Spying on Gated Communities

A group called Heavy Trash has installed “viewing platforms” on the edges of gated communities in Los Angeles.

Heavy Trash is “an anonymous arts organization of architects, designers and urban planners”. Their blog extensively documents their viewing platform project, which aims to stimulate dialogue about urban issues. Their blog also has some excellent information about gated communities, and instructions on how to build your own viewing platform.

Via archinect, and Space and Culture.