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)

First Prizes


Fiete Rohde & Team

Dem Verfasserteam von KIEZding gelingt es, mehrere Aspekte des Themas der Stadtmöblierung vielversprechend zu verbinden. Zwar sind die Bestandteile des Vorschlags alle schon einmal...

Benoit Maubrey

Arena: a Speakers Sculpture

Benoit Maubreys Einreichung „Arena: a Speakers Sculpture“ ist eine Anordnung von ausrangierten Lautsprecherboxen, die als begehbare Skulptur im öffentlichen Raum funktioniert....

Second Prizes

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...

Adam Page & Eva Hertzsch

Executive Box


Honorable Mentions

Extrapolation Factory

Transition Habitats

Inspired by the spontaneous interventions on urban furniture, with the project Transition Habitats, the Extrapolation Factory proposes to address climate change and to accommodate...

Josef-Matthias Printschler


Josef-Matthias Printschler’s application, WTHUF – what the hack is urban furniture? chose an entirely different approach to the rest of the entries on the problems raised within...

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