Author: Jen Whittingham
Jen grew up in Cornwall and moved to Brighton for University to study Geography and International Relations. She is currently studying an MPhil in Environment, Society and Sustainability at the University of Cape Town.

A Hipster Paradise: Gentrification in South Africa

A hipster paradise, a tourist’s dream, #12 of ‘Things to do in Cape Town’ on TripAdvisor. And so with these accolades, every sunny Saturday at The Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock, the tall, thick and rusty red gates open and welcome visitors to “a vibrant, warm-hearted little village … where talented people come together to share, collaborate and show off their heart-felt passion.” They ask you to “come and explore the Mill and meet some of South Africa’s most talented, innovative designers, artists, photographers, and connoisseurs of fine taste and décor.”

 

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