Issue Ten - Gentrify This

In this issue...

Main Features

GENTRIFY THIS: From Markets to Malls

London's most iconic markets seem to be common targets in aggressive repaving work, often bringing about misery for the traders, and coinciding with other uncomfortable "regeneration" plans.

'In an Ideal World', with Artist Taxi Driver

Well it's our tenth issue, and a lot of shit's gone down lately. So we wanted someone special to do our 'In an ideal world' feature, and someone who loves a rant. So, here's YouTube sensation, artist and taxi driver...

Rave to Save: how a common gets by in an age of cuts and regeneration

We learn about how Streatham common is maintained by a local cooperative, and bizarrely, a rave...

Mapping Jerusalem

Vale got map fever a few years back and is here with us to share her expertise on mapping, maps and their future, with frequent forays into the topic of gentrification.

Other News

Divide and conquer.

We've all heard the saying 'divide and conquer' but perhaps we thought that it was only used in military ops or as a drunken pulling strategy. Did you ever consider that it is actually a philosophy the powerful elites of our world are implementing?

Art

The ridic' Flanges

Performance artiste extraordinaire is back with their second contribution to La Bouche. Here they present a dystopian vision of the future establishments in places like Brixton - or maybe it's already there, where the chicken shop used to be...

Rhizome

Advertising plays a critical role in gentrification, appealing to the aspiring property magnate. This Greek crew excel in their self-described 'parody of hideous neo-chic flat ads and deleuzians'

"Actually we hate it here!"

Jack Blackburn is a painter and writer who has spent most of his life fucking about

QC Receives a Standing Ouef-ation: Vaults Security Scrambles to Kitchen

Our very own #QC - La Bouche gossip columnist and performance artist Quilla Constance - at her solo exhibition at The Vaults Gallery, London, Funded by Arts Council England.

Poetry

Dub Haiku

Avi Bram, master and pioneer of the double haiku (aka the Dub Haiku) penned this sweet two-some on the theme of gentrification