London's secret scenes
Posted: Tue Sep 12 2006
Architect baitingThe Space Hijackers is an inventive and subversive group of London ‘Anarchitects’ who specialise in reclaiming public spaces – usually without permission. Projects have ranged from ‘guerrilla benching’ (taking benches to sites where they had recently been removed by Camden Council, and bolting them to the pavement) to organising a midnight game of cricket in the middle of the City. Most recently they have taken particular umbrage to the glossy architects’ drawings that get pinned on the side of the fencing around luxury flat developments, and have been producing their own pastiches, depicting children’s playgrounds and other things that people would actually like to see built. For info visit www.spacehijackers.org.
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