“… The process of renewal and rebuilding, accompanying the influx of middle-class or affluent people into deteriorating areas that often displaces poorer residents.”
— Furious Styles, Boyz n the Hood (1991)
Better known as, gentrification. These past couple decades have seen the UK's cityscapes changing at an increasingly rapid rate. The ‘ends’ (social housing estates) are being replaced with glossy gated-communities, complete with futuristic living facilities, logos and colour palettes to market a glamourous ‘inner-city living’ lifestyle experience— at the expense of the mandem.
So, how do we preserve the ends?
The answer: we privatise the mandem.
And how do we ‘privatise the mandem’?
The answer: we buy the block.
To find out how, get your copy of Privatise the Mandem below.
Hit up the privatisation line with your questions: ︎ +447554658435
Visit the socials: ︎ @privatisethemandem and ︎ @privatisingends
Privatise the Mandem (Paperback)
Privatise the Mandem is a manifesto and blueprint detailing how members of our inner-city communities can acquire the freehold of their buildings through legislative tools such as "Collective Enfranchisement" and the "Right-to-Buy/Acquire". The work argues the necessity of collective ownership of the ends as well as detailing the consequences of delivering on the vision.