Politicized Space and a City Beautiful: The Case of Washington, DC in the 20th Century

This exhibit will explore the birth of the City Beautiful movement in Washington, DC and how it led to a politicization and monopolization of space by those in power. The main question to consider is how did the City Beautiful movement and city planners in early-20th century Washington, DC reflect the goals of the middle and upper classes while neglecting the lower classes?

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Hannah Duus