Thursday, January 29, 2009

Review: Strip Mining for Creative Cities

Toronto has a love/hate relationship with Richard Florida. After all, he tells us we too can be a creative city, just like New York and London and all those "world class" places. He even moved here to prove it to us. But his theories haven't always been sensitive to the ways "creative cities" can ultimately push out the poor--artists among them. This month, politically oriented gallery Toronto Free opened a show on this tension, "Strip Mining for Creative Cities." Today NOW published my condensed review.

Terrarea by Janis Demkiw, Emily Hogg and Olia Mishchenko from NOW Toronto

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