In a previous body of work, I outlined the ‘curse’ placed on night life, the pattern that London venues have seen too often applied to themselves that ultimately results in the venues closure. The Rave Revolution attempts to consider an alternative ‘curse’ that instead should facilitate the growth of rave culture within the city.
Understandably these creative pockets are best when they are left to develop organically, to plan it as such could be criticised as being too controlling and lacking the freedom that subculture upholds. However, given the nature of developments we have seen in London in recent years I believe it is necessary for the survival of these spaces to intervene at the earliest stage possible, city planning. With the venue at the heart of the neighbourhood and recognised as an asset to the area then perhaps that curse could be lifted.