One of our favourite subjects in the world is gentrification. This nasty name represents the improvements of a neighbourhood (this is the good part) on the costs of forcing out the less fortunate.
Guess what? A city doesn’t become famous by having good squash clubs. New York reached its global status by harvesting artists of all kinds in cheap studios. Those days are gone. Today, an emerging artist has a hard time living in Brooklyn.
In an attempt to solve this problem, the mayor of NYC building 1.500 cheap live/work spaces for struggling artists.
Good initiative! European cities, please take notes! Or we are going to make due with socialites turned DJs, turned jewellers and turned artists.