‘Disciplinary Architecture’ in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Posted On : កុម្ភៈ, 9, 2015 | By សំឡេងទីក្រុង

Source: http://jinja.apsara.org, Feb 8th, 2015 by

Hey look, it’s the new city bus!

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Hooray for mass transit traffic solutions!
Can we get a skytrain next?

There is however, a disturbing aspect to the bus stops: they use a tactic of what’s called ‘disciplinary architecture’ where seats cannot be slept on due to hand rails. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disciplinary_architecture
http://hyperallergic.com/131525/disciplinary-architecture-or-deterrence-by-design/

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And the bus stop would never be a sturdy rain shelter either.

Public works should take into account all of the public. It’s a challenge in Cambodia, with its big wealth gap.
(That’s why the rest rooms at the Veal Preah Mean park have families living there.)

But it should not be unthinkable to simply be kind. If you have similar examples of discriminatory / disciplinary architecture in Cambodia, feel free to share.

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