[Tagging] Benches and hostile architecture

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Mon Aug 24 00:06:05 UTC 2020

Aug 24, 2020, 01:41 by pla16021 at gmail.com:

> On Mon, 24 Aug 2020 at 00:22, Martin Koppenhoefer <> dieterdreist at gmail.com> > wrote:
>> Or benches which are right away designed to not let you even sit comfortably, like the Rome bus stops:
>> https://www.quotidianodiragusa.com/cache/2013/12/1386445483-0-roma-auto-impazzita-si-schianta-contro-la-fermata-del-bus-5-feriti_900x600.jpg
> In my part of the world, this type of seat has become increasingly common over
> the past 20 years.  In larger shelters they are long enough to sleep on but not
> wide enough, so a tag indicating bench length as an indicator of it being
> designed to discourage sleeping wouldn't work.  I agree with you that these
> are also uncomfortable to sit on.
> Either we come up with very specific tags for ever particular variation
> of every type of object that could be used to deter sleeping (or
> skateboarding, or urination, or whatever) or we come up with a
> a general tag (hostile_architecture=yes) to indicate there is
> something abnormal.
hostile_architecture=yes is hopelessly broad to the point of

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