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Anti homeless street furniture ( 1 )

2010.03.07
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February 12, 2010
Street furniture is a collective term for objects and pieces of equipment installed on streets and roads for various purposes, including traffic barrier, benches, bollards, post boxes, phone boxes, streetlamps, traffic lights, traffic signs, bus stops, grit bins, tram stops, taxi stands, public lavatories, fountains, watering troughs, memorials and waste receptacles.
Whether homeless by circumstance or by fault of their own, these are groups of people who desperately need the assistance of others. Unfortunately there are many out there who have no patience for the homeless and struggling. In fact, many cities have become so frustrated with the homeless problem, they have resorted to some methods that frankly seem a bit inhumane in dealing with this struggling population.
In some towns, benches are replaced by street furniture, on which only one person may seat and on which no one may sleep .Thus homeless people are removed to a distance.
9 Comments
revenant The phenomenon is known elsewhere as NIMBY:

"Of course I want social infrastructure for the homeless, travellers, the Rom, etc., but Not In My BackYard".

The worst thing is that it's not political. Municipalities across the political spectrum take pains to push the problem out.

Thanks for showing this.
revenant · 2010-02-17: 22:15
huiching So beautiful. ^_^
huiching · 2010-02-17: 22:21
SADHYA I do agree with you Mikkal.
I like the negative/positive aspect of these pictures and love the way you controlled the exposure perfectly in #2
SADHYA · 2010-02-18: 04:20
????? omg this is terrible. i hate people. :(
????? · 2010-02-18: 04:27
finbarr Great shots !
finbarr · 2010-02-18: 04:34
onlyricky MIGOD!!
I cant believe even people are against Homeless :(
onlyricky · 2010-02-19: 12:02
4rightchords great picture. i've worked with the homeless population for a long time, and they are just so misunderstood.
4rightchords · 2010-02-23: 15:20
????? A very negative human and aesthetic impact. In which country you took these shots?
With this scary global economic crisis and increasing unemployment percentage... the homeless will not decrease in number... that's for sure... and that's not the solution.
????? · 2010-02-25: 14:12
????? Although these shots are beautiful, its still so disturbing!
????? · 2010-03-14: 14:51
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