Gilles Paté and defensive space

Gilles Paté's "Le repos du fakir" ("Fakir's rest") is finally available in the DVD format. It's actually a short movie that describe the concept of "defensive space": all the transformation in space that aim at preventing people to have a specific behavior... such as sleeping on a bench, doing skateboard, sitting next to a window... In this short movie, the author try to sleep at diverse places in paris, having to stretch his own body to find a proper position...

Why do I blog this? as an observer of city phenomenons (as well as for potential urban computing research projects), I am always impressed by the devices people design to reshape behaviors. This ons is frightening: