Walking Tour #2: East Village with Prithi Kanakamedala (Platform 2018) – Danspace Project
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Walking Tour #2: East Village with Prithi Kanakamedala (Platform 2018)

Image: Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. "Plate 41: Map bounded by Fourth Avenue, East 12th Street, Second Avenue, Fifth Street; Including Bowery, Third Avenue, Sixth Street, Seventh Street, Eighth Street (St.Mark's Place), Astor Place, Stuyvesant Street, East Ninth Street, East 10th Street, East 11th Street" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/5e66b3e8-77fd-d471-e040-e00a180654d7

*This tour is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances*

Platform 2018 considers the cultural, dance, and architectural histories of the many peoples who’ve inhabited downtown NYC and beyond. Each week the Platform will feature a commissioned walking tour led by an artist or scholar.

Prithi Kanakamedala is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Bronx Community College of the City University of New York. Kanakamedala’s tour will delve into her research interests including the Black Atlantic, New York’s nineteenth-century free Black communities, and the city’s historic material culture.

Danspace Project will confirm exact meeting location for the tour approximately one week in advance.