Granby Four Streets is an ongoing community-led project to rebuild Granby, a Liverpool neighbourhood that was nearly made derelict by decades of poorly-planned regeneration initiatives. Granby Street was once a lively high street at the centre of Liverpool’s most racially and ethnically diverse community. The demolition of all but four of Granby’s streets of Victorian terraces during decades of ‘regeneration’ initiatives saw a once thriving community scattered, and left the remaining “Granby Four Streets” sparsely populated and filled with tinned up houses.
Green Space is an essential infrastructure in modern day cities, that is under threat by the financialisation of public space. Here are some of the benefits of green space and why there should be more in the Ancoats area.
Posted 23 Mar 2020 23:22
Check out this alternative proposal for the Greater Ancoats Street retail park. MossBalling was produced be MArch students at the Manchester School of Architecture. The concept farm of do it yourself moss planters that would clean the illegal pollution levels around Greater Ancoats Street. The planters are made out of waste materials anyone can access, so try it out at home!
Find out more by visiting: https://www.materialpolitics.com/prefigurative-architectures
Posted 23 Mar 2020 23:26
Prefiguration is a key concept in Dr Leandro Munichin’s Research Methods module, which was an important primer for this the Trees Not Cars Events 2020.
Prefiguration is a political concept that has recently been applied to architectural thought. To prefigure is to test out an idea in the present, in the 60’s social action groups used this to try out new political structures within their own group. Now it is being used when looking at marginalised communities and how they may develop new infrastructures in the absence of tradition provision.
If you'd like to learn more, some good starting points Neil Brenner, David Harvey and Warren Magnusson.