To understand how artists act as gentrifiers and fit into capitalist plans to raise land value, we must first establish a working definition of gentrification as:
"A process by which dilapidated subdivided dwellings or slum neighborhoods are taken over by the wealthy or their agents through purchase, the non-renewal of leases or occasionally, the harassment of tenants, and then converted to expensive single-family housing. Gentrification is a reversal of the normal filtering process, for it involves old substantial dwellings that usually filter down the social hierarchy but in this case are recolonised and filtered back up." (Yardley 3-4)
Since identifying artists' role in the gentrification process is the subject of this paper and since the process relies on the establishment of an arts center, we must first ascertain artists' reasons for agglomerating.
Artists agglomerate for four primary reasons: to... [continues]
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