Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program

Hostile Architecture

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Hostile architecture is most commonly found in densely populated and urban areas and often targets people who use or rely on public space more than others, such as youth or poor or homeless people. This form of architecture is also employed to deter skateboarding, BMXing, inline skating, littering, loitering, public urination, birds perching, trespassing and as a form of pest control.

Applications include spikes, bumps or other types of pointed structures typically placed on ledges outside buildings, under roofs or other places where people seek rest or shelter, racks to prevent camping, fences or grates (often used to prevent access to places, for example under stairs or bridges), and benches designed to prevent people from sleeping on them. Other measures include sloped window sills to stop people from sitting, water sprinklers, public trash bins with inconveniently small mouths to prevent the insertion of bulky wastes and, cold-water-only taps in public toilets with running-time limits so that they need to be activated repeatedly. Hostile architecture can also involve art or embellishment, for example displaying a large flowerpot where homeless people previously used the pavement to sleep or putting loudspeakers emitting a monotone sound or loud music in order to get addicts to leave certain places.

Hostile Architecture - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
Hostile Architecture - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
Hostile Architecture - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
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