Artists and Designers Set Up an Office Inside Ikea
Displaced creatives staging a protest find the perfect new studio space inside the furniture retailer.
The Pop-Up City.net reports on a growing frustration within the creative class in the city of Hamburg. The city has been aggressively marketing a total transformation of the traditional city into a modern metropolis. Redevelopment plans call for transforming older parts of the city into gentrified areas in hopes to make Hamburg a “world city”. Artists and creatives who currently call these places home and have studios there are beginning to feel shoved aside and worry they won’t be able to afford the New Hamburg. They are also upset that the city is promoting creatives as a means to spur development.