Control Series

A series of street art works about control.

Verboden Aan Te Plakken
โ€œSticking anything here prohibited”. Snails don’t let stickers dictate where they can stick, so why do we?
We are conditioned to automatically accept any signs telling us we are not allowed to do something, without thinking about the why or why this stickers is supposed to have the authority to dictate our behavior. Maybe we can learn something from our humble friend the snail, who recognizes no sticker’s authority but his own. ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ

An Ordinary Corner
By combining two opposing tools of social engineering in public space we have created: An Ordinary Corner. We took an existing piece of hostile architecture, a triangular metal piece of street furniture designed to influence the behaviour of citizens by dissuading them from peeing in that particular corner, and we neutralised it by adding a urinal sticker of a fly, designed to influence menโ€™s behaviour to ensure they pee specifically on this sticker to make sure they donโ€™t make a mess. By combining these two pieces of behavioral nudging they effectively cancel each other out, creating an Ordinary Corner, where you are neither particularly encouraged or discouraged from pissing.