It’s not easy beeing a hoarding and staying clean. Hoardings could be the perfect advertising spaces, but mostly they are put up and forgotten. They live a shadowy existence and in the badest case they become an eyesore for graffiti haters. What they could be, would be a perfect temporary legal wall – in a perfect world.

When the fence was erected last week, I speculated how long it would last, until erosion would set in. Exactly 7 days, as it turns out now! And there is no end in sight.

Site fence at Rellinghauser Straße / Zeche Ludwig – SOG PILEK

Would you like to know how other cities try to solve the problem? Have a look to Berlin. Project „A-FENCE“ shows how a construction enclosure can mutate to a playground for artists.

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