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We took part in the international un-competition The Deconstruction on the weekend, and decided to deconstruct neighbourhood.

Haiku-bombing in chalk is about observation, non-permanence and quietly unsettling our usual relationship with place, and perhaps with each other. Of course it's also about getting a bit of a street-art adrenaline rush.

Haiku-bombing is partly inspired by the famous graffito tag eternity that was written in chalk on Melbourne's footpaths in the 1930s, and then later in the streets of Sydney.

Step 1: Observe

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Do a recce of your neighbourhood, observe the life of the street and find places or relationships between things that interest or inspire you. Consider avoiding obvious iconic places, and focus instead on details that don't seek attention.

Also think about places where you can take a good photo, and where you can get a camera angle that will allow you to read the whole haiku in one shot.
 
Ha! I love this. :D
Hello City (author)  jessyratfink2 years ago
Thank you. If you do some haiku bombing we'd love to see some photos.
gaffertape2 years ago
Gooseberry fool. Always go with gooseberry fool. :)
Hello City (author)  gaffertape2 years ago
I notice that the Bunnings haiku has survived the recent rains undiminished.
hello city sounds like hello kitty, haha nice to see another Aussie on instructables!