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Reserved for the Homeless

Action, 1991

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Actions / Public Space / Words / Politics / Signage

In December 1991, inspired by a workshop by Krzysztof Wodiczko at the ENSBA of Paris,
I got 5000 official-looking stickers printed saying "Reserved for the Homeless".
These stickers were put on the seats of subway stations where the homeless often go for shelter during the winter.
The reactions of the passengers and the homeless varied from an obvious feeling of discomfort and hesitation to appropriation :
A homeless lady put the sticker on her coat as if it were a badge...

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