With regard to Vox Pop last week (DW 12 August), I would love to see some creative reappropriation of ‘spaces’ not just ‘buildings’.
In London we have the largest amount of green space of any European city and architecture which I’m sure goes mostly unnoticed on our travels around, and thus we don’t get to really understand any of its history.
The new use for the The Aldwych Tube station in London is a great example of changing a ‘dead’ space, or the free music in Battersea Park (pictured) I heard last week makes you appreciate the space round you a lot more.
As I return from Copenhagen – and its 500 (mainly free) concerts during July, which transforms the city as a whole, making it a place for play and not just work – it makes me wonder why we don’t have a bit more free entertainment in our workaholic city and get us all seeing what’s around us.
I welcome any events that give new context and narrative to what makes up our physical environment, whether they have a great brand name or not.
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