A few weeks ago I mentioned that Captain Rumble and I ended up at a party in Sydney after a writers’ festival dinner. The party followed an exhibition curated by a friend of mine, Zanny Begg. Well, the book that emerged from the exhibition is being launched in Melbourne:
There Goes The Neighbourhood: Redfern and the Politics of Urban Space
Melbourne Book Launch & Tea Party
Saturday July 4th
Guest Speaker: Gary Foley
361 Sydney Rd,
Brunswick, VIC 3056
P: 9381 4019
Worried about the gentrification? Rising rents? Apartment blocks popping up on every corner and yuppies taking over your local neighbourhood? Well you’re not alone… There Goes The Neighbourhood: Redfern and the Politics of Urban Space is a book produced in conjunction with an exhibition in Sydney which explores these issues. From Collingwood to Redfern to New York to Copenhagen people the world over are negotiating life in the city – squatting, living space, evictions, rents and so on. Come along to a launch of the book and a discussion about spatial politics in the city.
There Goes the Neighbourhood begins with a close study of Redfern before expanding into international examples to provide a detailed exploration of how the phenomenon of gentrification is altering the relationship between democracy and demography around the world. This book has been published in tandem with an exhibition of the same name and many of the contributions come from participating artists in the exhibition: Brenda L. Croft (Australia), 16beaver (USA), Daniel Boyd (Australia), Temporary Services (USA), Jakob Jakobsen (Denmark), Lisa Kelly (Australia), SquatSpace (Australia), Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro (Germany/Australia), Evil Brothers (Australia), You Are Here (Australia), Michael Rakowitz (USA), Miklos Erhardt and Little Warsaw (Hungary), Bijari (Brazil) and Democracia (Spain). The book also includes contributions from key thinkers about the complex life of cities such as the Situationists, Mike Davis, Brian Holmes, Gary Foley and Elizabeth Farrelly.
There Goes The Neighbourhood is edited by Keg de Souza and Zanny Begg from You Are Here, a Sydney based art collective which focuses on social and spatial mapping.
Designed by Tom Sevil (Breakdown Press)
Printed by Break Out Print
For more information: http://www.theregoestheneighbourhood.org/book.htm