In Liverpool’s Granby neighbourhood, proud residents and a group of architects have brought back to life the area’s four remaining Victorian streets, earning them a nomination for Britain’s prestigious Turner Prize for contemporary art. Once the vibrant heart of the city’s black community, ‘after the (1981) riots, the area was closed down,’ explained Erika Rushton, Chair of Granby Four Streets Community Land Trust (CLT). With clubs and shops closing down, tenants being evicted and homeowners fleeing the area, its traditional Victorian houses were mostly demolished, to be replaced by ugly and discordant social housing. The last four blocks of terraced houses were saved in the 1990s thanks to a few dozen owners who refused to leave. But all successive renovation projects have failed and three quarters of the 200 remaining houses were empty for over 20 years. ‘In

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