Granby Four Streets

Granby Four Streets




collective, London


Getting back to doing things together

In Granby, an area of craftsman’s houses in the suburbs of Liverpool abandoned for over 30 years, local residents have taken it into their hands to avoid its demolition, maintain it, and bring life into it despite everything. By using local dynamics, architectural value and cultural heritage, the Assemble collective works with them to renovate housing, build small facilities and public spaces, and create added value by developing a social, caring economy around specific crafts. Carefully made, elegant objects are made from waste from demolition sites and sold on the spot, in the tradition of the Arts and Crafts movement of the nineteenth century. The value of making and the do-ityourself spirit rooted in the identity of the district are thus reactivated

photographs : © assemble / © Lewis Jones

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