Neighborhood consumption spaces and their representation

Neighborhood consumption spaces and their representation: what and who should be visible and what and who should not be visible in gentrifying neighborhoods?

This project concerns two major issues; gentrification and representation. Gentrification is a
physical, social and cultural process in which the neighborhood becomes socioeconomically
revalued by the introduction of high-income residents. Representation is in this research
approached as the way how people’s cultures and lifestyles become integrated into space by
the use of symbols. In the scientific debate there exists a gap between the issue of
gentrification and representation. What happens to the neighborhood’s representation when
a neighborhood undergoes a process of gentrification?