Gentrification: good or bad? // presentation and discussion

Lilius, J. (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic or invited talk

Description

How can culture reanimate empty spaces and improve neighborhoods, without displacing itself and other local activities through rising rents? How can empty spaces be developed, while harmonising costs and benefits of gentrification?
In her presentation, Johanna will discuss gentrification and whether it is good or bad. She will present how three neighbourhoods in Helsinki are transforming through local initiatives, local activism and municipality lead interventions, and consider the consequences these transformations have for the neighbourhoods and the local communities.
Johanna is postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Architecture at the Aalto University, Finland, and holds a PhD in land use planning and urban studies. She has done research on middle class parents in inner cities, gentrification, suburban revitalization, housing policy and urban planning.
Discussion takes place at Turgeņeva street 15, Moscow forstadt neighborhood culture point and gallery opened by Free Riga in October of 2017.
Free entry, donations for heating the space welcome. #NewLifeForEmptySpaces #FreeRigaSarunas
Period15 Jan 2018
Held atFree Riga, Latvia