gentrification

Post image for Anti-Gentrification Coalition Calls for Galleries to Leave LA’s Boyle Heights

LOS ANGELES — The latest development in the debate over art and gentrification in Boyle Heights took place earlier this month, when a public forum was held at the Pico Gardens complex, part of the largest public housing bloc west of the Mississippi.

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Post image for Mural in Abandoned Philly Building Becomes Wall Art for Future Condo

Real estate developers whitewashing or tearing down walls covered in graffiti is a familiar narrative, but it appears we may have reached such an advanced stage in the cooptation of street art that those days will soon be at an end.

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Post image for A Hellish L Train Commute Inspires a Graphic Novel History of Williamsburg

Here’s one way to deal with a hellish subway commute: stare at your fellow passengers, draw their portraits, and turn them into characters in a graphic novel.

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Post image for A Public Art Project Invites Gentrifiers to Confess Their Sins

On a Saturday evening a few weekends ago, several artists, performers, activists, and writers gathered at an apartment in Chelsea to discuss their relationship to the city-wide process of gentrification.

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Post image for Sand Sculptor Transforms Construction Site into Anti-Gentrification Cat Art

On Saturday afternoon, sand sculptor Zara Gaze came upon a pile of sand at a construction site in her rapidly gentrifying south London neighborhood of Brockley.

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Post image for Gallerist Proposes List of Most Influential People in Bushwick, Sparking Neighborhood Outrage

On January 1, Bushwick gallery Fuchs Projects announced its plans to share a list of the “200 most influential people in Bushwick in 2016” — news met with fierce outcry from members of the community troubled by what many regarded as an exclusive project ignorant of the effects of gentrification.

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Post image for Galapagos Art Space Founder Attempts to Flip Detroit Building for $6.25 Million

Just over a year ago, Robert Elmes made waves when he announced that the beloved Brooklyn art institution he’d founded 20 years prior, Galapagos Art Space, would be closing up shop in New York and moving to Detroit.

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Post image for Activists and Residents Light Up Bushwick with Anti-Gentrification Signs

Since Christmas Eve, some lights along the streets and in the houses of Bushwick have spelled out a number of messages quite different from the festive wishes one usually finds during the holiday season.

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Post image for A Complex Portrait of Gentrification in New Yorkers’ Own Words

Last month the Brooklyn Public Library bestowed its inaugural Brooklyn Eagle Literary Prize for a work of non-fiction on DW Gibson for The Edge Becomes the Center: An Oral History of Gentrification.

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Post image for Anti-Gentrification Activists Protest Real Estate Summit at Brooklyn Museum

More than 100 activists and artists affiliated with community groups from throughout the city gathered at the Brooklyn Museum this morning to protest its hosting of the 2015 Brooklyn Real Estate Summit.

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