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Monday, September 22, 2014

Magis Monday

Time: 9 am to 2:30 pm

Contact: Office of Admissions · admit@loyno.edu · 504-865-3240

Location: Thomas Hall - Whitney Presentation Room (TH 102)

Magis Monday is open to all prospective undergraduates interested in attending Loyola University New Orleans. Students will have the opportunity to tour campus, have lunch with current students,and visit an ongoing class. 

To register for Magis Monday, please visit http://apply.loyno.edu/visit-loyola.

Mass

Time: 12 pm to 12:30 pm

Contact: Ken Weber · kweber@loyno.edu · 504-865-3167

Location: Ignatius Chapel, 1st Floor, Bobet Hall

"Ghetto Aesthetics: The Pruitt-Igoe Myth and the Spatialization of Class"

Time: 6 pm to 7 pm

Contact: Laura Murphy · lmurphy@loyno.edu · 504-865-2479

Location: Whitney Bank Presentation Room, Thomas Hall

Loyola will host Julia Faisst who will give a talk titled, "Ghetto Aesthetics: The Pruitt-Igoe Myth and the Spatialization of Class."
 
In discussions of the alleged failure of public housing in the U.S., the Pruitt-Igoe myth long held sway over the public imagination. The modernist architecture of the fabled yet notorious Pruitt-Igoe, a massive postwar public housing project in St. Louis, was supposed to design social ills out of existence and change poor people for the better. Yet its rapid deterioration and ultimate demolition was blamed on the very African Americans who had been moved from crowded slums to the 33 high-rises. Honing in on residential segregation as a form of spatialized class divisions—so intimately tied to racial inequality—Faisst will offer a critical reading of Chad Freidrich’s 2011 documentary film The Pruitt-Igoe Myth, which aims at debunking this myth.
 
Faisst's talk foregrounds political indifference to the poor as well as scrutinizes contemporary aestheticizations of urban wastelands, arguing that systemic classism and racism were the cause, aim, and outcome of the Pruitt-Igoe’s degeneration.

Mass

Time: 9 pm to 9:30 pm

Contact: Ken Weber · kweber@loyno.edu · 504-865-3167

Location: Ignatius Chapel, 1st Floor, Bobet Hall