Take a Seat is a celebration of Brixton’s street seats. Public seating is often associated with anti-social behaviour and many have been removed. Utilising the LDF as a platform, we’ll explore, through design-led transformations, how we congregate and engage with each other in the public realm.

Take a Seat is a celebration of public seating & the role it can play in creating positive social interaction & cohesion. By painting the seats we want to draw attention to how we dwell in public space & relate to each other. Can design play a positive & meaningful part in that? Our intention is to get people to slow down, take a seat & maybe strike up a conversation, via the seats transformation, to the person sitting next to you. 

Dazzle, aka ‘Razzle Dazzle’, is a camouflage technique that was developed for warships in WW1. It’s an unlikely form of camouflage, as it draws attention to the ship rather than hiding it, disrupting its outline, altering perceptions of it. With disruptive thinking and a desire to alter perceptions as a cornerstone of our methodology, the aim is to draw attention to the seats, sparking conversations about how we use public spaces and whether they are user-friendly for all age groups and demographics.

We’ll transform seats in Windrush Square SW2 opposite the Old Town Hall

The installation is free & inclusive 24/7. The seats will remain in situ after the London Design Festival 2017 creating a lasting impression & plenty of photo opportunities!

We're thankful for the support of Public Spaces, the seats distributors for helping to make this project happen.

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