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This podcast explores the real and symbolic questions of land and gentrification and displacement in our urban context.
We invite you into layers of conversation, storytelling, poetry and reflection with a variety of voices - local residents, activists, researchers, artists and theologians to explore the impacts of real and symbolic displacement on communities, how the value of land goes way beyond its economic value and how communities are responding with symbolic and real acts of defiance, imagination and hope.

REAL / SYMBOL Alison Merritt Smith

    • Arts

This podcast explores the real and symbolic questions of land and gentrification and displacement in our urban context.
We invite you into layers of conversation, storytelling, poetry and reflection with a variety of voices - local residents, activists, researchers, artists and theologians to explore the impacts of real and symbolic displacement on communities, how the value of land goes way beyond its economic value and how communities are responding with symbolic and real acts of defiance, imagination and hope.

    Episode 1: Even the trees are being displaced

    Episode 1: Even the trees are being displaced

    In this episode we start at the beginning by exploring how the process of development has deeply affected the neighbourhood of Shieldfield (and neighborhoods like it) and how these processes have caused not just physical displacement but also emotional and spiritual displacement. We also ask you to consider how the processes of development are affecting your community. What are the multiple effects of gentrification where you live ? How is it preventing certain communities from flourishing? How can you call attention to what is happening?

    Contributors include: Loretta Lees, Chris Jones, Willie James Jennings, Darren McGarvey, Alastair McIntosh, Julia Heslop, Hannah Marsden, Lydia Hiorns, Alison Wilkinson and many residents from Shieldfield.More
    Real / Symbol Episode 1: Even the trees are being displaced

    • 1 hr 12 min

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