I am not sure whether the interventions and walls by R1 would strike me in real life – I only know them from browsing the web. There they look gorgeous.
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“In an attempt to rid their subway stations and parking garages of homeless people and junkies, many big cities introduced the idea of continuously playing classical music in these places.
The theory being that the harmony of the classic pieces would mismatch with the unharmonious way of life of the homeless and drug sick, and thereby drive them away.
‘The unharmonious dome’ springs from the counter conclusion of the cities programs and is meant to serve as a refuge to recharge on the necessary dose of distress.
Within the dome the junky is provided with unpleasant imagery and disruptive music enriched with disturbing sound effects such as weeping children and fart sounds.
In addition cheap liquor can be consumed through a shared drinking straw, completing the experience.
this project has been realized by the ‘german integrations bambi’ in the framework of ‘the PLAN’. 2012″
Do you remember street art? Ernest Pignon Ernest has put up his first ephemeral piece of art in 1966.
Hopefully, there will be more works from ‘ZebraTing’ in the streets soon. Slightly progressive and real.
The wide acceptance of so called street art next to public art can be seen from this project. A competition to redesign the local switchboxes - held by an electricity company and the city of Stockholm. Stadtmarketing.