‘Cleansing the City’

Tim Tasker

The City of London, said to be the financial capital of the world, is experiencing a crisis which challenges the mechanics of its existence. Starved of the ancient Livery Guilds, which once bonded the people through religion, ritual and regulation, the City has become severed from its historical roots based on kinship and fraternity. Further loss of ceremony, health and community has been exacerbated by the covering of the wells, springs and spas, which had cleansed London’s people and shaped its past. Hence, the Financial Services Authority is transformed with the gradual introduction of a parasitic architecture, which seeks to elevate this regulatory body and unearth these sacred sources of purgative minerals.

Tim Tasker Y5 U23 mrtjdtasker@yahoo.co.uk 07951537631

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June 29, 2009