This is absolutely disgusting! Instead of spending that money to help homeless people, you know some of the weakest members of our society who need the protection the most, they’re installing fucking spikes!? (That btw, you paid for.) And you have to pay to sit on a fucking bench? I’m guessing that money will also go to another horrible idea… I would almost get a load of old couches and dump them everywhere those stupid spikes are.
The thing is, we could solve the homelessness problem, but no, no, we have to terrorize them because showing compassion would only be humane and that is something humanity outgrew ages ago.
In his photo series Architecture of Conflict, photographer James Rawlings got a rare chance to photograph the daily life of an eerily active ghost town. England’s county of Kent is home to a collection of faux building fronts and avenues, like something from a film set, built to sharpen the response of London’s metro police in quelling an urban uprising.
“Before I actually went there, the main thing that interested me was just the place itself, the fact that there was a whole town just purely built for this reason,” Rawlings says. “I like the idea of it being a kind of contrived, built-up thing–an architecture meant just for conflict.”