Critisticuffs are doing two meetings and a stall at the upcoming London Anarchist Bookfair 2017:
- Gentrification at 12pm in room F8
- Religion at 2pm in room LF6
Looking forward to the discussion with you.
The term “gentrification” is used to describe a process whereby first artists, then higher income people displace poor people from certain areas. Some activists take this description for its explanation and accordingly organise protests against real estate agents. In this workshop we want to explain why the process in which gentrification happens is not the cause of it. We will instead explain it by looking at the economics of housing, how rent prices are determined, and how and why zoning policies try to influence them.
The critique of religion seems easy: believing in an invisible man in the sky seems silly and far removed from modern day rationality. Yet, religion is doing just fine in this rational day and age. In this workshop, our critique of religion starts from asking what religious people mean when they say “God”, i.e. how they view the world and themselves. We want to discuss where their wrong and authoritarian views agree and disagree with the views of many of their atheist critics.