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  • Our Land, Our Stories - A Multimedia Experience
  • February 21, 2023
  • 5:30-7:30PM
  • Contact Email: admin@cca.rutgers.edu
  • The CCA will host an event introducing various aspects of the multimedia project Our Land, Our Stories - which includes a documentary film, book, exhibits, and original artwork. Join project director Anita Bakshi and other members of the project team to watch video clips and learn more about this project created with the Ramapough Lunaape Nation Turtle Clan.
  • Location: Rutgers Academic Building West, Room 6051, CAC (in person)

  • Bio: Anita Bakshi is the author of Topographies of Memories: A New Poetics of Commemoration (2017, Palgrave Macmillan). Following several years in architectural practice she received her PhD from Cambridge University with the Conflict in Cities Research Programme. She now teaches at Rutgers University, Department of Landscape Architecture. Her research focuses on contested landscapes and histories, environmental justice, and the relationship between architecture and inequality. She has published articles in Journal of Urban Design, e-flux Architecture, Journal of Landscape Architecture, Memory Studies, and International Journal of Islamic Architecture. Recent publications include Our Land, Our Stories (2022) and “Contaminated Representations.” 
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  • Our Land, Our Stories tells the intertwined story of racial and environmental injustice at the Ringwood Mines/Landfill Superfund Site, documenting contested narratives around the site’s contamination by Ford Motor Company in the late 1960s and early 1970s, leading to its listing as a Superfund site in subsequent decades. It unearths the histories and stories that have been buried alongside the dangerous chemicals that remain deep in the soil, just miles from a major drinking water reservoir, and counter the processes of erasure that have made the continuing presence of Indigenous peoples invisible to many.