As part of the Up/Down, North/South three-part series at the Studio Museum in Harlem, author Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts and designer V. Mitch McEwen (former college roommates) discussed Rhodes-Pitts’ first book Harlem is Nowhere: A Journey to the Mecca of Black America.
The free program was standing room only and opened up a conversation about retaining Harlem’s past and pondered what gentrification means for Harlem’s future.
Rhodes-Pitts, a Harvard graduate, has been getting quite a bit of press for her first book, which she says is the first of a trilogy that documents Harlem, New Orleans, and Haiti.
Read more about Harlem is Nowhere:
- “Harlem Is Nowhere”: Travels in a city of dreams (salon.com)
Photos by D. Bell/Uptownflavor