Think Public Space
Work title: CITY POCKET. DzEP.
There is strict line between private, mine space and public, our space. Private space is where we feel comfortable doing things that on public space probably woluld not do. Also, private space is where we have conditions to take particular actions. With this project I am trying to create public spaces that have functions like private ones. I will try to answer on needs of ones that have no private space. There, in between, there is city space that can be homy and warm and secret like pocket.
In first scenario, this pocket have function of love box. This is somekind of evolution of city bench. As we all know, city bench is urban equipment that often have romantic use and conotation. Love box or ''''''''ljubionica'''''''' is place where couples can hug and kiss. Becaouse of light screen that is one side of the box and it is powered by solar energy, and semitansparent waterresistent textile, other side of the box, is creating screen where is projecting shadowplay of couple that is inside the box. This is an interactive element that gives this urban equipment dynamic character. This purpouse is defining the height of intervention and that is over 200cm.
Second scenario, city pocket is ''''''''home'''''''' for people that have no strict line between private and public space. In this case, this intervention is shelter fot homeless people. Now solar power is used for heating. Floring is poped up so there is no rainwater accumulation. There is three points that should be covered for heatinf to be activated snd light screen to be turned off. This aspect of use defines other dimensions of the pocket and it would be enough for one to lay down and rest.
This intervention is placed all over the city and is sticked to facades of private objects, ofcourse, with permission of the owners. Also, city pocket take place on pedestrian space, so we can say that is literaly border or space in between.
Used materials are light and non agresive becaouse of the character of the intervention. This places should stay ‘secret’ Irelands in city ocean.
I think that with city pocket is created new urban place that offeres to be more intimate with the city.
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