You Are Not Welcome: Travels Through Gentrification from the Floating City to Cardigan Bay

From Planet 230

by Helen Sandler

On city breaks to Venice and Berlin, Helen Sandler talks to campaigners about how they are challenging unsustainable tourism and gentrification. What could activists and authorities in rural Wales learn from these more radical approaches on the continent?

Every day, cruise ships the size of a hotel pass along the canals of Venice. Federico Sutera is a photographer whose gallery on Guidecca island faces a narrow stretch of the lagoon looking across to the main city. As each ship passes, it blocks out his view of the iconic buildings opposite, often with the added bonus of pop music blaring from a disco on deck.

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