Léopold Lambert on Gentrifying Fortresses


In a recent post on The Funambulist, Léopold Lambert discusses “a particularly blatant example of the way architecture does not simply create real estate value on a given land, but also organizes space in a defensive and antagonistic manner. One of gentrification’s characteristics consists in the fantasy of danger that gentrifying bodies have for their gentrified counterparts — hence the need for them to accelerate the process — and therefore requires from architecture to provide a semiotics of security.”


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