New article by Rebecca Solnit

Rebecca Solnit, whose wonderful book Wanderlust I would recommend to any psychogeographer or public space enthusiast, has just posted a great article on public space and civic action to the Guardian’s blog.

“The exercise of democracy begins as exercise, as walking around, becoming familiar with the streets, comfortable with strangers, able to imagine your own body as powerful and expressive rather than a pawn. People who are at home in their civic space preserve the power to protest and revolt, whereas those who have been sequestered into private space do not.”

Read the article in its entirety here.