The World Is Always Coming to an End: Book Reading


Join us at the Stony Island Arts Bank for a discusssion with Carlo Rotella for a discussion and book signing on his latest book, The World Is Always Coming to an End.

Carlo Rotella grew up in South Shore—a place of neat bungalow blocks and desolate commercial strips, and sharp social contrasts. Now the hollowing out of the middle class has left residents confronting each other across an gap that makes it hard for them to recognize each other as neighbors. Rotella tells how that happened. Talking with residents and looking at race and class, persistence and change, Rotella explores the tension between residents’ investment of feeling and resources in the physical landscape of South Shore and their hesitation to make a similar commitment to the community of neighbors living there.

This event is free and open to the public. Learn more and RSVP here.