What was the idea behind the project? Who were these citizens?
The idea behind the rainbow benches? "To make the public space more colourful" - according to what's written in the project itself:
Everything is explained in more detail in this article:
The initiators of the project are a group of friends, young, private people, not any organisation, who would like to stop people from leaving Kielce. I know what they're talking about - I remember quite a few years ago I took a taxi and the taxi driver was complaining about young people leaving Kielce. He said: "Soon only old farts like me will live in this city". It's probably more women leaving my city than men, because there are less women than men here, which is unusual considering that in Poland in general there are more women than men.
Quote from the initiators of the project:
"Kielce is gray and we should make it joyful, more colourful, more infantile. (...) Rainbow is simply beautiful and we should be able to see it more often, not only after the storm."
Btw, besides the benches the project included waste segregation bins, bicycle holders, bowls for dogs, planting trees, etc. but everyone focused on the benches because of the colours. The initiators seem to be surprised that this became such a "national problem".
1300 people voted for the project.
Are you from Kielce? Then let`s forget it, that was a typo. (...) Now I am going to join johhny in his hole.
Haha, don't be silly... ;D I can take it ;) What is it? "The Pogrom City"? "Scyzorykville"? ;)))
(Yes, I'm from Kielce :))
I think I messed up the first link, so I'll post it again:
Btw, as for scyzoryki...: