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via Flickr: moses_namkung

via Flickr: moses_namkung

We’ve been thinking about modular urban furniture lately, and not just because Bushwaffle went, en mass, to the Treasure Island Music Festival this weekend. We ran across this: in Budapest, Hungary the PRCCCS festival held an event last week that asked: What kind of street furniture would you make with 140 30-liter plastic drums? This carries forward a theme we’ve been exploring since Experimenta 2008 in Amsterdam last year and our residency at Texas A&M University, and to which GRL contributed some brilliance a few years ago with their Postal Chairs. And here in San Francisco, design students have been experimenting with “catch and release” DPW Adirondack chairs.

via Vimeo: Gergely Kukucska

via Vimeo: Gergely Kukucska

We’re not sure what the Hungarian festival was all about–because all of the materials are in Hungarian–but it brings to mind the many lightweight, mass-produced objects in our detritus stream that could be pressed into service for grassroots customization of urban spaces.

Written by Rebar

October 19th, 2009 at 2:40 pm

Posted in Process