"i haven't spoke to much of my family since my mom passed. in the streets you get offered all kinds of things you know, i took the chance given to me on methamphetamine and crack in the streets before, don't do that."
"...but living in the streets doesn't come close to shelters. In shelters you are forced to live with all kinds of people. A lot of people are respectful to us on this side here, I think it is because we don't leave our tents up all day, we pack."
The Architecture of Despair
THE REVOLT AGAINST THE BLINDFOLDED
A look at the growing community of wealth, architecture and art juxtaposed to the growing community of the poor.
the box citizen must keep up, do the same from nothing, Almost mocking it; the mockingbird citizens of box city.
UNTIL THE COMMUNITY OF THINKERS WHO MADE THE ART OF DESIGN THE VERY AIR THE BAY AREA BREATHES UNITE UNDER EMPATHY;
UNTIL THE WARDENS OF PUBLIC WARFARE TAKE ACTION TO INVOLVE THE DESIGN COMMUNITY WITHIN AND WITHOUT THE HOMELESS FRONT;
UNTIL THE CITIZENS OF BOX CITY RECEIVE THE BENEFITS THEIR CITIZEN NAME PRESCRIBES;
UNTIL REAL DESIGN SHOWS ITS TEETH AND VIRTUOUS PURPOSE.
ship them away from us.
this is how the box citizen describes their relationship with the thriving community around them.
is there a way for this global community conquer the stars before first asserting dignity for our earthling siblings?
"well we all live here, we respect but theres not much to do. I've been in the street for 5 years, its bad in this city now. Ive been other places but no like here, no. the financial district is where I was before, and before that
daryl (PICTURED ABOVE)
wanna take a pic? cool. this is us over here, this is my tent. Talking about this homeless situation? this is the homeless situation.
monday (PICTURED ABOVE)
within a community the assertion of order is government responsibility, and in affairs of the community the media is also the voice of the people. voiceless the community won't interact. not inrteracting the community takes a dominant-dominated personality.
pressed to the edge the citizens of box city crowd around design offices and schools, potentially the most effective strategy available to them. design drives change, it drove their environment against them, it drove them out of their homes
and then out of their homeless homes yet again.
what kind of change design drives is up to the acts of the design community.
to act and be acted uppon in the benefit of the whole.
"There is no such thing as a home you cannot stand up in"
"You know that the beginning is the most important part of any work, especially in the case of a young and tender thing; for that is the time at which the character is being formed and the desired impression is more readily taken." if we consider plato the first interaction between thriving design and everyday folk has been a categoric colonization of the weakest. pressed to the edge of a shiny castle of plexiglass.
"let me fix my face, only use that last one! " shantelle (ABOVE, center) sorry shantelle , this is not that one
"i am from the south, i am used to different people. i have been living in the street for 20 years now and have never once being in trouble with the law, it still hurts to have passing people hold on to their purses.” J.P. (PICTURED below)
the price paid by those under the heel of progress in san francisco seeem to be the product of a fast-paced design-fueled revolution;
fast-shipping goals all around for enterprises and city officials alike as the solution is to ship fast, ship effectively;
ship them away from us.
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"...they won't move me. I have lived in this area for 7 years now. They pushed them here
from the Financial but won't push me out. Potrero streets are home."
CURTIS (pictured below)