126 Eastern Road, 1981

This photograph was taken on 15 July 1981. It shows a building in Eastern Road, Brighton that had recently been demolished.

Make a Waste Space a Play Space

This photograph captures some unusually elegant graffiti. The words ‘Make a Waste Space a Play Space’ have been written on the walls of the condemned house in art nouveau style.

It’s also a reminder of the struggle to control urban spaces. Demolishing a building usually provides space for something new — but there are often competing claims about what new should replace the old.

Author: Kevin Bacon, Digital Manager

NB. This post originallty stated that the building was pending demolition. A commenter on Twitter helpfully noted that the building had already been demolished.

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