"There Goes the Neighbourhood": Gentrification, Cultural Economies and Social Change

Free Public Lecture

"There Goes the Neighbourhood": Gentrification, Cultural Economies and Social Change

Theatre 230
Kwong Lee Dow Building
234 Queensberry Street

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Around the world, cities are increasingly turning towards artists to revitalise their economies and improve urban life. Government policy often emphasises the importance of the creative industries and arts districts for growth and success. However, such development can also lead to housing unaffordability and community displacement. This panel will consider how artists are implicated within the process of gentrification and its relationship with cultural economies using examples from Melbourne, Berlin, London and New York.

Presenters

  • Professor Brendan Gleeson
    Professor Brendan Gleeson, Director of the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute
  • Associate Professor Kurt Iveson
    Associate Professor Kurt Iveson, Associate Professor of Urban Geography
  • Dr Max Holleran
    Dr Max Holleran, Lecturer in Sociology
  • Professor Alison Young
    Professor Alison Young, Francine V McNiff Chair in Criminology