A Park for All

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Faculty bio:

headshot of Aitana Guia

I am a social and political historian of postwar Europe. I focus on migration, nationalism, minorities, and environmental social movements. My latest research is on the greening of spaces in cities that used to be freeways. I aim to explore how the design of urban parks welcomes some people and, intentionally or unintentionally, keeps others away. My case study if the Turia River Park in Valencia, Spain, a wonderful 10K linear park that is very well suited to the needs and uses of “native” Valencians, but has become an unwelcoming space for racialized and migrant Valencians.
I hope that this fellowship will help me visibilize these stories of displacement and how to revert them and create “A Park for All”.