Anti-Loitering Seat

Anti-loitering seat

Anti-loitering seat

Client: Maranoa Regional Council
Materials: recycled machinery parts, ironbark, CNC-cut steel
Completed: 2004

The ‘Anti-Loitering Seat’ is a conceptual artwork designed to look like a remnant of turn-of-the-century (19th to 20th) streetscaping. The seat highlights the change of attitudes from a time when loitering in the street wasn’t encouraged to the current trend of shopping street renewal, inviting people to linger. Whilst the seat doesn’t actually function it has been designed as though it could – the act of sitting ‘activates’ a mechanical timer and after 10 mins the seat rotates, dislodging loiterers.