via peter marshall: London, UK. 8th December 2016. Ian Bone of Class War speaks at their second protest against Zaha Hadid Architects director Patrik Schumacher who suggested solving London’s housing crisis by getting rid of regulations, privatising all public space and scrapping social housing.
They say this would be a fascist social cleansing of the city which would force out the working class and abandon it to the wealthy.
Schumacher’s ideas have been widely disowned by the architectural profession and the protesters demand he resign; he apparently left the building as the protesters arrived shortly before I got there but ran off down the road when challenged and asked to discuss the issues with the protesters. (more…)
UPDATED 6 DEC: text reproduced with permission – All those distorting the Schumacher social cleansing speech – chucking identity politics in the mix and moaning about language… please bore off!
Until it affects YOU directly and the realisation that estate communities have: no voice, no platform, no power, and no political party stepping in to fight your corner or stop families/people being evicted out of their homes and out of London – miles away from family/support network and being dumped in totally unfamiliar and sometimes alien locations!
The Schumachers, RIBA’s Derbyshire, politicians & local authority bureaucrats are using a combination of James Buchanan’s theories (US neocon asset stripping adviser to Thatcher) and John Nash (architect of ‘Game Theory’), collectively scheming & strategising in self interest – building up power & personal empires… with the cause of ‘helping others’ (building Unaffordable housing’) when in fact they are helping themselves and their class. (more…)
Class War announces a new plan for the Schumacher action: SACK SCHUMACHER OR THE SIEGE GOES ON!
We will lay siege to HADID HQ till Shumacher comes out by surrounding the building on THURSDAY December 8th at 1pm.
Bring tents, ladders, grappling hooks and noise LOTS OF NOISE like NORIEGA NOISE
We are delighted to announce that we have asked DAVID GRAEBER of OCCUPY WALL STREET to say a few words.
Thursday, December 8 at 1 PM
Zaha Hadid Architects
10 Bowling Green Lane, EC1R 0BQ London (more…)
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. (more…)