Post-Conflict Street Furniture
I am developing a series of street furniture proposals which will act as modest moments of recognition, acknowledgement and memorial whilst promoting social cohesion after conflict. Not all peacebuilding inventions are grand gestures of state-building architecture and monumental memorialisation, there is plenty of scope for well designed everyday structures that interact and imply something at a very local level – The co-creation of street furniture, conceived and crafted from the destruction that violence creates. Furniture with a meaningful and valued peacebuilding intention that embraces the everyday importance of daily routine and casual interactions that help communities rebuild trust and hope in the future. These are structures that have no other agender than to support and provide local people with a place to rest, play and talk.