Neighbourgoods Market

Neighbourgoods Market, Braamfontein

One of the problems I have with inner-city rejuvenation, or gentrification, is that it often has the undesirable result that it displaces poor people or small businesses. Although a perceived benefit is that it takes middle class people back into the city, this really only happens in isolated bubbles, and is facilitated by the momentary unity created by the likes of a market. The Neighbourgoods Market is an interesting case, as it takes place, literally, in a parking lot (as well as on a rooftop). In this case, no displacement takes place, although the issue of isolation may still prevail. Nonetheless, if you can see past the lack of income-level diversity, these little shindigs are good for a red velvet cupcake and a bottle of craft beer.

Advertisements

One thought on “Neighbourgoods Market

  1. Pingback: Introducing A Jozi Bucket List | These Walking Boots

Comment on this post

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s