Media Coverage for Campaign

BBC Radio 4 - Art of Now Hostile Design. Stuart Semple presents a radio documentary devling into hostile design in UK towns and cities. 

The Art Newspaper Stuart Semple launches campaign to eradicate ‘hostile design’ around the world 

Art Review Artist launches international campaign against ‘hostile design’  

BBC Anger at anti-homeless benches in Bournemouth town centre

The Daily Mail Seaside council installs anti-homeless metal bars on benches so people cannot lie down on them

The Independent A council has been criticised as “inhumane” after installing metal bars on benches to stop homeless people sleeping on them

 Lad Bible Council Installs Metal Bars On Benches To Deter Rough Sleepers


Articles About Hostile Architecture and Defensive Design


The Guardian These anti-homeless spikes are brutal. We need to get rid of them - by Leah Borromeo 

Art Review Seizing public space for private use is all about making what looks good feel bad, writes architect Joshua Comaroff 

Better Than Spikes Anti Anti-Homeless Spikes tumblr

Little Atoms  This is the best way to fight back against London's anti-homeless spikes  

Anna Minton Ground Control

CNN James Furzer & Dean Harvey Hostile Architecture Debate

Pintrest anti-homeless design


Help & Support for Those in Need


Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services.


Hope For Food

Hope for Food is a local charity based in Bournemouth set up and run entirely by Volunteers. The organisation was founded by Claire Matthews in 2012 with the aim of providing life’s basic essentials on a day to day basis to people in need of help due to the current economic climate.



We work side by side with people to help them rebuild their lives. From decades of experience of working with thousands of homeless people, we know what's needed to leave homelessness behind for good. We use this experience to shape the services we provide and the changes we campaign for.


Citizens Advice

On these pages you can find information about how to go about renting or buying a home or just finding somewhere to live. You can also find advice on handling problems with your landlord and help to avoid losing your home.


National Homelessness Advice Service

Set up over 20 years ago, the NHAS is a partnership between Shelter and Citizens Advice, funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government. The overall aims of the project are to enable frontline providers to deliver good quality housing and homelessness advice, and support and facilitate the prevention of homelessness where possible.