People are furious about 'anti-homeless architecture' designed to deter rough sleepers

Joanna Taylor
Monday 30 December 2019 12:30

As if the odds weren't already stacked against homeless people enough, some cities instal hostile architecture to stop rough sleeping on benches and under bridges.

Recently, security company CEO Chad Loder compiled a list of some of the worst examples of this from around the world, along with their horrifying consequences. Some pictures may be upsetting.

One of the images is of 'anti-homeless spikes' in London.

Hostile architecture can be found across the capital.

The images have resparked the conversation about hostile architecture in London.

Other images in the thread show benches designed to deter rough sleeping.

People shared more examples from around the world.

And stories of how they are resisting it.

Resistance to hostile architecture in the UK has previously included pouring concrete over anti-homeless spikes and creating makeshift beds on top of them.

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