David Harvey: A View From Federal Hill Revisited (at the City From Below in 2009)

David Harvey: A View From Federal Hill Revisited (at the City From Below in 2009)

In 2009, The Baltimore Development Cooperative, Red Emma's, and the Indypendent Reader organized a conference on grasroots responses to urban injustice called The City From Below, which kicked off with a presentation by radical geographer and ex-Baltimorean David Harvey.  In his talk, he revisited his classic 1991 essay "A View From Federal Hill," which appeared for the first time in the Baltimore Book, and which presented a still essential overview of the way in which private interests had shaped the public urban landscape of Baltimore City.  For the City From Below, David Harvey updated his analysis in light of two more decades of development and the global financial crisis which began in 2008, presenting this all to a rapt crowd gathered on Federal Hill itself and overlooking the neoliberal city.  We're happy to make available, after a string of amazing technical difficulties, the video from that talk available here.

http://ia700501.us.archive.org/29/items/DavidHarveyAViewFromFederalHillRevisited/viewfromfederalhill-001.mp4

Raw footage for CC-licensed remixes and adaptations of this talk will be available later this week.