Adam Kammerling's response to the destruction of Glasgow's Red Road flats.
12 May 2014
English Literature BA(Hons) graduate and poet Adam Kammerling has written a poem of protest in response to the organisers of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games proposal to showcase the live destruction of five of the six remaining blocks of flats in Red Road at the games' opening ceremony.
Adam is part of the Chill Pill performance group which is contributing to a groundswell of opposition in Glasgow to the proposed showcased demolition this summer. The proposal to make an entertainment out of the destruction has been described as "crude" and "offensive" and more than 3,100 people have signed a petition to Shona Robison, the Scottish government minister responsible, insisting that the flats should be "demolished with dignity" out of respect for what will be a poignant moment for those who had lived there.
Watch Adam can be viewed reciting his poem on the Guardian website.