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 instance 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.