What is GAGED ?
Hamilton is at a critical crossroads. The role of art and culture in the city’s economic development plans and the corresponding “revitalization” of the urban core have produced new sets of challenges for the city and its residents. The Gathering on Art, Gentrification, and Economic Development (GAGED) seeks to address the many consequences of Hamilton’s gentrification and economic development, and the role of the arts in those processes.
This event will be a collaborative public forum on art, gentrification and economic development in Hamilton, and an opportunity for people to come together and discuss their subjective experiences of this unfolding process.
Planned contributions include panels/workshops from the Disability Justice Network of Ontario (DJNO), the Coalition of Black and Racialized Artists (COBRA), the Hamilton Tenants Solidarity Network (TSN), those working in frontline social services and housing, and folks who are discussing LGBTQ2S+ concerns regarding gentrification.