1pm on Wednesday 30 November 2016 @ Zaha Hadid Architects, 10 Bowling Green Lane, EC1R 0BQ London
BRING POSTERS, BANNERS! Architect Patrik Schumacher wants to get rid of all affordable housing and remove the “unproductive” from London. Let’s show him on Wednesday just what us “Unproductives” think about that!
This is PATRIK SCHUMACHER, director of Zaha Hadid Architects, hater of the working class, and social cleansing denier. And here’s what he had to say recently about who ‘deserves’ to live in London, in which he uses photos from an action against social cleansing that some of us did outside a posh prize-giving at the Royal Institute of British Architects.
His message is clear: the rich want London’s council estates and they don’t give a shit about what they have to do to the working class to get them.
(He actually came out of that event to have a go at us before getting chased back inside.)
Here’s some of what Patrik had to say:
“You have this backlash against this so-called social cleansing, and we had a demonstration outside the RIBA during the Sterling Prize. I find it problematic to use a phrase like social cleansing, which alludes to genocidal ethnic cleansing when socially renting tenants are asked to move and offered a new place somewhere else.
They were given these houses for free, and now they’re given another new [one] for free – what a tragedy for them! The fact that somebody has enjoyed the privilege of a subsidised central location for some time in my view does not and should not establish ownership over this public resource.
Is it not fair that now it’s somebody else’s turn to enjoy this central location? Especially if it is those who are better able to produce the support required for those who are subsidised all along and will continue to be subsidised?
I’m thinking about MY PEOPLE* who are working very hard and generating value having to commute or having flatshares when these spaces are left to people who [have been] freeriding for decades and supposedly for decades to come.
Central London locations are a precious productive resource that… should be allocated according to market principles, that is, to the uses most urgently demanded by the economically most potent and thus most productive users who serve us most effectively.”
* Wealthy middle-class cunts
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