Voice clip from man in image on swing.

THE BODY LANGUAGE OF

HOSTILE ARCHITECTURE

Some spaces are for us – as users of spaces, they welcome us in, they are friendly and catered for our fragile human form – others are hostile to us. Spikes stick out from the ground, ledges resist our arses, bridges hurry us across, and metal bars stop youths from skateboarding throughout cities.​ The Body Language of Hostile Architecture explores the relationship between our bodies and the architecture around the city of London. 

 

The designed artefacts aim to overcome some of the more uncomfortable elements in more playful manners, inviting human form and hostile architecture to become one.

©2019 by Hamish Johnston.