Hanging around, not doing anything except, like a droog, hanging around. Strange how what is still the most threatening thing imaginable for urban governments is just people loitering, occupying, striking, or just hanging around aimlessly on the streets. An essay along these lines by Susan Buck-Morss, a brilliant scholar of the writings of Frankfurt School and cultural critic Walter Benjamin, points to this problem/opportunity in interesting ways:
“The Flaneur, the Sandwich Man, and the Whore: the Politics of Loitering.” New German Critique, No. 39 (Autumn 1986): 99-140.