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Wed Sep 18, 2019, 12:29 PM

'anti-homeless architecture

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Shocking online thread sees people calling out cities that have installed 'anti-homeless architecture' - from sharp spikes to bench bars - to stop people from sleeping in public places
By Freya Drohan For Dailymail.com
08:15 EDT 16 Sep 2019 , updated 16:42 EDT 16 Sep 2019

The origin of the term is unknown, but cities throughout the world show examples of the purposefully obstructive design features. However, some - like sloping benches or 'artwork' in wide doorways - are subtle enough that members of the public never really pause to think of their intent.

The thread called out the most prevalent examples of anti-homeless architecture, causing outrage and forcing people to take notice of inhumane and insidious design practices.

Several images show benches with bars in the middle of the seating area - a normal sight in many urban areas.

A Canadian Twitter user shared an image of a park bench painted in LGBTQ-friendly rainbow colors that had multiple dividing bars in the middle.

Social media users were angered at how the bench could promote inclusivity to one community while discriminating against people who were seeking a place to sleep.

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Wed Sep 18, 2019, 12:48 PM

1. That is incredibly sad 😞

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Wed Sep 18, 2019, 02:39 PM

2. We are finding ways around the obstacles.

And many a time you have passed a homeless person sleeping without knowing they were there.

Key to surviving the streets is ability to hide, blend in, and be inventive.

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