3. Deterrent Designs against the Homeless
This project is an artistic response to designs that control social behavior in public, semi-private and semi-public spaces, commonly known as deterrent designs. It attempts to raise awareness of these designs by decoding top-down processes in order to reread the city and to initiate a dialogue with the general public on the design of our urban environments, raising questions concerning the inclusion and exclusion of particular groups in society and design for comfort or discomfort.
Virginia Lui and Karolína Plášková invite you to our never-ending exhibition “Designs against the Homeless” at Praterstern Station in the city of Vienna, Austria. The exhibition booklet will guide you through major existing design strategies in the area that are intentionally implemented to deter the homeless.
︎ exhibition guide
︎Wieso Parkbänke so verdammt ungemütlich sind | Moment Magazin
Virginia Lui, Karolína Plášková
Praterstern | never-ending exhibition
Eindhoven Dutch Design Week | 2017
MAK Design Lab | permanent exhibition