Tag Archives: social housing
Little Mountain
2010 | 2 channel video installation | Colour and black & white | Stereo sound | One loop 5:23min, one loop 8:35 min | Here the work is shown as a two-part video.
Little Mountain site 2014 - Housing is a right

Photo © 2014 Robin Hanvelt

Little Mountain is a good example of the consequences of local government abdicating its responsibility in favour of speculative investors. The destruction of the residential estate displaced a large number of families in favour of a speculative gentrification project which is to include only a small percentage of social housing. It is the kind of confrontation common throughout much of the Western world as governments move away from intervening in the economy as the welfare state towards providing an attractive investment climate for entrepreneurs as the “competition state”.

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