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DW GIBSON - Edge Becomes The Center

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 7:00pm
603 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703-5413
The Edge Becomes the Center: An Oral History of Gentrification in the 21st Century Cover Image
ISBN: 9781468308617
Availability: Not available to order
Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 12th, 2015

Tuesday, June 16 at 7PM

Journalist D. W. GIBSON

speaking & signing The Edge Becomes the Center


Here in Austin, we all know the look, feel and affects of gentrification - we're living the change right now. Over the last few years, journalists, policymakers, critics, and historians have all tried to explain just what it is that happens when new money and new residents flow into established neighborhoods, yet we ve had very little access to the human side of the gentrification phenomenon. In his new book, D. W. Gibson takes gentrification out of the op-ed columns and textbooks and brings it to life, showing us what urban change looks and feels like by exposing us to the voices of the people living through it. Join us for this vital, relevant conversation. 


DW Gibson is the author of Not Working: People Talk About Losing a Job and Finding Their Way in Today s Changing Economy. His work has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, The New York Observer, The Daily Beast, BOMB, and The Caravan. Gibson serves as director of Writers Omi at Ledig House in Ghent, New York, which is part of the Omi International Arts Center. He lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.