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Urban Folk Art: Performance, Politics, and the Right to the City

David Freedlander surveys a variety of performance events designed to reconfigure the relationships between urban space and urban dwellers in New York City. He describes a burgeoning guerrilla performance culture—from kicklines on the steps of the New York Public Library to impromptu road soccer matches conducted with a flaming ball—aimed at reclaiming the city, resisting processes of gentrification, homogenization, and corporatization.