SIUC's Phi Alpha Theta History Club, American Institute of Architecture Students, and History Graduate Student Association are hosting an Official Showing of "THE PRUITT-IGOE MYTH" April 17th at 7:30 p.m. ADMISSION IS FREE.
The showing will be held in SIUC's Neckers building, room 240. Immediately following the film there will be a discussion led by Dr. John Davies, from the school of Architecture, and Dr. Pamela Smoot, History and African Studies, that will dig deeper into the topic and answer audience questions.
"The myth of the failure of the St. Louis Housing Project, Pruitt-Igoe, has been used to critique modernist architecture, attack public assistance programs, and stigmatize public housing residents. The Pruitt-Igoe Myth seeks to set the historical record straight, to re-evaluate the rumors and the stigma, and to implode the myth."
The St. Louis Dispatch calls it, "CAPTIVATING AND VISUALLY COMPELLING."
Variety raves, "SUPERB. AN UNCOMMONLY ARTFUL EXAMPLE OF CINEMATIC JOURNALISM."
Art Forum states that it is, "AN INTELLIGENT MEDIATION ON THE DECLINE OF AMERICAN CITIES."
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