What’s so great about gated communities?
An anonymous design group, Heavy Trash, exemplifies how suggestive design and innovation can shed light on the problems areas of the current built environment and instigate positive change. Ed Blackely in the book Fortress America: Gated Communities in the United States states, “… The quality of community is no different in gated communities, even though residents have moved to gated areas believing that they would find their nostalgic idea of community, they have not. In fact, these communities promote privacy within privacy: residents tend to stay in their own backyard and do not visit on porches or front lawns.” How and in what ways can design begin to address this issue? With the power of design activism, Heavy Trash has found a way to do just that. //
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