The Building of a Community: a Modern Documentary on Lower East Side Culture, Activism and Community

We literally just shared a vintage film from the 80s about Lower East Side culture, and here is its modern counterpart.

The Building of a Community is a well-shot 2012 documentary produced by Colectivo Piloto and the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space about activist history and community in the Lower East Side.

With its long and continuing history as a haven for immigrants, artists, musicians, poets, and political activists, the Lower East Side has been a cultural incubator since its earliest days. Ideas, movements, trends and customs that derive from either old or new world cultures, or both, emerged and radiated from here.

Check out the project page for more info on The Building of a Community.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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