• scryberwitch

    Great article, thanks for sharing. I think both this article and the LA Times one both point out the danger of urban renewal/revitalization that comes in from the outside and not from within. Poor artists moving to affordable (AKA depressed or blighted) parts of town aren’t the problem. It’s the developers, landlords, and real estate agents who use artists’ perceived cache to hike up rents and otherwise displace BOTH the long-time residents and the poor artists. I’m not sure what can be done about it. Artists will always be artists, and they are valuable to any society. This social cannabalism of greed can’t last.