing Barrio’ examines the cultural and social forms of displacement in a gentrified community; while preserving what he calls a ‘baptism of a previous experiences’ for those who grew in Pilsen’s violent past. Hidalgo work as a visual journalist focuses on Race and Power and policy in many underrepresented communities of color. His photographs can be seen in various national to hyperlocal publications, as well as in The National Museum of Mexican Fine Art permanent collection.

Event Location: 
The Seminary Co-op Bookstore
5751 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637