Defence to Forbid is an immersive promenade oratorio physic and sonically mapping the politics of Privately Owned Public Spaces (POPS) in London and the UK. This performance is a funeral procession of lost public spaces to privatisation, a ritual lament and claim for democratic rights.  


Created by Laura Guarch & Sarah Dufayard

Sound Technician: Brendan O’Connor

Performers: Laura Guarch, Kate Smith, Ellie Rashid, Sarah Dufayard and Nuria Legarda.

Light Technician: Fionnuala Kennedy

Costumes by Berthe Fortin

Photos by Tom Elkins

Video by Diogo André and Laura Guarch

 © 2018 by Laura Guarch. 

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