Public space

The protests in Britain over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has set in motion a debate statues, with many in our public spaces commemorating those who were directly linked with the slave trade. Claudine Van Hensbergen is an expert on sculptures in public spaces and explains how we interact with statues, what they mean to a society and how we deal with their legacy is only part of Britain’s fight against racism.
The outbreak of the coronavirus has led to the emptying of public spaces around the world, whether by government plans or people making personal choices not to visit once thriving areas as social distancing takes effect. Here’s what the world looks like pre and post coronavirus.
The incident saw the Home Office placed on lockdown on Thursday.
Civil liberties group Big Brother Watch has described the use of the technology as an "epidemic".
"We will make the country ungovernable," say coalition of left-wing campaigners.
For Autism Awareness Week, HuffPost UK looks at ways to help people on the Autism spectrum feel more comfortable in public spaces. One in 100 people in the UK are on the autism spectrum, with each person having their own unique experience. Some simple steps like being aware of personal space and understanding some behaviours like repetitive physical behaviour can make public spaces more comfortable for people on the spectrum.
We might be a small minority but what about inclusivity?
Today Jeremy Corbyn issued his policy on combating street harassment. We are two of the women that were involved in suggesting the seven proposals outlined in this document. This year alone we have been on empty Tube carriages while a man has masturbated, been followed home, felt the need to abort journeys on public transport, and felt wary to report assault to the police.
Rose Dream, RONE, 2014, for his first UK solo show 'Wallflower'' at Stolen Space Gallery, London. RONE's street piece to
Justice in this instance was swift and - dare we say - rather needlessly violent. What is astonishing is that had Sa'id assaulted an Egyptian woman, nothing would have happened...