Daily Blog 11/15/2011

  • Paternoster Square, home of the London stock exchange sits right next to St Paul’s Cathedral in the heart of financial London. This grand square with it’s public art, benches, restaurants and bars is part of the life of the city with hundreds and thousands of people using it every week.

    That is, hundreds of people who are deemed worthy of using it. You see, now like many other “public” areas of London, Paternoster Square is in fact privately owned. We’ve previously done projects highlighting the negative effect such ownership has on the life of a city and on freedom of speech, see for example our No No No outings. Public access is granted by the corporation who own it, but this access can be withdrawn at any moment.

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