Shoreditch has always been changing, like every other part of London, like every other part of every city.
Ignoring the hipster stuff, a good look at some of the developing and developed parts of Hackney. “There is a fundamental mismatch between what ‘regeneration’ does and the sort of organic development that resulted in the Shoreditch of today. … Most developers do exactly the opposite of what makes Shoreditch successful.” (via @amcewen)
@amcewen Good stuff, thanks Adrian.
@holgate Yes. “Tech City” is only amplifying this particular change. I did write a bit about that but wisely trimmed 2/3 of the post.
@holgate Or, there have always been points where the change is quicker, and so more painful.
@holgate Yes, true. And it’s possible that the cycle is quicker now, and so the change is felt more painfully.
@holgate I’m not even sure it’s necessarily a cycle in this case. Not just rich to poor to rich to poor. Gradually changing industries.
@cavvia But saying “this complaint isn’t new, it’s a very old complaint” doesn’t mean it’s a bad complaint, or not worth having.
@cavvia I don’t know if it’s been ignore politically. Maybe sometimes complaints about change have had an effect. I have no idea.
@cavvia I fail to see what “discredits” a complaint today if it’s a complain people have always had?
@cavvia I say nothing pejorative about people grumbling today. Simply that people have always been grumbling.
@cavvia You said that I say no one should protest or complain about change. But I don’t say that (or its opposite). What tone do you mean?
@cavvia Again, I don’t say there are never reasons to protest. Or that there aren’t now. Where do I say that?
@cavvia You’re reading the “stop grumbling” into it. The message is “cities always change”. And, maybe, “don’t think now is special”.
@cavvia Again, I’ve missed the part where I said we shouldn’t scrutinise anything.
@cavvia Please point me at where I say that.
I wrote a little bit about the changing face of Shoreditch over the years, decades, centuries: gyford.com/phil/writing/2…
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