The press release is written in first person by the Bronx-based artist, recounting memories of her past as a child like realising the nicer parks were for white children, living in brutalist architecture that she recalls felt like a prison and finding beauty “in the flowers that sprouted through the cracks of the sidewalk.”
Exploring environmental racism and the ways it manifests through our landscape of language, psyche, and social structures, Julien cites Lauren Pulido’s essay Rethinking Environmental Racism: White Privilege and Urban Development in Southern California (2000) as being an important influence in the way she has been interrogating and understanding the concept of space in her work.**
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