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#Photography #Gentrification #Urbanisation #Neoliberal economics #David Harvey #Brian Ulrich #Daniel Shea #Coal #Retail #Copia #Plume
A photographic reworking of yesterday’s David Harvey quotation, via the work of Brian Ulrich and Daniel Shea.
“I think the spreading out of the city, and the creation of the suburbs, and the creation of gated communities, fragments the possibility of a coherent political life and this idea of a communal political project. It leads to a lot of Not in My Backyard politics. People don’t want to live near people who look different, don’t want migrants hanging around – so sociality has changed. I always think of the political subjectivity that has been created by the suburbs, the gated communities, and of course it’s a fragmented subjectivity in which no one is going to be able to take in the totality of the city, and the totality of the urban process as something that they should be concerned about. They’re just concerned with their piece of it. To reconstruct a body politic of the city on the ruins of this capitalization process is what I believe the political project needs to be about.”
— “Urban revolution is coming”, interview with David Harvey at Salon.com