24-hr Serpentine marathon: No sleep till Doris Lessing

Koolhaas (centre) in conversation with artists Gilbert and George.  “We’re city boys,” they said. “We always believe that excessive love of nature leads to totalitarianism.”

First of all, I have to come clean. I didn’t make it all the way through. The prospect of spending 24 hours in a Tupperware drum during the hottest July in recorded history initially carried a certain David Blainesque appeal.

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