Collection: PART THREE

PPP (Project proposal)

Final finished project proposal

First PPP

Adding more books to bibliography

Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1988.
Kincaid, Jamaica A Small Place. New York:  Print.

Vicario, L., and P. M. M. Monje. 2003
“Another ‘Guggenheim Effect’? The Generation of a Potentially Gentrifiable Neighbourhood in Bilbao.” Urban studies 40 (12): 2383–2400.

Beauregard, Robert A.
"The Chaos and Complexity of Gentrification." Gentrification of the City (2013): 35-55.

Fujitsuka, Yoshihiro
 "Gentrification and Neighbourhood Dynamics in Japan." Gentrification in a Global Context The New Urban Colonialism (2005): 137-50.

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TUES 28 | 02 | 2017

 

PROJECT PROPOSAL DRAFT #1

 

 

Gentrification/Ghettofication

Project review:

“YOU TOOK THINGS THAT WERE NOT YOURS YOU MURDERED PEOPLE

YOU IMPRISONED PEOPLE YOU OPENED YOUR OWN BANKS AND YOU PUT OUR MONEY IN THEM”

Learning the significance of self reflection throughout the foundation course. Therefore, I plan to start the project through photography and the use of film. Brutalist architecture as a movement I aim to

 

Project concept and description:

 

Gentrification is defined as “the process of renewal and rebuilding accompanying the influx of middle-class people into deteriorating areas displacing poorer residents”

The displacement of the community is gentrifications most troubling effect. As Gentrification is accelerating at an alarming rate I aim to develop ideas and explore the impact of the movement on the community possibly starting with documentary film. The skyline of london is evolving and changing at an accelerated speed and can be compared to a nature film by David Attenborough about the return of spring to the canadian tundra. London is an awful, beautiful behemoth. We've been pulverised to a fine pulp with stories of its irrevocable gentrification and homogenisation. "It's not what it used to be," we say, wilfully ignoring our own participation in the loss of its charm. The city is rapidly exfoliating its grubby walls and cobbled streets and replacing them with bright, eternal glass and metal.

 

I will initially consider:

  • Why did they leave to begin with? (Rising crime and lowering standards)
  • What people fail to acknowledge is that the problem with “gentrification” is the fact that the government always punishes people for bettering themselves
  • Who lived there before the neighbourhood became undesirable?



Project evaluation:

The outcome of this project will the impact and process of Gentrification, the recycling of land and the regeneration of London's council flats to new and modern skyscrapers. Through exploring Brutalism, my sole aim is to highlight the unseen beauty of Brutalist architecture, the cultural link and personal element it holds especially to those evicted who called these buildings their home, all due to the value the land held. Creating the situation where the wealthy are winning but the unfortunate are fighting in self defence but losing.








Words associated with Gentrification:

 

White flight: the migration of white people from inner-city areas (especially those with a large black population) to the suburbs.

Colonialism

Art washing

ghetto-fication

property values

urban development

displacement

infrastructure

economic activity

marginalisation: Displacement of the community is gentrifications most troubling effect

conflict

Neighbourhood change

economic change

skyrocketing rents

Diversity

vitality of urban neighbourhoods

Rehabilitation

Redevelopment

Physical changes

Political conflict

subcultures

Historic preservation

Urban pioneers

economic movement

 

“victim of its own success”: The upward spiral of desirability and increasing rents and property values often erodes the very qualities that began attracting new people in the first place.


Demographics: An increase in median income, a decline in the proportion of racial minorities, and a reduction in household size, as low income families are replaced by young singles and couples.

 

Real estate markets: Large increases in rents and house prices, increases in. the number of evictions  and new development of luxury housing

 

Land use: A decline in industrial uses, an increase in office, the development of live-work “lofts” and high-end housing, retail and restaurants

 

Culture and character: New ideas about what is desirable and attractive, including standards for architecture, landscaping, public behaviour, noise and nuisance

“Miscarriage of social justice”

 

Films

 

Gut Renovation
Su Friedrich

https://vimeo.com/50568378

http://www.citylab.com/housing/2013/03/raw-anger-permeates-new-film-about-gentrification-williamsburg-brooklyn/4888/



Public House (2012)
Sarah Turner

 

156 Rivington” (2002)
Andrea Meller

 

‘2037’

Merav Walklet, Kossisko Konan
http://www.berkeleyside.com/2016/05/10/ones-to-watch-berkeley-filmmakers-address-gentrification-in-horror-sci-fi-film-2037/

 

Real Estate Fiction
Two-part short film series

A project by Left Hand Rotation collective

https://vimeo.com/133215797


White Knuckle (2017)

Xavier Coleman

April 2017


http://www.thefader.com/2016/11/07/white-knuckle-slasher-movie-kickstarter

 

UTOPIA LONDON(2010)

Directed by Tom Cordell

http://www.cinemamuseum.org.uk/2017/screening-of-utopia-london-2010/

 

‘Broker’

28-minute film

 

Touch (2013)
Written/Directed/Produced by Shola Amoo & Co-Produced by Ian Aryeh https://vimeo.com/62367468



A Moving Image (2016)

Directed by Shola Amoo”
A Multimedia feature film
http://www.amovingimagefilm.com

 

https://mediadiversified.org/2016/06/02/gentrification-and-complicity-in-south-london-an-interview-with-shola-amoo/



Flag wars

film length: 60 mins

premiere date: June 17 2003

Filmmaker(s):

Laura Poitras

Linda Goode Bryant

 

Flag Wars, the extraordinarily moving documentary by Linda Goode Bryant and Laura Poitras, tells the story of an increasingly common but little documented American phenomenon - the economic and ideological clashes involved in urban gay gentrification , the film is as deeply moving as it is politically astute.”

 

  • The Advocate

 



“‘Flag Wars’ narrative structure is designed to ‘drop’ the viewer into the film’s events so they gradually watch the story unfold and come to understand the immunity through the people who live there, rather than through talking heads or voiceover.”  

  • Laura Poitras, Filmmaker

 

“The ‘gentrification’ of poor neighbourhoods may sound may sound like a good thing, if you're white and middle class. But what about the poorest of the poor who may own a ramshackle house and not have the money to make necessary repairs? The insightful documentary presents a black neighbourhood invaded by white gays who Seem at first unsympathetic to their black neighbours. But the seed of solution is here and it lies in unselfish volunteerism.”

 

  • M.S Mason, Christian Science Monitor

 

 

"Power tends to Corrupt, and Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely"

 

  • John Dalberg-Acton

 




ARTIST RESEARCH:

Benjamin Grant

An urban designer, city planner and writer in the San Francisco Bay Area



Kerry Trengove,
An Eight Day Passage, 1977, performance documentation. Courtesy Acme Studios Archive, London.

 

Keith Coventry
at his home in Shoreditch, London HD video still from There Goes the Neighbourhood, 2015

 

Michael Wolff


The McCoys pose for a portrait inside their installation of a scaled-down apartment kitchen.CreditBenjamin Norman for The New York Times

 

Michael Wolff

 

Bibliography:

  • Edmond Hamilton
    “The Chintz Age” (Cervena Barva Press, 2015)
    “Highline/Highlife,”

 

Interview - Doug Holder interviews Edmond Hamilton author of "The Chintz Age"

https://archive.org/details/Z0000024

  • Victor Lenore, "Indies, Hipsters and Gafapas, Chronicle of Cultural Domination,"

  • Michael Wolff, The transparent city, 2008


  • Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1988.
    Kincaid, Jamaica A Small Place. New York:  Print.

  • Vicario, L., and P. M. M. Monje. 2003
    “Another ‘Guggenheim Effect’? The Generation of a Potentially Gentrifiable Neighbourhood in Bilbao.” Urban studies 40 (12): 2383–2400.

  • Beauregard, Robert A.
    "The Chaos and Complexity of Gentrification." Gentrification of the City (2013): 35-55.

  • Fujitsuka, Yoshihiro
    "Gentrification and Neighbourhood Dynamics in Japan." Gentrification in a Global Context The New Urban Colonialism (2005): 137-50.



WWW Sources:

How London's gentrification impacts on artists

BY JONATHAN P. WATTS
https://frieze.com/article/there-goes-neighbourhood

What is Gentrification?
http://www.pbs.org/pov/flagwars/what-is-gentrification/


Filmmaker Bios

http://www.pbs.org/pov/flagwars/bio/


Commentary: Chicago Gentrification

Audio
April 18, 2003

2:45
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1236653

 

From Notting Hill to Poltergeist: how Hollywood handles gentrification

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2016/oct/03/from-notting-hill-to-poltergeist-how-the-movies-handle-gentrification


A Moving Image: the film Spike Lee might have made about Brixton

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/oct/06/a-moving-image-spike-lee-brixton-shola-amoo


Flag Wars: Linda Goode Bryant: Filmmaker interview

http://www.pbs.org/pov/flagwars/interview/

http://www.pbs.org/pov/flagwars/production-journal/

 

Reclaim Brixton

http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2015/04/reclaim-brixton-25th-april-black-revs-and-the-brixton-village-black-blockade-action/

 

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/oct/06/a-moving-image-spike-lee-brixton-shola-amoo

 

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2016/oct/05/building-way-to-hell-readers-tales-gentrification-around-world

 

http://epigram.org.uk/lead-article/2017/02/divided-city-ghettoization-gentrification

 

https://www.timeout.com/london/art/11-really-rare-photos-of-the-barbican-being-built





Exhibitions


Tate Britain

Rachel Maclean: Wot U :-) About?
Millbank
London
SW1P 4RG
Open 10am - 6pm
https://www.timeout.com/london/art/rachel-maclean-wot-u-about?icid=np--feature


Vestry House Museum

The Ex-Warner Estate in Waltham Forest
Vestry Road, London E17 9NH
29 October 2016 -19 February 2017

Open 10am-5pm,
Wednesday – Sunday

Admission free

 

The Showroom
Laura Oldfield Ford: Alpha, Isis, Eden
63 Penfold St

London

NW8 8PQ
Wednesday - Saturday
12 - 6pm

Victoria Miro gallery
Do Ho Suh

16 Wharf Rd

London

N1 7RW
Tuesday - Saturday

Open 10am-6pm


Museum of London
Perspectives of Destruction: Images of London, 1940-44
How do artists depict war?

10:00am-5:30pm
27 January - 8 May 2017

http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london/whats-on/exhibitions/perspectives-of-destruction



http://www.alternet.org/story/65512/haunted_house_films_are_really_about_the_nightmares_of_gentrification

 

https://utopiaorbust.wordpress.com/2010/03/02/gentrification-films-flag-wars-156-boom/

Contemporary art + gentrification = 'Artwashing'?

http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149959341/contemporary-art-gentrification-artwashing

 

Boston is gentrifying rapidly, so why do movies about it continue to romanticize the bygone grit?https://www.boston.com/culture/movies/2015/11/01/boston-is-gentrifying-rapidly-so-why-do-movies-about-it-continue-to-romanticize-the-bygone-grit



ACTION PLAN

Filming
Photography
Sketching (Life drawing)

 

Try to narrow down and focus, don't over focus

 

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