security


Darryl Chen, 05 04 10


Tomorrow’sThoughtsToday’s Darryl Chen will be speaking at the Belfast Exposed Gallery as part of their¬† Exchange Mechanism programme. Raimi Gbadamosi is curating the progressive gallery’s latest “installation” effectively transforming the gallery space into “free public space in which the only currency is knowledge, imagination and the exchange of ideas”. Darryl will be speaking at “The Spaces In Between: resolving conflict through urban design” addressing the issues of risk, liberty and control in relation to our public space and life. The entire programme of events can be downloaded here. (more…)

security


Darryl Chen, 10 05 09


In an unprecedented win for libertarians, urbanists and civic-minded people everywhere, CCTV was successfully banned from a major public space on London’s Southbank.¬† The area around London Eye and County Hall is one of the capital’s major tourist attractions and a potential target of terrorist attacks and minor public nuisance. However in what will be seen as a bold move that is inconsistent with policing strategies in other major public spaces, a CCTV camera last weekend was asked to dismount its surveillance equipment and to proceed quietly onto another destination. Security officials were unavailable for comment.

In the interests of public safety, TTT was able to secretly film the CCTV camera without its consent and monitor its subsequent actions to verify that security officials’ instructions had been followed.