Riots updated: Sennett, Rykwert, Till, de Botton, Tavernor and more on why Britain is burning | News | Architects Journal
Joseph Rykwert- We need to think about public housing and public space - quickly C
Richard Sennett - The riots were all too predictable (...)
Jeremy Till - At least the architects are not blamed this time, as we were with Broadwater. Nor could we be, because (quoting Simmel) the city is not a spatial entity with sociological consequences, but a sociological entity that is formed spatially. Here the riots spatialise years of ramping up of social inequality. (...)
William JR Curtis - London has been up for sale to the highest bidders in the international plutocracy for years and the results are there to see in the Shard and all the other grotesque signs of exaggerated wealth that are in fact impoverishing the public realm for everybody else. (...) Is one surprised that one kind of violence is responding to another kind? No, not really. (...)
Yasmin Sharif- (...) What we are experiencing are the consequence of policies which pander to big business and line the pockets of bankers, developers, PFI companies and other private organisations at the expense of the public purse.
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