This direct intervention on homeless spikes in London's Curtain Road transformed hostile architecture into a comfortable temporary living space and public library. It put homelessness and socially exclusive architecture back on the international agenda and has, to date, been covered by hundreds of individual media outlets and publications around the world and has made its way onto high school and university curricula.

Covered by:

London Live

http://www.londonlive.co.uk/news/2015-07-19/turning-anti-homeless-spikes-into-something-more-comfortable

ITV London

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BBC Radio

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Metro:

http://metro.co.uk/2015/07/18/london-artists-protest-anti-homeless-spikes-by-turning-them-into-a-bed-5302388/

Mirror:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/space-not-spikes-campaigners-launch-6089905

Little Atoms [had it first]:

http://www.littleatoms.com/art-design-society/best-way-fighting-back-against-londons-anti-homeless-spikes

Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/artists-launch-campaign-to-tackle-scourge-of-antihomeless-spikes-in-london-10400210.html

Independent (interview)

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/features/space-not-spikes-protest-artist-says-hostile-architecture-is-antihuman-10409673.html

Guardian Cities

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/jul/20/rise-urban-playgrounds-elderly

Guardian Comment is Free [over 25k shares in 24 hrs]

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jul/23/anti-homeless-spikes-inhumane-defensive-architecture

Guardian Film

http://www.theguardian.com/society/video/2015/jul/23/london-activists-neutralise-anti-homeless-spikes-mattress-bookshelf-video

Irish Examiner

http://www.irishexaminer.com/examviral/real-life/artists-transform-anti-homeless-spikes-on-shoreditch-street-into-sofa-and-reading-area-343408.html

PA

http://snappa.press.net/#!/assets/0b9bad27-8007-3243-84fd-f3d6b29eb8b8?feedId=firehose

BT.com

http://home.bt.com/news/features/artists-transform-anti-homeless-spikes-on-shoreditch-street-into-sofa-and-reading-area-11363993360292

Unilad

http://www.unilad.co.uk/articles/someone-is-turning-anti-homeless-spikes-into-beds/

Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/07/20/anti-homeless-spikes-london-bed_n_7831008.html?1437390191&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067

Evening Standard

http://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/london-life/hipsters-turn-londons-antihomeless-spikes-into-a-bed-and-library-10403907.html

Mashable

http://mashable.com/2015/07/22/homeless-spikes-london-bedroom/

Global Post

http://www.globalpost.com/article/6619952/2015/07/22/group-artists-found-perfect-way-protest-anti-homeless-spikes

Konbini

http://www.konbini.com/en/lifestyle/artists-tackling-londons-anti-homeless-spikes-head/

ShortList

http://www.shortlist.com/cool-stuff/anti-homeless-spikes-are-being-turned-into-bedrooms-by-campaigners

PSFK

http://www.psfk.com/2015/07/anti-homeless-spikes-london-homeless.html

Ellie Goulding on Instagram

https://instagram.com/p/5e0YlLzfc2/?taken-by=elliegoulding

QUARTZ

http://qz.com/461159/activists-are-repurposing-londons-anti-homeless-spikes-into-cozy-bedrooms/

Upworthy

https://www.upworthy.com/artists-got-fed-up-with-these-anti-homeless-spikes-so-they-made-them-a-bit-more-comfy?c=hpstream

Films For Action

http://www.filmsforaction.org/articles/this-is-the-best-way-to-fight-back-against-londons-antihomeless-spikes/

Bam Margera’s blog

http://tv.bamargera.com/london-streets-installed-spikes-to-keep-the-homeless-away-but-this-group-decided-to-change-everything-and-place-beds-on-top-

AOL Money

http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/07/20/artists-takle-anti-homeless-spikes-on-shoreditch-street/

RYOT

http://www.ryot.org/this-rad-group-of-activists-turned-londons-anti-homeless-spikes-into-a-cozy-statement/938721

El Iberico (Spanish)

http://www.eliberico.com/un-grupo-de-artistas-crea-una-campana-a-favor-de-los-mendigos-de-londres.html

Down and Out Leicester

https://downnotoutleicester.wordpress.com/2015/07/21/anti-homeless-spikes-turned-into-bed-and-library-by-protesters-in-london/

MTL Blog

http://www.mtlblog.com/2015/07/artists-have-been-turning-anti-homeless-spikes-into-beds/#

Immo Klink blog (one of our favourite photographers)

http://immoklink.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/anti-homeless-spikes.html?spref=tw

FPIEC (Poland)

http://www.fpiec.pl/post/2015/07/20/artysci

Vart Land (Norway)

http://www.vl.no/nyhet/sl%C3%A5r-tilbake-mot-fiendtlig-arkitektur-1.376121

Joop (Netherlands)

http://www.joop.nl/kijk-nou/detail/browse/2/artikel/33159_actiegroep_neemt_wraak_op_antisociale_winkel/

Infinity House Magazine

http://infinityhousemagazine.com/the-most-amazing-response-to-londons-anti-homeless-spikes/

Radio Nova (Finland)

http://www.radionova.fi/ajankohtaista/uutiset/Taiteilijoiden-vastaisku-kodittomien-hatistelylle—piikit-vaihtuvat-sangyksi-34885.html

Refinery 29

http://www.refinery29.com/2015/07/91169/anti-homeless-spikes-england-artist-protest

Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo News

http://news.yahoo.com/anti-homeless-spikes-heartless-193035240.html

Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Global-News/2015/0722/Are-anti-homeless-spikes-heartless

Take Part

http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/07/22/activists-homelessness-spikes

AdWeek

http://www.adweek.com/prnewser/homeless-spikes-activists-earn-a-global-prwin-for-defensive-architecture/116699

Metro Belgium (Belgian)

http://fr.metrotime.be/2015/07/22/must-read/londres-des-artistes-sattaquent-a-une-mesure-anti-sdf/

Svenska Dagbladet (Swedish)

http://www.svd.se/konstnarer-gav-hemlosa-soffa-i-stallet-for-spikar

Noticias ao Minuto (Portugese)

http://www.noticiasaominuto.com/mundo/424752/picos-de-metal-que-impedem-sem-abrigo-de-dormir-estao-a-ser-contornados

NTV (Turkish)

http://www.ntv.com.tr/sanat/evsiz-kaciran-dikenlereboyle-cevap-verdiler,GdgovS_OH0eoNLKbLmulCw

GOOD Magazine (Israel)

http://magazine.good.is/articles/anti-homeless-spikes-transformed

Welfare Society Territory

http://www.west-info.eu/soft-protest-against-anti-homeless-spikes/

L’avenir (France)

http://www.lavenir.net/cnt/DMF20150723_00679663

Rozhlas (Czech)

http://www.rozhlas.cz/radiowave/wavenews/_zprava/londynsti-aktiviste-premenili-kovove-hroty-proti-bezdomovcum-v-postele–1515127?print=1

And more….

There will be more. Watch this space. Better still, don’t just watch space…change it.

List of books now available at the Curtain Road Public Library: James Meek PRIVATE ISLAND Owen Hatherley A NEW KIND OF BLEAK Wade Shepard GHOST CITIES John Gledhill THE NEW WAR ON THE POOR Bradley Garrett EXPLORE EVERYTHING: PLACE HACKING THE CITY Anna Minton GROUND CONTROL Danny Dorling ALL THAT IS SOLID Lynsey Hanley ESTATES: AN INTIMATE HISTORY Justin McGuirk RADICAL CITIES: ACROSS LATIN AMERICA IN SEARCH OF A NEW ARCHITECTURE Lisa McKenzie GETTING BY: ESTATES, CLASS AND CULTURE IN AUSTERITY BRITAIN And a paper by Andrew Harris called ART AND GENTRIFICATION: PURSUING THE URBAN PASTORAL IN HOXTON, LONDON

Feel free to read, relax or retire. Just leave the books behind for the people who come after you. Thanks.

[All images are CC BY-ND by Immo Klink and Marco Godoy.]