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Stage 5

Deptford is a town with a distinctive character and a rich arts and culture heritage. This character was built through the years by the minorities that have lived there, joined by a variety of creatives and the local working-class population. All these years, their life in that area of London speaks of disadvantage, inequality and hardships but also solidarity, community and resistance; and that is what makes Deptford so unique. In recent years though there has been a transformation in the area; a wave of gentrification comes to disrupt the lives of the locals, with aggressive housing and welfare policies that aim to reconfigure Deptford. Following up on the sociopolitical messages and patterns analyzed in La Haine this project aimed to be involved architecturally in Deptford against this wave of gentrification, by enhancing the local character and promoting the sub-culture they want to extinct.

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