There are few things that I went through in formal education that I felt was worthwhile or positive. Geography was one of them.
In particular the trip my Geography class made in the last year of my high school in 2009, we looked at the long-running 'regeneration' of East London through a school trip which was basically a long walk through the Grenwich/Canary Wharf area.
This was through a highly critical lens, and we saw the incredibly sharp contrast between different socioeconomic realities that existed there first hand. It was really valuable and a really formative experience.
I kinda wish other people could actually *be* in those kinds of spaces themselves, because I don't think film or other forms of media really do it justice like walking through it did.
Although now that I think of it, at the same time, I'm not sure if I'd want my local streets to be part of a field trip about social inequality, sooo it might have been seen as a shit thing too do. :X
Talking about reactions to gentrification
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