A: an attempt to dominate a particular space and force the local inhabitants to abide by new rules. a method to conquer land held by others and impose “civilization” (ie. Columbus, Cortez, Manifest Destiny, the Israeli State)

B: an attempt to bring in a cultural island into a particular space and make the surrounding area “safe” for artists. a method to market “cheap” housing to artistic suburbanites and impose middle-class values on the uncivilized locals along with the inevitable decrease of low income housing (ie. the Brewery Arts Colony, Pomona Arts Colony, Santa Fe Art Colony, “Highland Arts District”)