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Start with the street, the voice said

Start with the street, the voice said

Jobst, Marko (2017) Start with the street, the voice said. Architecture and Culture, 5 (2). pp. 265-277. ISSN 2050-7828 (Print), 2050-7836 (Online) (doi:

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This text offers a writing experiment that aims to address the processes of gentrification. It employs a narrative mode of writing in the first person plural in order to demonstrate one possible way of capturing the complexities of everyday experiences of metropolitan conditions. The text challenges the assumed notions of authorial voice and supposed analytical objectivity of (academic) critique and proposes a way of tackling the ambiguities that lie at the core of the relationship forged between urban subjects and objects that partake in the flows of capitalism. The accompanying photographs, while depicting of some of the places described (Bermondsey Street, London, UK) are not literal illustrations. The readers are encouraged to forge their own connections.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fiction; Gentrification; Bermondsey Street; London
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Design (DES)
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > Digital Arts, Research & Enterprise (DARE)
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