May 17, 2011

What is gentrification?

Short but profound muralist documentary about an amazing cultural (and sadly misunderstood) part of Chicago: Pilsen.

Pilsen is known for its mural art: each one is a statement about life in Pilsen or life before or after Pilsen. They’re messages to visitors and to residents; reminders about leaders and struggles. Watch this documentary from my friend Francesco about Marcos Raya, one of the first muralists.

(via Steven Can Plan — What is gentrification?)

Untitled from Francesco Villa on Vimeo.

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