Comments: the flea market collective

I don't know why, but a lot of the initiatives like that end up in becomming smaller and smaller subgroups who all - from the outside - seem to thrive towards the same goal, but somehow these subgroups do not agree.

The gras seeems always greener elsewhere and it is largely based on the definition of gras and green.

Posted by Jeroen Goulooze at February 5, 2003 05:40 AM

Hi jeroen ,

yes, yes ! exactly . and if only these subgroups would go off and bust out in their creative projects, micro-businesses, etc. etc.
but came back to the macrocosm / council meeting w/ some love and inspiration .

it happens on blue moons and those moments when the grass is green right underneath everybody's feet ... and yes the definitions are in alignment.

: )

Posted by teapodz at February 5, 2003 01:35 PM

interesting social analysis... keep us informed...
some common narratives, some shared practices... still keeping the differences... could help? there you have the artists... easy to say, isnīt it... we did have a similar situation in sevilla / alameda: flea market people and young artists/strugglers... some alliances worked for a while, but then the city offered the flea market other spaces, out of the gentrifying hood and they went for them... and now everything, the main public space, has been under construction for a couple of years...

narratives and alliances and resistance!

Posted by osfa at February 5, 2003 02:55 PM
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