Design against humanity

From ubiquitous protrusions on window ledges to bus-shelter seats that pivot forward, from water sprinklers and loud muzak to hard tubular rests, from metal park benches with solid dividers to forests of pointed cement bollards under bridges, urban spaces are aggressively rejecting soft, human bodies.

During the Great Depression, park benches were designed so that you could sleep on them. Then they were manufactured and installed in parks as a job creation program….

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