Handy Public Punching Bags Located Around Manhattan That Let New Yorkers Vent Their Frustrations
donttakethisthewrongway, a design studio based out of Savannah, Georgia, installed a series of “Public Punching Bags” around Manhattan during their visit to New York City Design Week 2019. The idea was to give people a way to momentarily express their frustrations in a public place before going on with their day, hopefully feeling a bit better than before.
“The concept explores designing common spaces for the frustrations we all face. Frustrations that go beyond designed systems and happen, well, because we are human. The public punching bag offers an outlet for these emotions as a means to maybe develop a healthier way to address personal and collective issues in a public setting.”
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THIS. We need more of this. A public punching bag! Currently on 11th Avenue and 37th (?) Street. For every crappy dog owner who don't pick up after their dog, for every gigantic rent payment, for every dingus who stops to check their phone directly in front of a subway station entrance, for the general lack of fresh air on this island… So much angst, so little time. 🤛😬👊 Sweeeeet release 😅😛 #nycadventures #newyork #manhattan #publicpunchingbag #bestinvention #iwanttostealit #AWESOME #happyactress #actressinny #annakyrahooton #happyfilmfox #nycactor #angst #newyorkproblems #relief #exhale #problemsolved