Basia Cummings

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The community in my family’s block was warm, thriving and diverse. But because residents are often poor, their concerns are frequently ignored. At the foot of this blackened and devastating emblem of austerity, privatisation, and prejudice it was local residents, not the council, who assembled to support the survivors burned out of their homes. Their strength of community, their empathy and their tireless commitment to step in when the state did not, will come as no surprise to anyone who has lived in one of the UK’s many high-rises, council blocks, or so-called “sink estates”. Because while many denigrate them as “antisocial, high-maintenance, disempowering, unnecessary, mostly ugly”, the reality inside is very different.feedback
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Jun 19 2017 London
Basia Cummings has most recently been quoted in an article called I grew up in a London council block - it was a wonderful place to call home. Basia Cummings said, “The community in my family’s block was warm, thriving and diverse. But because residents are often poor, their concerns are frequently ignored. At the foot of this blackened and devastating emblem of austerity, privatisation, and prejudice it was local residents, not the council, who assembled to support the survivors burned out of their homes. Their strength of community, their empathy and their tireless commitment to step in when the state did not, will come as no surprise to anyone who has lived in one of the UK’s many high-rises, council blocks, or so-called “sink estates”. Because while many denigrate them as “antisocial, high-maintenance, disempowering, unnecessary, mostly ugly”, the reality inside is very different.”.
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