Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Interaction | Link | Passivity

London Heathrow Airport is the third-busiest airport by passenger traffic and handles more international passengers than other other in the world. With only 11% of travelers heading towards destinations in the U.K., Heathrow is simply a quick stop for most on their journey to another country. Therefore, within an hour or two layover, most passengers encounter more people from different backgrounds than perhaps any other place in the world. Heathrow is essentially the United Nations for average travelers, where they could potentially interact with an immense amount of others from disparate nations in a short period of time; an international exposure overload. Yet the friendliness and tensions are not acted out on this worldwide stage; everyone is just passing through, on their way from point A to B.

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