Friday, February 24, 2012

DIY Urbanism and Homelessness

I came across this interesting article in my travels online. What do pop up shops and homelessness have in common? by Ann Deslandes. It gives a comparison between the urban culture of taking over disused spaces (think Renew Newcastle, or the You Are Here Festival in Canberra).

The article makes the point that while this is seen as very arty and a great use of space, people without a home are in a different basket all together.

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Daniel is now living in Santiago de Chile. You can find some more writing at I Love Chile

Recent Issues of Capital Eyes zine:

Issue 12- Sticky's Target 168: Russia
Issue 11- Yoko Oh No, Elysian
Issue 10- Break Even, Alexisonfire (reprints)
Issue 9- Jerkstore, Ruiner, To The North
Issue 8- 4 Dead, Dangers
Issue 7- Polar Bear Club, Jungle Fever