Cubao X: Artist Community and Social Experiment
You have to feel a bit sorry for artist communities. They come into a run-down area for the low rent, bring some much needed culture with them and revive the entire location with galleries, quirky shops and organic cafes. A thriving economy is created as residents and mainstream businesses are drawn in. Real estate values pick up. Then naturally, big business co-ops the artists’ ideas, the area becomes too expensive for the artists and they’re forced out to another patch of forsaken real estate to create value for society all over again.