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'Street Chairs' Captures Couches Around the World

By: Alyson Wyers - Published: Oct 14, 2013 • References: colabradio.mit.edu and fastcoexist
This crowdsourced photography series entitled 'Street Chairs,' is of abandoned seating around the world. The uploaded images tell a story of the furniture people leave outside in a visually compelling way. Participating photographers snap shots of the couches and chairs people leave on the street, the ones we have all seen on street corners with a sign saying 'free,' waiting to be claimed. On the other hand, a broke- down armchair is just as likely to become a permanent fixture in a different part of town.

MIT's Community Innovator's Lab (CoLab) Radio site hosts 'Street Chairs,' where dozens of unloved furniture pieces might find appreciation on the Internet. Abandoned seating has been captured all over the world, including Bosnia, Barcelona, Montreal and New Orleans.