What we share

Posted by on Jul 26, 2010 in Public art | 2 Comments

 
The-refurbished-swimming--007

One of the most unhelpful and destructive ideas of the last few decades has been "what I own"

Apart from encouraging us to think about things rather than people (which misses the point of being human, frankly), it also serves to devalue the things we own in common. They clearly can't be worth anything if everybody owns them, can they?

Things like the great 110 year old St Pancras Baths which re-opened today after a 3.5 years refurb 

Splash….

2 Comments

  1. Ian Leslie
    July 28, 2010

    I think the idea of “what I own” has been around a bit longer than a few decades, no?

  2. Mark Earls
    July 29, 2010

    Of course, you’re right.
    I mean it’s ubiquity and popularity: “me & mine” as opposed to “ours and ours”.
    Home ownership is a great example of its application distorting both our culture, our politics and our economy (for good or ill).