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About Oli Mould

Oli Mould is a lecturer in Human Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London. You can read his blog at and he tweets at @olimould and @urbansubversion.

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Does “being creative” just mean maintaining the status quo?

Whether it’s Theresa May lecturing EU leaders, or bosses lecturing employees, it seems everyone’s being urged to be more creative these days. Meanwhile true creativity is marginalised.

Why culture competitions and 'artwashing' drive urban inequality

From Los Angeles to Liverpool to the new London competition, 'creative cities' policies are designed to soften gentrification's hard edges, never asking 'culture for who?'

Can memorialisation be a form of urban protest?

Perhaps the arch footpath of the demolished Heygate estate should be preserved, a reminder of the London that was.

‘Love where you live’, and other lies of gentrification

Let’s admit that gentrification is an immoral urban process. It is a deliberate policy of social engineering and needs to be tackled at its source.

What do we talk about when we talk about creativity?

Neoliberal logics are increasingly being applied to the ways in which we talk about ‘creativity’. The new dogma of ‘creativity’, far from ushering in an age of horizontalised power structures, masks powerful processes of elite capture and capitalist development.

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