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Urbanscape (2012-2015) for the University of Rhode Island’s Providence, Rhode Island’s campus. Marc co-created and hosted a public forum concerned with urban issues directed towards a general audience.

Panelists included:

  • Susan Herman – President of the ACLU and Centennial Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School
  • Don Mitchell – A MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellow, distinguished professor of geography in the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.
  • Saskia Sassen – Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University and Centennial visiting Professor at the London School of Economics. Sassen coined the term global city.
  • Edward Glaeser – Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1992.
  • Barry Bluestone – Stearns Trustee Professor of Political Economy, founding director of the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, and the founding dean of the School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.
Watch the video-documentation recorded live during the seven evenings of Urbanscape Lecture Series.

A New England Love Story (In Production)

A film about the three floor tenement unique primarily to urban and industrial New England, that was a central feature in the lives of many late 19th, 20th and 21st century immigrants and wells as others seeking affordable, decent quality, multi-unit housing.

This film is about the ‘everyday’ stories of those who lived in Triple Deckers; how their flexible interior and exterior spaces allowed for physically incorporating ‘old country’ patterns of life into their new lives as well as affording them the opportunity to align their domestic lives with newly acquired desires and cultural expectations of their adopted country.

This film will be one part architectural history, one part social history, one part economic history, one part urban history and one part American industrial and immigration history.

At the same time, Triple Decker; A New England Love Story will be a story of people, of those who lived in them, studied them and reviled them as ‘Trojan Horses’ for alien beliefs and culture.

Trailer: youtube

Marc showing his trailer during the “Triple Decker Day” at McCoy Stadium, home of the Paw Sox on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at their 6:15 pm game.

Rhode Island documentary filmmaker Marc Levitt, left, at Bates Mill in Lewiston on Saturday afternoon at Museum LA. At right, videographer Will Lepczyk checks the lighting before they begin filming. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

Rhode Island filmmaker includes Lewiston in ‘Triple Decker—A New England Love Story’ By Kathryn Skelton, Staff Writer, Sun Journal, September 17, 2018

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