Joy and Division in Salford (and Manchester): The Artful Discourses of Gentrification

Aitken, J. and Brake, J. 2017. Joy and Division in Salford (and Manchester): The Artful Discourses of Gentrification.

TitleJoy and Division in Salford (and Manchester): The Artful Discourses of Gentrification
AuthorsAitken, J. and Brake, J.
Abstract

The talk examined the visual culture surrounding gentrification projects and how they mediate such urban changes. The work analysed a number of recent examples from building projects in Salford and Manchester to highlight how such constructions are deeply political in what they render as visible and invisible and ask us to consider issues of power and ideology.

Learning from gentrification battles from the 1970s to today it explored how corporate developers dedicate a substantial budget in order to create an acceptable marketing campaign for projects that remove contestation from the proposed urban changes and render aesthetic the political and economic reality of its drive for profit accumulation.

Year2017
FileConcrete Wasteland copy.jpg
Output mediaPublic Talk
KeywordsGentrification, Salford, visual culture, artists and gentrification,
Web address (URL)https://www.eventbrite.com/o/in-phoenix-house-a-sore-tooth-in-a-sea-of-development-15394700809?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=reminder_attendees_48hour_email&utm_term=orgname
http://salfordstar.com/article.asp?id=4173
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