Thor ter Kulve, a recent graduate residing in Holland, the Netherlands, re-defined the idea of public space for his last project. Exploring the possibilities of objects that already exist, he managed to push boundaries in playfully unexpected ways. From attaching a swing to a lamppost to placing a fireplace on top of a garbage can, Thor ter Kulve's installations vastly improve the civic infrastructure of Arnhem in ways that city planners and government officials may not be able to appreciate but locals and visitors certainly can.
It is important to note that in no way did Thor ter Kulve's embellishments impeded the original functions of the public objects. With this in mind, he states, "It’s my strong belief that in a time of economic hardship and individual isolation we should address ourselves to public space as a collectively owned domain and possible ways to use it to our joint benefit."
Playful Re-Defined Public Spaces
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