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17:30 - 19:30 24 November 2016

Bartlett Film Exchange: The Pruitt-Igoe Myth (2011)


G01 | Central House (link Map)
14 Upper Woburn Place | London | WC1H 0NN | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Pruitt-Igoe, a mid-20th century public housing project in St. Louis, is commonly held as an archetype for the failure of publicly funded initiatives. Its dramatically captured demise and demolishment continues to service this myth. Former residents dispel the widely circulated narrative by highlighting the social and systemic forces that led to the estate’s destruction a mere two decades after it was erected.

With an introduction from Kirsten Zeller, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis.


Rebecca Payne
+44 (0)20 3108 9187 | rebecca.payne@ucl.ac.uk


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