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The frontlines of gentrification

Photo by Jake Lewis/Vice

Forced evictions in six blocks on my street this week prompted protests against perceived gentrification in Brixton. I wrote an essay on my conflicted feelings about the ‘rise’ of my adopted home, from crime capital to foodie haven.

It was published online at the New Statesman here, and full text is after the fold.

Vice.com and Brixton Blog both published some great images of the protests and the resistance from within the squats themselves: see them here and here.

And, with perfect timing, Stylist magazine this week declared Brixton one of the ‘coolest neighbourhoods in the world’. I’ll miss it.

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