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An (accessible) introduction

The general belief in almost all cities’ environments is that a fence, barrier or boundary should not be passed without permission. After all, if, as popular wisdom declares, do not put yourself at risk – health and safety is paramount, rules and regulations. But can there never be a ‘real’ experience? And will it never be possible to access that part of our cities’ extended urban space again, the attractions of the terrain and the encounters, since the fence was erected? Upon the arrival and installation of new steel fencing at sites such as underneath a victorian train arch has clear-cut no access been approved? The moment when remote instruction is passed the status quo has been established. Another part of our extended urban space will never be able to be experienced by future generations. But how can we continue to experience and access these places again without lengthy applications or agency fees? Or however on closer inspection, through some miscalculated error, is there a gap in the fence with no site security and no dogs! (Inspired by the writings of Necdet Teymur)