This is lovely, thank you. You might enjoy something I wrote in a similar vein, but about Australian public pools; very different swimming culture, and culture of public space, but I sort of reach a similar conclusion. It’s here: ‘The pool as piazza’

Designer, urbanist, etc. Director of Strategic Design at Vinnova, Swedish govt’s innovation agency. Visiting prof UCL Bartlett IIPP + Design Academy Eindhoven

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