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Regeneration Songs: Sounds of Investment and Loss in East London
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Anna Minton Alberto Duman
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Regeneration Songs: Sounds of Investment and Loss in East London

Anna Minton Alberto Duman Malcolm James Dan Hancox


9781912248230

Repeater Books


Music;
Urban communities;
Regional government;
Urban & municipal planning


Paperback

400 pages

$37.99
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Twenty-seven leading artists, writers and academics come together totackle one of the most drastic urban regeneration programmes in world history - the Regeneration Supernova of East London.

The impact of global capital and foreign investment on local communities is being felt in major cities across the world. Since the 2012 Olympics was awarded to the British capital, East London has been at the heart of the largest and most all-encompassing top-down urban regeneration strategy in civic history. At the centre of this has been the local government, Newham Council, and their daring proposal- an Arc of Opportunity for developers to transform 1,412 hectares of Newham. The proposal was outlined in a short film,London's Regeneration Supernova, andshown to foreign developers and businesses at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.

While the sweeping changes to East London have been keenly felt by locals, the symbolism and practicalities of these changes - for the local area, and the world alike - are overdue serious investigation.

Regeneration Songsis about how places are turned into simple stories for packaged investment opportunities, how people living in those places relate to those stories, and how music and art can render those stories in many different ways.

The book will also include a download code to obtain the related musical project,Music for Masterplanning -in which musicians from East London soundtrackedLondon's Regeneration Supernova- and a 32-page glossy insert detailing the artists involved.

By:   Anna Minton, Alberto Duman, Malcolm James, Dan Hancox
Imprint:   Repeater Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 197mm,  Width: 130mm, 
Weight:   367g
ISBN:   9781912248230
ISBN 10:   1912248239
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   November 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Alberto Dumanis an artist, university lecturer and independent researcher. He teaches at Middlesex University in Art and Social Practice. Dan Hancoxis a writer on music, gentrification, pop culture and politics, writing for theGuardian,New York Timesand others. His books includeThe Village Against the WorldandInner City Pressure. Malcolm Jamesis a Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies in the School of Media, Film and Music at the University of Sussex.He is author ofUrban Multiculture- Youth, Politics and Cultural Transformation. Anna Mintonis a writer, journalist and Reader in Architecture at the University of East London. She has written two books,Ground ControlandBig Capital, and is a regular contributor to theGuardian.

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