Accidental City Space

The astute urban consciousness of the modern flâneur, coupled with the clumsy and forgotten spaces of the modern city, catalyses a kind of urban potential. This potential manifests in the forgotten alleyway sandwiched between high street shops, the desolate factory obscured in the glassy shadow of the global corporate HQ, and in the concrete caves buried beneath the dual carriageway flyover. These are in some sense accidental city spaces; areas that urban planning didn’t really plan for, the corners of cities that slipped through the bureaucratic net or that emerged as an ill conceived side-effect of relentless development nearby.