Tell artist Michael Landy about acts of kindness you’ve seen or experienced on the tube and you could find them spreading a little joy through Central line stations from next month (and god knows, the Central line needs a little joy).
Landy – perhaps most famous for destroying all his belongings in the old C&A shop (now Primark) on Oxford Street in 2001 – wants to celebrate those moments when people break out of their tube bubble to help one another out. He says
This project is about feeling a sense of being connected to each other. That’s what “kindness” means – we’re kin, we’re of one kind.
So whether you’ve seen someone explain the mysteries of the tube map to a baffled tourist, give up their seat to a weary traveller or help carry a heavy bag or pushchair – or if you’ve been on the receiving end or are the good Samaritan yourself – just fill in the online form. You never know, you might end up inspiring more acts of kindness. But hopefully not in a schmaltzy, starring-Haley-Joel-Osment kind of way.
Let’s have less Deception at Holland Park / photo by jtweed from the Londonist Flickr pool