Raúl ABELEDO SANCHIS
Views from the hill: A drift about gentrification in Belleville
This ongoing research was initiated with the aim of analysing the phenomenon of gentrification in the Parisian quartier of Belleville.
The methodology combined socio-economic analysis from an academic point of view with the practice of drift as an artistic technique investigating urban space, and the audio-visual documentation of the process (in collaboration with photojournalist and specialist on gentrification Eva Mañez).
Principal methodologies include:
 Preparing a work plan during the month leading up to the research period (August) in order to compile the necessary information.
 Developing a network of contacts (cultural spaces and organizations)
 Actor analysis (who is who in Belleville)
 Interviews with cultural actors and social organizations
 Audiovisual documentation
 Art-based research