[Tagging] Benches and hostile architecture

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 23 23:43:34 UTC 2020


On Mon, 24 Aug 2020 at 00:38, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>
wrote:

>
> great you mention it, also quite common in Rome are inside corners of
> buildings filled with masonry (typically up to 1,5m) so people do not
> urinate (not a recent feature, most look as if they were hundreds of years
> old). And in this case, it’s also probably more beneficial than hostile in
> the general perception. At least I guess many of us would deny a right of
> public urination in the city?
>
> It's hostile to public urinators.  Bumps on handrails are hostile to
skateboarders.
Uncomfortable benches are hostile to the homeless who want somewhere to
sleep.

-- 
Paul
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