Wednesday, September 27, 2006

There's something in this depressing article about the polarisation of India's classes (particularly in the bits about the new gated-off settlements for the rich) that reminds me of what Baudrillard said about LA, with it's gated enclaves, CCTV panoptican power, and bordered off communities that never speak to each kind of makes me think, could London end up that way too? I mean, London seems a more mixed city in the vein of NYC, but when I was living in Tottenham I couldn't help but notice how quickly the mileu changes when you drive in the car from Tottenham to Hampstead Heath, for example....the contrasts are startling.

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