Public space does not necessarily imply the openness that it claims to guarantee. Architectural structures in particular obstruct access to or the ability to relax in a place. This includes, for instance, the street bollards that that an integral part of our “street furniture”. Even though they strongly impact our behaviour is public spaces, they remain largely overlooked.
Using a scenario-specific intervention, Zita Fahrländer makes these bollards visible as a component of our common space. By appropriating urban structures, the seesaw showcases a counter-proposal to the insidious privatisation of the public realm.