Saturday December 9 2017
Meet at 23rd and Cass, north side of street
Whatever the tax code or the deficit, the US government has the means to shape its territories — and expand them. The frontier is unfolding in reverse in north St. Louis, where the Department of Defense is about to take 122 acres of the city — not simply through erasure but literal removal of the land as a part of the accessible city. Across the street, the Pruitt-Igoe forest — record of past federal frontiering and monetization — has fallen for a new subsidized medical center. This critical drift, led by Michael Allen, will ask the question of “where does all the money go?” Money’s origin is fiction; its disposition is fact. Can we find it in the federalized and defederalized landscapes of St. Louis?