Welcome to the Allied Media Conference 2015! 
Saturday, June 20 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Speculative Cities: Becoming Place

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We are dreaming future memories of the city. This will be a hands-on workshop where we experiment with portals and use speculative fiction as a lens on gentrification. We will build strategies for disruption and the fantastical resistance of placekeeping and placemaking. Participants will walk away with a toolkit of tactics for remembering, preserving, and transforming our cities to places of possibility, autonomy, and interdependence.


Jenna Peters-Golden

Aorta Collective, Philly Stands Up
Jenna Peters-Golden is an organizer, trainer, anti-Zionist Jewish rabble-rouser and artist with an inexhaustible amount of energy for exploring, taking things apart, and putting them back together. Firmly planted in West Philadelphia, Jenna was raised in southeastern Michigan.

Ash Richards

Art Factory, Spatial Justice Lab
Ash Richards is a multi-media artist, story-teller, and urban planner. Their work has included using graphic design and mapping to re-imagine vacant land with youth, facilitating a farm cooperative in the South Bronx, and resisting development dystopia through sci-fi and performa... Read More →

Saturday June 20, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Education Building: Room 204