"Sonderschutzstelle" means Special Shield Service and was inaugurated in December 2012 to safe the German city of Jena from special dangers not to say the end of the world. A website (sonderschutzstelle.de) was created as well as a bureaucratic telephone computer. Then the cities elite was postally warned and equipped with means of protection. Days later large ear plug dispenser were installed on public squares to serve the public at large. The instructions read that citizens were asked to carry ear protection with them at any time and to pay attention to sonic alerts. In case of alarm citizens should search a safe place and insert the earplugs to await doomsday's big bang in peaceful silence.
On 21 December 2012 at 7 o'clock the whole city started beeping collectively.
multi-piece urban intervention, Jena 2012
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