Diana Rahim, 'Interventions', 2020
Interventions develops the artist's ongoing documentation of hostile architecture in Singapore. Hostile architecture refers to restrictive architectural features such as ledges or barriers that regulate public behaviours by intervening in how shared spaces like benches, walkways and void decks are navigated and used. These new photographs initiate ways of reclaiming spaces by staging intimate interventions that imagine and soften various hostile architectural elements that deter undesired peoples and uses. It places faith in the possibilities of identifying and reshaping hostile conditions.