Here Is Why This Park Bench In Washington D.C. Has People Totally Outraged


This might just look like a bench, but it’s actually being seen as a symbol of a greater social issue by a lot of outraged people.


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Park bench on Washington D.C. that do not allow homeless to sleep on benches


As you can see, someone nailed down wooden dividers to every bench in Lamont Park in Washington D.C. without authorization, with many citing the act as a perfect example of hostile architecture.
What is “hostile architecture?”


As Popular Science explained, hostile architecture involves making public spaces “intentionally repellent,” in an effort to discourage “certain uses of spaces and things, often by specific, targeted demographics.”

That demographic, unfortunately, is usually the homeless. In other words, they don’t want them to be able to sleep on the benches.


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