CURATOR’S COMMENTS: Demolition!

I accidentally stumbled upon these sweet little bungalows in Santa Monica, California. Taking up two square blocks, it is set for demolition paving way for construction of stark and cold condominiums and the process of gentrification. What struck me most about all of this was the Notice of Public Hearing notice. It says proposed “vacation.” Vacation is an actual legal term pertaining to complete or partial abandonment. The saddest thing is that it’s been over two years that these bungalows have been vacated and people who lived there have had their lives interrupted and uprooted for the idea of something better. What has happened to the displaced people that were part of this little community? I’m sure for them it was been no vacation.

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