Monday, May 14, 2012

The Battle for the Homeless in St. Louis

The top link is to a piece in today's Post and the bottom one is from this blog in December 2009. The picture below is from this morning:

This is a difficult issue and one that reminds us the the 'built environment' is not about buildings but people. Do we value all people or just some? How does it effect one's actions? To some degree folks on both sides of the issue seem to be using the homeless as a means to an end - a way to score political points. The placing of this sign is as staged as anything I've ever seen...there is  something to be said about the difficulty of serving two masters.