Group Academic Project
Collaboration with Sophie Summers, Emily Harris, Millie Baikaloff-Wright & Courtney Robinson
Unlock Southbank is an alternate response to the mapping of Southbank within the framework of boredom/adventure. To counteract the contradictory privatisation of Southbank, the Unlock Southbank App allows users to view a particular site’s past and present, as well as to make recommendations for the future of that space. GPS navigation provides an interactive experience for users in the Southbank space, whilst those away from the area can explore the space through a static map. The project aims to reveal imbalances between Southbank’s projected image of an idyllic public space against the underlying privatisation and consequent loss of public space.