In this discussion, five anti-gentrification groups share their organizing work, contextualize
the specific ways in which gentrification is taking place in their neighborhoods, and address how the role of the culture industry opens communities to speculative real estate practices. They will also deliberate how practices of solidarity can develop
into a city-wide movement against unjust displacement.
The anti-gentrification groups are: LA Tenant's Union, North East Los Angeles Alliance, Defend Boyle Heights, Schools of Echoes, and Uplifting Inglewood.
The discussion that emerges from Geographies of Displacement will contribute to Migratory Times, a global art, research, and education initiative to facilitate transnational dialogues on displacement.
Migratory Times constructs a translocal architecture
for research and learning across diverse sites such as Jeju, South Korea; Bogota, Colombia; and Manila, Philippines. Over the course of 2016–17, learning circles will be convened in person
at local sites and through virtual networks, using popular education, participatory art, and co-design pedagogies. Through this structure, Migratory Times works across local and global contexts and questions about historical roots of displacement.