Bench Jacket
Soweto, Johannesburg
Speculation
March 2010

In reaction to poor engagement with our public spaces and static social encounters between classes, the bench jacket sought to provoke encounter, conversation and curiosity in urban space. Influenced by a fashion designer the studio shared a space with, a bright yellow cover with marking of games was used to envelop a concrete bench. The experiment attempted to test the role of spectacle in generating public encounter