straight ups

roots picnic attendees on philadelphia’s gentrification

i-D asks the city's residents how they feel about the changes happening in their neighborhoods.
Amira Rasool

tbt: corinne day captures a less gentrified london

Hop onto the Jubilee Line as we throwback on 2001, when Corinne Day and Panos Yiapanis's shot London in all its graffitied, pierced glory for The Renaissance Issue, no. 207
i-D Staff

young, creative, and broke: are we working with a guilty conscience?

In 2016, being creatively inclined isn’t just a toll on your bank balance, it’s a weight on your conscience. We talk to young people across the UK about the guilt that comes with doing what you love.
Nellie Eden
Think Pieces

why local nyc artists are fighting ‘artwashing’

Gentrification in New York City is more complex than it looks.
Annie Armstrong

keith haring is getting priced out of harlem

Sixteen tenants have been forced to leave a Harlem communal living space that also houses a forgotten Keith Haring mural.
Annie Armstrong

​is berlin really a paradise?

Cheap rents, great nightlife, unparalleled freedom? David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Punk Rock and Berghain? There are no downsides to living in Berlin, right?
Aleks Eror

​how gentrification is destroying the cities we live in

Is the London we love disappearing because of another wave of gentrification and a housing crisis are driving culture out?
Felix Petty
Think Pieces

what london's hipster enclaves can learn from detroit

The Motor City is on the rise; after decades of urban decay, falling population and bankruptcy, Detroit is slowly getting back on its feet with a wave of DIY entrepreneurial assault. But what can London's creative culture learn from this? i-D...
Faris Mustafa