Mon, Sep 23 at 7:30 p.m. | 90 minutes
Neoliberalism is a confusing, multi-pronged process that changes the role of the state, the ‘market’, and even our own values. We see its impacts in our urban landscape, from what buildings get made to what schools get closed. With a scope this wide, it’s no wonder that this era of capitalism is often hard to define.
After reviewing how exactly we arrived at neoliberalism, this Olio will unpack its current role in New York City. We will discuss its function as an often contested urban, political, and spatial project and then ask: Can neoliberalism ever be useful?
Lauren Hudson is a peer educator with the Cooperative Economics Alliance of New York, an organization that she and other collective members of SolidarityNYC, a solidarity economy advocacy collective, co-founded. In addition to her organizing work, she is a recent PhD in Earth and Environmental Sciences at the CUNY Graduate Center and an adjunct in Africana Studies at CUNY’s John Jay College.