Location: Virtual

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 @ 7 PM 

One of the eeriest aspects of the pandemic in New York is the possibility—and, increasingly, the reality—of flight, en masse, from the city. Since the seventies, the specter of an empty city—and its associations with white flight, urban decay, and crime—has left a strong impression on New Yorkers. We will look at NYC at its "emptiest," and explore visual archives of the ‘70s and other precarious historical moments to see how representation has transformed popular ideas about public space.