The design and social history of our streets and public spaces


Debate and heckle with the public space experts – each of whom has been given 15 minutes to talk about the history and design of telephone boxes, explain the social history of railings, their love of bollards and the rise of London’s street trees.

Never Mind the Bollards, curated by public realm expert Sarah Gaventa, explores the design history and potential future of London’s public realm.

Store Street South Crescent, like most old public spaces, contains a range of jetsam and flotsam of street furniture and other elements - bollards that are now superfluous but remain like grave markers, a patchwork of surfaces, manhole covers and blister paving, historic cobbles, telephone boxes, signs and magnificent Plane trees.

This NLA installation complements the current exhibition Public London, for more information on the supporting programme of events please click here.

This event is free to attend, no registration needed