Over at the HomeShop blog, I’ve been invited to write about the subject of gentrification. The first part of three has just been published, and there I’m thinking about the nature of gentrification and its causes and effects on local communities. I’m focusing on two examples: HomeShop’s own situation, and my home town of New Malden (in the South-West of London) which has seen the development of Europe’s largest South Korean community.
UPDATE: All three part have now been published on the HomeShop blog:
- Gentrification Disco, vol. 1.1: New Malden
- Gentrification Disco, vol. 1.2: Beijing
- Gentrification Disco, vol. 1.3: Everyday Life
Special thanks to Michael Eddy for the invitation to take part in the discussion!