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A Seattleite Reflects on the City in the Age of Amazon

March 7, 2018

VCFA faculty Natalia Ilyin has just published an amazing piece on the changing face of Seattle as Big Tech takes over.

An excerpt:

Walking down to the ferry became hard for me. I felt pressure from all those black buildings. I found myself feeling isolated, lonely. I had never felt lonely walking to work before. There had always been something going on, whether music or shopping bustle or someone asking you to sign a petition or some weird looking person in that once-typical Seattle outfit of pink hair, parka, white petticoat and Doc Martens. But the street life is gone because the artists are gone.

Read it here: