A collaborative search for “tools for an unknown future“.
The way our cities appear is often seen as a given, as a permanent fact, as one hard truth we have to live with. Or like a fate, we have to deal with. This is not true. Our cities are a process. Cities are in permanent transition and change, cities develop.
The aim of the workshop is to intervene in Montreal’s public space and to collaboratively produce a temporary installation that will explore the potentials of urban public space as a place for interaction, informal meeting and a new imagination.
with a group of about 14 enthousiasts of the public we managed to explore into the realm of public space furniture. the participants took o nthe question of the non communicative pre-condition of many public furnitures, like benches and went the completely opposite way: a series of seating facilities was produced, that bring people close to each other, that induce communication through closeness. public architecture becomes an invitation, interaction is built in!
Montral, Place de la Paix
in context of: “MUTEK”
supported by: Goethe Institut Montreal
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