The project has been developed out of an interest in Walter Benjamin's Arcades Project where he explores the rich diversity of activities, people and human behaviour in and around our built environment. Benjamin constructs the cities topographical domains of the flâneur as a stage for the marvels of the everyday.
The proposed project restores the historical notion of the wharf as a place positioned at the edge of society, both physically and conceptually. Characterised by its diverse activity, transgressive program, empathetic fascination with the crowd and otherworldiness of transience, drinking, violence and prostitution; the radical antithesis of contemporary harbour development.
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