explorations and endeavors of ian jean gilpin cozzens

Fight To Save Eagle Square

This poster was made to try and raise awareness about mill buildings in Olneyville that were threatened with demolition in 2000-2001. When I first got involved in activism surrounding the development of Eagle Square, I was thinking mainly about the buildings and the possibilities they offered. I soon became aware that the issues encompassed much more than simple "preservation" — local economy, small industry, marginal existences were (and still are!) at stake.

>> (some thoughts about industrial buildings & why they are valuable NOT as luxury lofts...)

My involvement with this neighborhood in Providence, over the past seven years, has decisively changed my life. this poster was the beginning of it...

>> Ian Donnis reports on recent (2007) developments in Eagle Square

>> buildings in eagle square being demolished, 2002