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(en) Britain, class war: "Unproductives" demonstration against the architect of social cleansing fascism, 1pm 30 November EC1R 0BQ
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 12:50:10 +0200
1pm on Wednesday 30 November 2016 @ Zaha Hadid Architects, 10 Bowling Green Lane, EC1R 0BQ
London ---- BRING POSTERS, BANNERS! Architect Patrik Schumacher wants to get rid of all
affordable housing and remove the "unproductive" from London. Let's show him on Wednesday
just what us "Unproductives" think about that! ---- This is PATRIK SCHUMACHER, director of
Zaha Hadid Architects, hater of the working class, and social cleansing denier. And here's
what he had to say recently about who ‘deserves' to live in London, in which he uses
photos from an action against social cleansing that some of us did outside a posh
prize-giving at the Royal Institute of British Architects. ---- His message is clear: the
rich want London's council estates and they don't give a shit about what they have to do
to the working class to get them.
(He actually came out of that event to have a go at us before getting chased back inside.)
Here's some of what Patrik had to say:
"You have this backlash against this so-called social cleansing, and we had a
demonstration outside the RIBA during the Sterling Prize. I find it problematic to use a
phrase like social cleansing, which alludes to genocidal ethnic cleansing when socially
renting tenants are asked to move and offered a new place somewhere else.
They were given these houses for free, and now they're given another new[one]for free -
what a tragedy for them! The fact that somebody has enjoyed the privilege of a subsidised
central location for some time in my view does not and should not establish ownership over
this public resource.
Is it not fair that now it's somebody else's turn to enjoy this central location?
Especially if it is those who are better able to produce the support required for those
who are subsidised all along and will continue to be subsidised?
I'm thinking about MY PEOPLE* who are working very hard and generating value having to
commute or having flatshares when these spaces are left to people who[have been]freeriding
for decades and supposedly for decades to come.
Central London locations are a precious productive resource that... should be allocated
according to market principles, that is, to the uses most urgently demanded by the
economically most potent and thus most productive users who serve us most effectively."
* Wealthy middle-class cunts
Schumacher's vision is one in which the rich use the rest of the world as their playground
| 30 NOVEMBER, 2016 BY IAN RITCHIE | Patrick Schumacher's WAF speech revealed him as an
apologist for the politics of disposability, with no respect for the registers of care,
compassion, and democratic vision, says Ian Ritchie...
Architecture needs a spokesperson; don't let it be Patrik Schumacher | 29 NOVEMBER 2016 BY
ELLIS WOODMAN | Zaha Hadid Architects' director may be able to grab headlines, but
looney-tunes ideas would make him a problematic champion for the profession, says Ellis
"It is time to stop listening to Patrik Schumacher" | Phineas Harper | 28 November 2016 |
Patrik Schumacher's vision for a deregulated and privatised city is nothing more than a
rehash of failed establishment ideas, and we shouldn't pay any attention, argues Phineas
Harper in his latest Opinion column....
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