LE TOUR DE GENTRIFICATION
Here a vibrant African-American neighborhood with a club where the great jazz musicians played was demolished to build a hospital complex that was in the end never actually built.
The talk was about gentrification as ‘colonization by other means’ (by market forces) and the privatizing of our ’CULTURAL COMMONS’ i.e. alternative bicycle fun being turned into a marketing brand to sell the city to out-of-state yuppies.
From Pedalpalooza & the Politics of Fun (photo story)