Horses would seem to have little to offer as a solution to the problems of modernist public space. But last autumn, in Tilbury, a former docking town east of London, a procession of schoolchildren dressed up as horses wound its way from historic Tilbury Fort to the middle of the tough Broadway Estate.
Jerszy Seymour’s laptop is a mess. Its cracked case is covered in gaffer tape and skate stickers, the fan buzzes and the screen has a thick line running down it where it doesn’t work. Right now it’s pumping out a stream of music from Simian, which the designer excitedly chose because it is described on a website as “incredibly strange”.