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 peopleâ€™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 neighborhoodâ€™s representation when
a neighborhood undergoes a process of gentrification?