Saturday, May 16, 2015

From The Guardian —The Liverpool street that might win the Turner prize

 Cairns St. Assemble helped to transform after ‘managed decline’. A Teebay/Liverpool Echo
At the end of Granby Street in Liverpool’s Toxteth, past relentless rows of tinned-up houses punctuated by half-demolished corner shops, the mood is unusually festive. Television crews have been here for the past few days, camping out amid the jungle of pavement plant pots and poking their cameras into tumble-down terraces. But for once they haven’t come to report on the sorry story of urban dereliction that has plagued these streets for the past 30 years. It’s not the usual social affairs correspondents, but packs of bewildered cultural critics – because this is the street that’s been shortlisted for the Turner prize.The street that might win the Turner prize: how Assemble are transforming Toxteth | Art and design | The Guardian

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