Bottom up culture led regeneration Bristol

From a former POLIS student. Worth to be looked at…

*Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft*: a community organisation that is working to create their area as a cultural quarter:

*Tobacco Factory*: the regeneration of this old tobacco factory kickstarted the gentrification process of the South of Bristol. George Ferguson (the guy in the video) also happens to be a director of the Academy of Urbanism & a great patron of cultural regeneration in the city. channel of the tobacco factory

*Artspacelifespace*: a collection of artists that have been invited to temporarily take over the old Police Station in the Centre as the developers (Urban Splash) cannot currently afford to develop it & they realise the potential of artists to revitalize areas.

About: Robert Grimm

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