1:1 with Kathrin Böhm
Our work at The Decorators aims to help create good public spaces; spaces where difference meets and community is built.
This work is not straightforward as it revolves around a complex network of interactions.
1:1 is a series of walking conversations with people who have an active role in shaping public life. We want to find out what drives them, what keeps them going and most importantly what they can teach us.
‘The public realm can be simply defined as a place where strangers meet. The difference between public and private lies in the amount of knowledge one person or group has about others …… The most important fact about the public realm is what happens in it. Gathering together strangers enables certain kinds of activities which cannot happen, or do not happen as well, in the intimate private realm.’ Richard Sennett