Another amazing day today filming with @LetCircus at The Hollow, Eldon Lane, County Durham. Unicycling horses, topiary ladies, a stilt walking leek, & more in a performance about sewing & growing on the site of demolished pit terraces which will soon become a new community space. https://t.co/R8OPC4NSJv
Elephant Shopping Centre closes today. Victim of gentrification, social cleansing & artwashing at the hands of tax-avoiding developer Delancey, Southwark Council & a host of others.
Respect to @LatinElephant & its support for displaced market traders.
Elephant Shopping Centre closes today. Victim of gentrification, social cleansing & artwashing at the hands of tax-avoiding developer Delancey, greedy Southwark Council & a host of others.
Never forget @SouthwarkNotes' defiant opposition!
In these last days of the Elephant Shopping Centre, before it is cleansed of working-class traders and shoppers, it is important to remember the 7-year artwashing campaign by "award winning" socially engaged artists, The People's Bureau, on behalf of the developers...
We need grassroots, bottom-up regeneration that meets the needs of the people who already live there and welcomes newcomers, not a Creative Class fantasy for some and a gentrification nightmare for others.
And we need that new thinking NOW!
We need to think much more radically about community-ownership, cultural democracy, protecting the rights to existing communities to be respected and to share in how their neighbourhoods and communities are developed.