[NetBehaviour] Heygate estate gentrification drawing

dave miller dave.miller.uk at gmail.com
Tue Oct 21 14:30:48 CEST 2014


thanks Simon!

I drew it (my daughter helped as well) for this pop-up show:
http://www.alternativepress.org.uk

Alternative Press are popping up in Greenwich with a DIY Art Show, Zine
Outlet, and workshops from 24th – 26th October 2014

@ 139 Greenwich South Street, SE10 8NX.

The show will be an open access exhibition which anyone can apply to take
part in, and will feature some of our friends from self-publishing, comix,
zines, and DIY.

Everything will kick off with a very accessible PUBLIC VIEW Friday 24th
October 7pm – 11pm, with acoustic open mic from 9pm. Bring your own drinks.

Over the weekend the space will be open from 11am – 6pm as an outlet and
creative hub for all things self published. Come and buy, swap, sell, and
read a whole host of small press publications, participate in workshops and
watch some awesome DIY films!

Cool things to note:

Saturday from 1pm = How I Screenprint at Home

A screenprinting demo and workshop. Bring a pale tee shirt to print a
souvenir pop-up tee.

Sunday from 2pm – 4pm = Submedia.tv / Stimulator marathon!

Screenings of: Street Politics 101, Ferguson: The chronicle of an
insurrection, Riot4Gazaand more episodes of global resistance TV!
www.submedia.tv

Long and short – EXHIBITION. ZINES. WORKSHOPS. SCREENINGS!

On 21 October 2014 11:43, Simon Mclennan <mclennanfilm at gmail.com> wrote:

> Great drawing!
>
> Simon
> On 21 Oct 2014, at 09:34, dave miller <dave.miller.uk at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> http://davemiller.org/comics/what_sorrow_for_you.png
>
> Some explanation:
>
> The top panel shows the Heygate Estate being demolished, and bottom panel
> shows anxious residents talking to their local councillor. This drawing is
> about greed and speculation, gentrification and social cleansing, how
> Heygate’s former tenants have been moved out of their homes to make way for
> their richer replacements.
>
> The text “What sorrow for you who buy up house after house and field after
> field, until everyone is evicted and you live alone in the land” - is taken
> from the Bible (Isiah 5)
>
> Some background:
>
> “This is a situation that divides everyone living in London in two: an
> affluent minority benefiting from a booming property market and a majority
> struggling under a severe housing crisis.
>
> Just south of the roundabout in Elephant and Castle, the Heygate Estate
> has become the paradigmatic example of the MIPIM-model of property
> development – what those profiting from it would like to call
> ‘regeneration’. Lend Lease, an Australian developer, are demolishing the
> Heygate council estate to make room for 2400 luxury flats. For thirty
> years, Heygate provided Southwark with 1200 social-rented dwellings; the
> new development will contain 79.
>
> Heygate’s former tenants have been moved out of their homes to make way
> for their richer replacements. Those who refused were dealt with via a
> Compulsory Purchase Order. Average compensation for a one-bedroom flat was
> £95,480; the cheapest equivalents in the new development will cost
> £310,000. Consequently, the vast majority have been scattered across south
> London.
>
> At a public inquiry into the process, former Heygate leaseholder Terry
> Redpath traveled in from Sidcup to describe how he was affected. “I could
> no longer afford to stay in the area,” he said. “The compensation I was
> offered plus £45,000 of life savings bought me a terraced property 15 miles
> out of London.”
>
> Heygate encapsulates how regeneration works – and why social cleansing is
> a more accurate term.
>
> At a time when millions of Londoners are in acute need of affordable
> housing, local authorities are knocking it down and replacing it with
> luxury flats. An affluent professional class moves in and, assisted by
> hedge fund managers with no intention of living in the homes they buy,
> entirely displaces the existing community.
>
> Meanwhile, most Londoners find themselves with no influence over the way
> their city changes, peeking through the window at a process that is selling
> off public land and pushing the poorest of them out of their homes.”
>
> Extracts taken from:
> http://leftfootforward.org/2014/10/the-mipim-property-fair-everything-wrong-with-regeneration/
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