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Resisting Gentrification

Written by Thomas Büsch on . Posted in Subversives

Homeowners who refuse to make way – in pictures worldwide


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  • Seoul – A mural was painted on three mattresses belonging to people displaced from the Yongsan area
  • Protests by San Francisco and Oakland residents
  • Two nail houses left isolated on a construction site in Yichang, China
  • A house isolated on a mound on a construction site in Chongqing, south-west China
  • A local family is resisting giving his approval for the demolition of his house in Fikirtepe, Istanbul
  • Gentrification is everywhere - artist Halil Altindere photographed the hip hop group Tahribat-i Isyan on Taksim Square in Istanbul

A dingzihu – or ‘nail house’ – is a home where the owner refuses to accept compensation from a property developer for its demolition in China.


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