The Gentrification of Stokescroft, Bristol (and the irony of the anti-capitalist activists who accidentally raised house prices.)

I honestly believe that my friends accidentally raised house prices in Stokescroft, Bristol by being too creative – putting on epic free parties with art installations and leaving epic art all over the place from graffiti to sculptures. To whom it may concern – sorry. To my knowledge none of them got rich off it yet. Should write a book really but would probably incriminate ex-squatters and give unwanted fame to a bunch of anti capitalist activists. A whimsical blog post will have to do. Hohum.

“All know that the drop merges into the ocean, but few know that the ocean merges into the drop.” ― Kabir

I was just another droplet in the wave, not taking sole credit for anything.
But I think it’s high time we realised our ability to effect big change when we get together and make stuff for the sake of making stuff… next time the big companies can beg us to let them sponsor us, and we can pick our sponsors with wise integrity.