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Prickly Design, Softeners

Dire Dawa: disciplinary architecture, and how to overcome
 

Sharp spikes embedded in the surface of an water meter cover to stop people sitting on it, side-by-side with a cushion on Pepsi crates – prickly designs and softeners. Found in the ‘Taiwan Market’ in Dire Dawa – ‘the place where Taiwanese & Chinese goods are imported’.