Artists' Resistance in the Inner City: Challenging or 'Smoothing' the Process of Gentrification

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Artists have long been viewed as pioneers of gentrification, and yet contemporary studies also point to how artists themselves have been displaced as a consequence of the revalorisation of property. This talk presents the case of a gentrifying neighbourhood in Montreal, where artists have successfully fought to secure affordable studio space, and reflects on the lessons that this case suggests for a broader struggle against displacement.
Gentrifcation talk by Norma Rantisi
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This is a video of the talk given by Norma Rantisi, Associate Professor in Geography, Planning and Environment, Concordia University on March 7, 2013, atGoldcorp Centre for the Arts at SFU Vancouver.
1 hour, 57 minutes
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