Gentrification as a social issue poses the issues between old and new or dirty and modern. Simply put, it is displacement through displacement.

I wanted to incorporate the juxtaposition metaphorically through use of materials and textures to illustrate this narrative. The seemingly pristine and systematic concept of gentrification often removes people from their homes and displaces them from their communities. Thus the culture and legacies lose their connection to their roots, to be replaced by that hipster coffee shop or corporate skyscrapers.

12” Diameter Wood Base
3D Printed Cityscape
Potting Hopsack Fabric