Transformation at Tower Works – Grass Roots or Astroturf?
Seems ironic that I should pick up on this on a day when I have been quoting Barack Obama on real change being a grass-roots phenomena.
It seems that someone has decided that the ‘regeneration’ that is underway at Tower Works in Leeds needs to catch the eye a little more. So why not install a grass mosaic spelling out TRANSFORM so as to be visible from the top of nearby local landmark the Candle Building. Why not indeed? Such metaphorical power…..
I am surprised that they did not use Astroturf. At least it has no pretence at being grass-roots and can be laid quite happily on concrete. The grass-roots here are destined to whither.
Regeneration is not about buildings and developers. It is about people, passion, skills and aspirations. It is about community, networks and creativity. In s