Take a Seat

by Edible Bus Stop

Take a Seat is a celebration of public seating & the role it can play in creating positive social interaction & cohesion. By painting the seats we want to draw attention to how we dwell in public space & relate to each other. Can design play a positive & meaningful part in that? Our intention is to get people to slow down, take a seat & maybe strike up a conversation, via the seats transformation, to the person sitting next to you. Take a Seat is a celebration of public seating & the role it can play in creating positive social interaction & cohesion. By painting the seats we want to draw attention to how we dwell in public space & relate to each other. Can design play a positive & meaningful part in that? Our intention is to get people to slow down, take a seat & maybe strike up a conversation, via the seats transformation, to the person sitting next to you.

Dazzle, aka ‘Razzle Dazzle’, is a camouflage technique that was developed for warships in WW1. It’s an unlikely form of camouflage, as it draws attention to the ship rather than hiding it, disrupting its outline, altering perceptions of it. With disruptive thinking and a desire to alter perceptions as a cornerstone of our methodology, the aim is to draw attention to the seats, sparking conversations about how we use public spaces and whether they are user friendly for all age groups and demographics.

We’ll transform seats in Windrush Square SW2 opposite the Old Town Hall
The installation is free & inclusive 24/7. The seats will remain in situ after the London Design Festival 2017 creating a lasting impression & plenty of photo opportunities!

Event dates:

16 – 24 Sept

Open:

Open 24 hours

Location:

Windrush Square SW2 1JG

Free event:

Yes

#razzledazzle

About Edible Bus Stop

The Edible Bus Stop Studio is a Brixton based Landscape Architecture and Design Consultancy.

Utilising a multidisciplinary process, the team tailor their skills to meet the ambition of each client & project. They specialise in socially minded installations that deliver meaningful results through disruptive thinking, alongside provocative & playful methodology.

Their mission is to transform spaces into design-led active places, inspiring a wider audience to engage in social & environmental issues in the city. They explore designs that create landmarks, demonstrating that good design is not socially exclusive. And they plant strawberries, what’s there not to love?

Host:

The Edible Bus Stop Studio

Email:

info@theediblebusstop.org