Notes from the Island

The Island welcomes everybody. Every day many visit and thousands pass close by, though few notice it. It is a place of brief encounters, of buried secrets, of moments glimpsed in rear-view mirrors. A brief pause on a journey. The Island has no border controls, no prisons, no buying and selling. Is it a utopia? Perhaps it could be, a sanctuary of non-interference amidst the surveillance cameras. The Island, London SE14 - much more than just a traffic island on the A2, New Cross Road.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Welcome to the Island

Every day many visit and thousands pass close by, though few notice it. The Island is a place of brief encounters, of buried secrets, of moments glimpsed in rear-view mirrors. It is a place of waiting, but not for long, a brief pause on a journey.

The Island has no border controls, no prisons, no soldiers or priests, no buying and selling. Is it a utopia? Perhaps it could be, a sanctuary of non-interference amidst the surveillance cameras.

We want to share some of what happens on the Island, perhaps create situations to see what else could happen. But we do not claim it as our Island anymore than it is your’s. The Island welcomes everybody...

Where is the Island? It is here, surrounded by the flowing rivers of traffic at the junction of Queens Road and New Cross Road, SE14.

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