The politics of laying a carpet
Realizing any act of transformation necessarily implies an aligning of interests, where the various agendas of those involved are respected and challenged. In this case, an urban carpet is diagrammatically envisaged within the fly-over view of a new development that will soon be constructed by property company Quintain in Wembley Park, London. The carpet challenges the corporate aesthetic of public spaces living in the shadow of the iconic Wembley Stadium, whilst attempting to bring a softness to the area based on the intricacy, delicacy and intensity of a Persian carpet. The project will be developed over the course of the dialogues and addresses the neglect of the ground surface during the modernist period, whilst attempting to rethink public space within a time of global, neo-liberal construction.
Tone: Critical but acknowledging the flaws of society and trying to work with systems to make things better, rather than against them.