As houses are becoming further contained and the negotiation between interior and exterior space becomes strained, conversations around the public realm are growing as these spaces are now being regarded as extensions of someone’s home and lifestyle.
In essence, the public realm caters for all to navigate freely. Where different cultures, age groups and communities are able to ‘yoga pose’ amongst one another. The conversation surrounding how we serve the dynamic mix of users is ever growing and being challenged.
However, the term ‘public realm’ although to some* insinuates that a large intervention is needed, small curated actions can result in a change in the manner of which community uses a space. Anything ranging from a structure built for a fence to creating a physical dog park, to the juxtaposition of experiential space, has this knock on affect.
*The laboratory of London