The Glorious Potential of Boredom..... a talk by architect Will Alsop.
I have a feeling it was/is today, however, there is a short interview over at the School of Life where he mentions:
SOL: You’ve argued that “if a society is creating spaces where people are happy to sit and do nothing, it’s doing something right”.
WA: Strange that it’s difficult to sit in a public space and do
nothing, as they have moved all the benches, at the expense of street
cafes where you have to pay to sit and do nothing.
Now that's a talk I would have liked to go to....
(Image of interior of Alsop's Blizard Building)