It Started With Pushing Out Native Tribes And Never Stopped: Tracking 200 Years Of Displacement In Uptown

The UIC professors behind the “Dis/Placements” project say that the fight against urban removal in Uptown is still very much alive today.

Hillbilly heaven
Uptown's Chelsea Hotel, on the left, opened in 1923 and required its first residents to rent rooms on a monthly basis to ensure no 'transients' stayed in the building. Photo courtesy jontrott.com
Hillbilly heaven
Uptown's Chelsea Hotel, on the left, opened in 1923 and required its first residents to rent rooms on a monthly basis to ensure no 'transients' stayed in the building. Photo courtesy jontrott.com

It Started With Pushing Out Native Tribes And Never Stopped: Tracking 200 Years Of Displacement In Uptown

The UIC professors behind the “Dis/Placements” project say that the fight against urban removal in Uptown is still very much alive today.

Reset sits down with two professors at the University of Illinois, Chicago to discuss their recent project tracking the fight against displacement in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood.

GUESTS: Anna Guevarra, founding director and professor with University of Illinois, Chicago’s Global Asian Studies Program

Gayatri Reddy, sociocultural anthropologist at the University of Illinois, Chicago