I work on displacement, urban mental health, and collective consciousness.
Main Street: How a City's Heart Connects Us All
How do Main Streets contribute to our mental health? This intriguing question took social psychiatrist Mindy Thompson Fullilove on an 11-year search through 178 cities in 14 countries. As Andy Merrifield notes in the foreword, “Mindy has drifted through a lot of Main Streets, walked them, observed, talked to people, ordinary people as well as professional practitioners." Now available for purchase.
The ecology of inequality
In 2018, to mark the 400th anniversary of the first recorded arrival of enslaved Africans to American shores, Mindy Fullilove worked with her class at the New School to create a timeline of inequality in the United States, incorporating the narratives of a range of marginalized groups. Their purpose was to visualize the ecology of inequality, situating its stories in time and space—in specific neighborhoods, laws, events, moments—and making the connections between them explicit in the hope of...
2017 Commencement Address
Celebrating the Power of Design and the Class of 2017
The Town Shrink - The New York Times
Trained as a psychiatrist, Mindy Thompson Fullilove now puts entire cities on the couch.
By ROBERT SULLIVAN
JUNE 23, 2015
From Enforcers to Guardians: A Public Health Primer on Ending Police Violence
A public health approach to understanding and eliminating excessive police violence.
Excessive police violence and its disproportionate targeting of minority communities has existed in the United States since police forces first formed in the colonial period. A personal tragedy for its victims, for the people who love them, and for their broader communities, excessive police violence is also a profound violation of human and civil rights.
Most public discourse about excessive police violence ...
Why you should learn about the city you live in | Mindy Thompson Fullilove
To heal a city, you must mend its fractures. Mindy Thompson Fullilove does just that in response to rapidly gentrifying New York City neighborhoods like Harlem and Washington Heights. Through her initiative Hike the Heights, she encourages citizens new and old to explore, appreciate and learn about all parts of the city they call home. TEDArchive presents previously unpublished talks from TED conferences. Enjoy this unedited talk by Mindy Thompson Fullilove. Filmed at TED@NYC 2013. NOTE: Comm...
Are You Planning to Stay?
For Dr. Mindy Fullilove, affirming the commitment to your community is an antidote to displacement and “root shock.”
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is an excerpt from “Main Street: How a City’s Heart Connects Us All,” by Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove, published in September 2020 by New Village Press. Dr. Fullilove, who earlier this year presented a Next City webinar about her projects 400 Years of Inequality and the People’s Platform for Equity, here presents case studies to illustrate the power...
How I Learned to Love My Hometown by Mindy Fullilove and Molly ...
A sense of history and community tugged at the heart of Mindy Fullilove and pulled her back to the Jersey home she’d forsaken.
'Root Shock': Urban Renewal and Black Neighborhoods : NPR
NPR's Tavis Smiley has a conversation with Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove about her book Root Shock, which explores urban renewal programs between 1949 and 1973 and their impact on African-American neighborhoods.
Serial Forced Displacement in American Cities, 1916–2010
We present the history of the policies as they affected one urban neighborhood, Pittsburgh’s Hill District. We conclude by examining ways in which this problematic process might be addressed.
Countdown to Main Street
SOME YEARS AGO MAIN STREET WAS DECLARED DEAD, BUT THOSE DOOM-SAYERS NEED TO VISIT NEW JERSEY. FROM NORTH TO SOUTH, IN ALL THE 21 COUNTIES, MAIN STREET IS FLOURISHING. MY GOAL, IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS, IS TO VISIT 100 MAIN STREETS IN NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK AND ELSE-WHERE. I'LL BE TRAVELING WITH FRIENDS AND POSTING MY FINDINGS ON THIS BLOG.
Inevitably, NYC itself has had to see a shrink
New York has long been notorious as the land of therapy, but as it turns out, even the city itself is sick enough (at least from an urban planning perspective), to need a psychiatrist. Her name: Mindy Thompson Fullilove, who works at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and teaches at Columbia University....
Urban Alchemy: Restoring Joy in America's Sorted-Out Cities: Mindy ...
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Root Of It All - Dr. Mindy Fullilove - YouTube
On November 20, 2012 the Institute of Women & Ethnic Studies, in partnership with Dillard University, hosted the Root Of It All: The State of Mental Health of New Orleans' Youth Conference. Over two hundred attendees learned about the challenges our children are currently facing and discussed the best solutions to tackle this mental health epidemic. This excerpt is from Dr. Mindy Fullilove, Research Psychiatrist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Public Health and Clinical Psychiatry Professor at Columbia University.
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