V and A
Projected cost £27m. Actual cost £80m. That’s the sort of mismatch that used to cause squeals of public outcry about the use of public funded projects, with acres of print media about it … with the V&A it’s just a shrug.
Hasn’t Dundee already had a decade or more of arts-fuelled ‘restoration’. It doesn’t seem to have worked.
The building looks amazing, architecturally but there does seem too be yawning gap between society and public cultural exhibitions.
Why can’t we have an honest public debate about what works and what’s going on?
“In a society defined by inequality and poverty, spending EIGHTY MILLION POUNDS of PUBLIC MONEY on a middle-class vanity project is an ethical perversion”, argues Discontent.
What do you think?