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Beijing: a stationary target
 

Spotted on a few occasions in and around Beijing – cars with wheels protected from the bursting bladders of passing dogs.

A scattergun of thoughts to match a fractured week… How pissed off are car owners that their steeds are pissed on? To what extent are we concerned about the stuff that that we own that lives out there on the streets? To what extent is the territorial marking behaviour of animals confused by the increased mobility of objects that are territorially marked? Whether its possible to create a tire that dogs have a hard time peeing on? How and whether a tire manufacturers could create demand for a anti-dog-pee tire by raising awareness of this (nationally) important issue?

Beijing: a stationary target

Beijing: a stationary target

And one for you tree-huggers out there: how might anti-car protesters to encourage the use of vehicles as peeing stations?

You’re working on the design of infrastructure for use in public spaces? Extrapolate the answers for every (ground level) object in the public domain.