Gentrification processes push artists and creators away from the center of the cities, when historically, artists have revitalized neighborhoods, repurposed old buildings turning them into places to create, to show their work and to perform, attracting an audience and generating a whole economy around.
How would culture be affected if these spaces completely disappeared?, How can be the future of the cities’ center, nowadays invaded by commerce, if spaces are made available for culture (in its wider sense) to develop?, What must be done to preserve the spaces that still exist?
In this session Marie McPartlin will talk about the space she directs, Somerset House Studios, work spaces for artists located in a historical building in the center of London. Dimitri Hegerman, cultural activist and Tresor club founder, will share his experience turning abandoned spaces in Berlin (and currently in Detroit) into clubs full of life.
This talk will be moderated by Ralph H. Christoph, ℅ pop Festival co-founder and ℅ pop Convention organizer. A session to claim more spaces to create and party.