"It might have taken this perfect storm...to spark the kind of reaction we saw this week. But that doesn’t mean the extraordinary backlash was merely the sum of these parts. This week happened because a deep anxiety about the health of our society was triggered. A vein was opened, but it was the build-up of ages that came gushing forth...The notion of public space is at the very heart of this."
A compelling read by Waleed Aly on why Sydneysiders have had enough of the commodification and commercialisation of our public spaces.
Read the full article here: https://www.smh.com.au/national/why-the-opera-house-backlash-was-so-fierce-we-ve-just-had-enough-20181011-p508ze.html