In 2015, I was in San Francisco to work on a new piece of my Glück project. The area where I was staying, Mission District, had completely changed since my last stay. What used to be a lively and vibrant area was now a fashionable, sterile, yoga zone.
Poorer people had been kicked out to make room for the new lords of the blocks, the techies and their designer’s houses, sky-high rent, fancy fixies and fair trade bio cotton T-shirts.
Techies work a lot and earn huge amount of money but they have forgotten that the very companies they work for, Google, Apple, Facebook or Amazon, are already planning to get rid of them. The same way they, themselves got rid of the original inhabitants of this area.
I recorded this “testimony” in downtown San Francisco.