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Space Not Spikes


This direct intervention on homeless spikes in London's Curtain Road transformed hostile architecture into a comfortable temporary living space and public library. It put homelessness and socially exclusive architecture back on the international agenda and has, to date, been covered by hundreds of individual media outlets and publications around the world and has made its way onto high school and university curricula.

Covered by:

London Live
http://www.londonlive.co.uk/news/2015-07-19/turning-anti-homeless-spikes-into-something-more-comfortable

Independent
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/artists-launch-campaign-to-tackle-scourge-of-antihomeless-spikes-in-london-10400210.html

Guardian Cities
http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/jul/20/rise-urban-playgrounds-elderly

Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/07/20/anti-homeless-spikes-london-bed_n_7831008.html?1437390191&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067

AdWeek
http://www.adweek.com/prnewser/homeless-spikes-activists-earn-a-global-prwin-for-defensive-architecture/116699

And many more...

All images are CC BY-ND by Immo Klink and Marco Godoy

 
 
 

Further reading

These anti-homeless spikes are brutal. We need to get rid of them

ARTICLE

‘Defensive architecture’ is a cynical attempt to sweep away poverty and inequality, writes Leah Borromeo

 

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