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02.2013 / “Nobody wants to be legendary.”

So there’s an underlying etiquette to the whole experience of gentrification for you, even on a really personal level?Definitely. In terms of community etiquette, what I feel is going on with a lot of well-intentioned people is that they don’t address the natives prior to showing up at all. You can’t just move here and live in this self-stylised micro community where you don’t reach out. What they know and what they bring should benefit everybody, not just themselves.

via Waajeed interview: "Nobody wants to be legendary." | Dummy » Features.

in many regards a great and definitely worthy read; this was my favorite quote about gentrification in Detroit (of all places). Really the whole thing is one big quote.

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