London Open City

6 Mar 2008 – 26 Apr 2008

Somerset House

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 77a, 91 and 176, while the River Bus Service can be taken to Embankment and Savoy Piers.
  • Temple, Covent Garden, Charing Cross and Embankment.
  • Charing Cross, Waterloo and Blackfriars.

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How do we use our city? How could our 'use' of it be more efficient and fun?

London has been reinventing itself since Roman times. But what are the forces that shape our city today, and how can we take a more active role in that shape?

The pressures of climate change and increasing population mean that more than ever before we must look at efficient and creative ways of using public space.

Design for London works with organisations across the city to make it more beautiful, legible and accessible, and London Open City offers every Londoner the opportunity to contribute to this project.

The exhibition shows the 'tug-of-war' nature of London life that is only exaggerated by the city's fast pace: order versus chaos, interaction versus privacy, heritage versus change.

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