Anti-tank obstacle hedgehog - Kyiv defender

upcycled to an urban art object - bench or bicycle parking

Main Idea

Thousands of such anti-tank hedgehogs are piled up on Kyiv streets.

After invaders retreated from Kyiv, we have 2 questions with all these hedgehogs:
- What to do with them after the war ends?
- What if Ukrainian cities will need them again?
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We created a public "Hedgehog Reuse Manual"

This Manual helps to upcycle anti-tank obstacles to the bench, bicycle parking, table, or street light. It shows step-by-step how to upgrade a hedgehog to an urban object and reverse it.

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Before the war, we focused on creating and distributing modern Ukrainian Art and Culture.

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We consider art a social practice that can unite people from different social and cultural backgrounds. Our main goal is to bring people together for the manifestation of their inner creativity.

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With the start of russian invasion office of our non-government organisation became a headquarters of civil resistance. We arranged a shelter for dozens of people who decided to stay in Kyiv and put their effort into defending the city.

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In the nearby factory, we created production facilities and began manufacturing anti-tank obstacle hedgehogs and bulletproof vests.

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We’ve delivered tank blockades all around the city to protect critical civilian infrastructure like hospitals, schools, shelters, etc.