Author Archive | Molly McClure

Anti-homeless spikes are designed to prevent sitting, standing and sleeping. Photo found via Tumblr.

‘Defensive architecture’ is ugly in more than one way

I saw a post on Tumblr recently that showed in stark imagery how uninviting public spaces are becoming. “Defensive architecture” has been installed under highways, on park benches, along buildings and sidewalks all over the world to prevent people from sitting, standing, or sleeping where they’re not wanted. The people who install such architecture—which comes […]

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Photo courtesy of Toastmasters International.

Toastmasters teaches more than speaking skills

Like many job-seekers, I became familiar with Toastmasters International through the job search. Euridice Oware, an engineering educator, however, has been a member for years. She thinks the group appeals to job-seekers because it gives them a chance to improve their speaking skills and expand their network while showing potential employers they have been staying […]

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