“Keep distance” is one of the most important measures to prevent the COVID-19 virus from spreading. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends keeping 1-2 meters distance to each other to keep us safe. Moving around as a pedestrian and having a look at the urban furniture, one soon realizes that the streetscapes of our cities were not designed for such great distances between city residents. Who is allowed to sit on the bench if due to the distance regulation there is just enough space for one person instead of three? With the pandemic, there comes the opportunity to rethink public furniture. How does a bench look like that is resilient and at the same time offers new qualities in post-pandemic times?
This entry is part of feld72’s exhibition contribution to “Welcome to the Re_Public” and represents the exemplary starting point of the CATALOGUE OF POSSIBILITIES. Therefore it is not part of the CALL FOR IDEAS.