The Covid pandemic has left a wake of destruction on people’s lives and made a ghost town out of many a high street. So as nations start to get back on their feet, can temporary arts ventures help heal communities and save commercial spaces?
Architecture and design
The UK’s vibrant cultural output is a tool for soft power and an academic asset.
Though some might sneer, Hockney’s playful scribble is a testament to the optimism and humour public art can bring to cities.
Figures of the slave trade are honored in public spaces throughout Britain's cities, and opposition has rarely found footing in mainstream politics.
Unlike with wars, terrorism or other disasters, surprisingly little has been done to commemorate victims of pandemics.
Customised "pods" may be a better fit for treating Covid-19.