The Diaspora and the Ghetto: Gentrification and Housing Crises in South Williamsburg

Based on and around an interview with South Williamsburg resident Mercedes Urquidez, this exhibit explores the different ways in which gentrification effects the residential lives of community members. Mercedes' oral history and scholarly research join together to explore the ways in which entrification produces both diaspora and ghettoization, displacing people and cultures just as swiftly as it entraps them. 


Hannah Fullerton