LONDON - PERIMETER
PERIMETER analyses the concept of invisible borders and large-scale corporate buying of urban space, resulting in privately owned public spaces, Pops. Areas that seem like regular city environment are becoming corporately owned and regulated. The boundaries between what is public and privately controlled become invisible and the transformation of open areas into Pops, have impact on the use of space. It is not allowed to take photos in “public” space. Protests are not tolerated. Open spaces become monitored and controlled, places where we tend to police ourselves and limit our interactions, where regular public space is often unoccupied and can be entered and used by anyone, at any time, allowing a little chaos in the daily life. They are islands of freedom in the city. The city renewal happening in this systematic way, to reach financial goals, is transforming the meaning
of what a city is and whom it is for.
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