Idea Contest

The International open single-phase idea contest “Hacking Urban Furniture – Urban furniture in Communal-Collective-Cooperation (CCC)” searched for ideas for new forms, meanings and concepts of urban furniture. The focus here was on substantial conceptions of new economic models, functional expansions and civil-societal participation. Mere questions of design were not at the core of this contest; rather, it was about the collaboration of society, public function and formal solution.

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Expert jury:

- Prof. Folke Köbberling (artist)
- Gilly Karjevsky (curator)
- Gergely Laszlo (artist)
- Jan Bovelet (architecture theorist)
- Joanne Pouzenc (urban researcher)
- Prof. Kaja Pogacar (urban planner)
- KUNSTrePUBLIK (artist collective)

Preview: Miodrag Kuč (urban researcher)

Andreas Templin

Berlin Dough

Andreas Tremplin's mountain hacks urban furniture by resisting the idea of functional design and applying a form of abstract inclusiveness. The Berlin Dough mountain provides users an opportunity for curious re-interpretation of sitting, convening and gathering in public space. It looks odd, it looks out of place, but that is exactly how it invites discovery and appropriation, creating an environment where sitting in public space is reinvented in new ways. The mountain also comments on the state of natural forms in urban settings and can invoke the feeling of taking a pause from a hike, up high over the view, sitting on a stone, surveying the land.

Gilly Karjevsky

    Hacking Urban Furniture: artworks, ideas competition, exhibition co-funded by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds