Filmmaker Puts City Changes In Focus

 Elihu Rubin (Lucy Gellman photo)

Elihu Rubin (Lucy Gellman photo)

December 21, 2015 - From Chapel West to Crown Street to the Hill to Wooster Square, New Haven’s construction boom is causing ripples in the city’s sense of place. For some, these moments of transition can be jarring; for others, they offer the perfect opportunity to reflect on the history and symbolism and social impact of New Haven’s physical landscape.

“Being able to document urban change is something that’s very interesting to me,” architectural historian and documentary filmmaker Elihu Rubin said in an interview on WNHH’s “Deep Focus” program. “How do we cope with urban change? How do we interpret it? And who are the agents of development and redevelopment? When do we feel empowered to participate in that, and when do we feel that things are just kind of happening?”

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