This series of installations at the Kyoto Art Center in Japan explores the oppressive nature of the privately-owned public space. Launched for the Kenchiku Symposium, the pop-up brings together the works of six studios — Tato Architects, Hiroshi Kato, Sven Pfeiffer, Dot Architects, Ludwig Heimbach, Martinez Barat Lafore Architectes.
Installed in "a rarely used courtyard of the art center," each structure is intended to provide a 'safe space' for certain activities that are considered taboo in the open. This includes things like napping, kissing, bird feeding and 'dangerous play.' The installations resonate with people on account of their interactive nature, however, their message extends further, pushing for the rules of the privately-owned public space to be rethought and subverted.
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