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Places Where I Don't Want to Sit

Places Where I Don't Want to Sit

We live in cities starved for good public space. There are so few spots in North America where you can sit comfortably for free. And when we do try to create sittable public space, we often fail spectacularly.

Sit On It

Sit On It

Houses of worship are in a perfect position to provide public seating for the community, but so many of them fail at it. Here are some tips for improving seating options at churches.

Making Places Where I Want to Sit

Making Places Where I Want to Sit

This summer, Gracen Johnson documented the absurd incidence of benches and other seating arrangements built where no one would ever want to use them, then she created a solution.

When a chairbomb gets evicted

When a chairbomb gets evicted

Last week, Sarah Goodyear from CityLab interviewed me about the project. Her first question was this: When you did your chairbombing, were you worried at all about the police confronting you? The landowner? My answer: In this case, not really. AND THEN! Here was the scene this week at the market...

Places Where I Don't Want to Sit

Places Where I Don't Want to Sit

The idea of asking developers to contribute to public space is excellent (perhaps essential). By the looks of it, this has resulted in millions upon millions of dollars invested in places to sit or frolic. Too bad it keeps ending up in places where no one would actually want to linger... Imagine if we took all that wasted investment and directed it toward building more spaces that make people happy.