Hugh Crothers

Desire Line

This project investigates the re-appropriation of public space, through the proposal of a mobile Supervised Injecting Facility (SIF) for those who currently inject in public. The service would exist alongside current Needle and Syringe Programs in metropolitan Melbourne. 
The proposal specifically addresses a user group that is currently vulnerable and lacks access to harm reducing facilities. The research explored three key questions: how could the provision of an injecting room reduce harm for public drug users? What are the positive effects of the provision of a SIF on public space? How can Interior Design instill a sense of self-worth and empowerment in public drug users?