By Grayson Perry. Remind you of anywhere?
Raises interesting questions worthy of much debate over a white cider, homebrew, craft ale or chablis (depending upon which picture you inhabit).
- What do you do when an area becomes totally run down?
- Have things reached rock bottom when the artists move in?
- Once things start to improve does the area attract new types of people?
- Do the old inhabitants get squeezed out or does the regeneration process extend to them as well?
- Are the hipsters, like the cuckoo, the first sign of spring? And do the investor developers follow them just as one season follows another?
- Are high end apartments an inevitable conclusion to the regeneration process?
- And what happens after the bohemian apartments? Does it start all over again?
- Can one place accomodate everyone, old and new, traditional and progressive, ordered and anarchic, conventional and challenging?
- Finally, is it possible (or desirable?) to press a pause button, to freeze the cycle and preserve it in time? And who decides when?
Mull, discuss, respond; because it’s happening in a street near you!