What is public space actually? Just because we can roam freely in the space, doesn't necessarily make it public. Most of the spaces in the city are actually private property, which give the illusion that it is public space. Where are we allowed to roam freely? Is anywhere really public space?
The question of what is public space and what is private land features heavily throughout my practice. I often get security guards approaching me and asking me if I have permission to photograph there, even though this space is built for members of the public. What effect do the boundaries of the city have on the way we use and inhabit it? Is the space really public? Do we have right of way?