No we have not shifted gears and turned into a movie club, although there is nothing to stop anyone from going in that direction with our next topic if you so choose. As Night School evolves, I think we are all interested in exploring issues that have a practical implication as well providing a catalyst for provocative discussion. With the number of graduate degrees in architecture, urban design, urban planning and policy amongst our friends, one might think we would be educated about issues around gentrification and urban development. Alas we find ourselves woefully under-schooled. In an effort to add to our knowledge and maybe even move into the direction of a collective project outside of our living rooms, let’s explore some of the issues around this problematic phrase Slumdog.
Slumdog – Next Prompt