Society

A closer look at the regeneration of Hackney, London

Historian and local Richard Yeboah took lockdown by the horns to pursue his passion project. The Regeneration of Hackney: Transforming Modern Utopias is a detailed examination of gentrification in one of London’s most populated areas.

The gentrification of Triller

Following a 90 day will-it, won’t-it speculation over Trump’s US TikTok ban, a rival app has welcomed an exodus of disenfranchised, renegade-dancing TikTokers. But how will this impact Triller’s hip-hop DNA that has traditionally elevated its Black creators?

Battling America’s warrior police

On yer bike

Bikes and scooters trumped cars as the most popular form of transport during lockdown this summer. Capturing the trend, photographer Jermaine Francis heads to the streets of London.

Extinction Rebellion: can they still make us care?

The environmental protest group reboots this week with a new round of actions. But in a time of Covid-19, looming recession, mass unemployment, deteriorating mental health and racial trauma, is it enough to recapture our attention?

The anonymity strategy

From James Jebbia, founder of Supreme, to Cactus Plant Flea Market founder Cynthia Lu, we take a look at the power players utilising anonymity in a world in which shouting the loudest is often the best way to get heard.

Zillennials: the generation game

Are you neither Gen Z nor millennial? If you’re “too young to talk about adulting and avocado toast, too old to make a TikTok account” you might just be a zillennial. Eve Upton-Clark demystifies the micro-generation.

If Lake Street could talk

One of the cultural hubs of Minneapolis is rebuilding after the riots, but some fear that outside investment will accelerate the neighbourhood’s descent into gentrification.

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