18th January 2019.
We carried my simple flatpack bench throughout Manchester City centre, exploring spaces that are heavily designed using hostile architecture. They are sterile, corporate, privatised, busy, empty, vast and compact.
The act of disruption is enjoyable, providing myself with alternate seating felt necessary when entering a space that is designed to deter citizens from using it as they wish. "Public space" belongs to us, therefore we must reclaim it.
This experiment provided us with an opportunity to walk, document, observe and intervene.