Time and location: 12 - 12.30pm, Geography 126 Lecture Theatre
Title: Hipsterfication: Understanding place change in inner London
Description: Bearded men with ill-fitting trousers and dodgy socks, sourdough bread, ‘artisan’ coffee and craft beer: what can the much-derided figure of the hipster tell us about place change in inner London? Using the example of Hackney – home of the hipster – this talk considers how inner London has been transformed over the last three decades, assessing the impacts of gentrification and redevelopment.
Speaker: Professor Alastair Owens