Weaponised design

October 10, 2014 — September 25, 2023

making things
the rather superior sort of city

Making things pretty in the service of politics

See also the smart city, ludics.

1 Solarpunk

See ecomodernism.

2 A man in uniform

Nate Powell, in About Face diagrams the contemporary evolution of Nazi Chic.

Figure 1: Nate Powell, About Face

3 Incoming

Fascinating urban and institutional design at SF Planters:

We install planters so you don’t have to look at homeless people.

We let customers anonymously request planter placements, help you conduct the involuntary sweeps through DPW, and then rapidly install our planter barricades overnight.

To prevent advocacy groups and city officials from blocking our work, there is no community feedback processes or transparency around locations chosen.