London Becomes Museum

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As London’s landmarks are increasingly being turned into museum-pieces, spaces for the proper everyday enjoyment of urban life are becoming ever more scarce.

Contemporary London is becoming increasingly reliant on façade, image and relic to sell itself. From the classic Georgian buildings occupying much of the city’s core to the brutalist structures that capture a bygone era of mass social housing, this condition spreads like a disease, turning once vital, lived-in places into static objects whose cultural value is reduced to a collection historical markers.

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