'Mens Sana in Corpore Sano' Promotes Sports in the City

By: Jamie Danielle Munro - Sep 30, 2014
References: jcdecaux & designboom
When walking through a busy urban center, most individuals don't think to stop and start playing basketball, but this is exactly the type of activities a group of artists is promoting with 'Mens Sana in Corpore Sano.'

The project sees pieces of furniture placed throughout the city, including a hoop to let someone play basketball, a small pitching put and even a punching bag attached to a street sign. It is this seamless integration with an everyday context that makes this project so interesting, and also pushes people to realize that many city-dwellers do not stop and relax while walking through the urban environment. This promotes this activity and can even inspire interaction between two strangers who would not have otherwise made the effort to speak to one another.

Photo Credits: designboom, jcdecaux