Foundation projects

Foundation, a concept I developed with Rikkert Paauw, is about collecting waste material and old furniture from the neighborhood, moving it to a waste container, reusing it to turn it into a small house (with the container as the foundation), to become a temporary meeting place for neighbors and passers-by. The site-specific and investigative approach to design and public space leaves room for unexpected local input and cooperation.

During this project, I give shape to a public journal that shows the progress and tells the story of the found material and its contributors.

Foundation was performed in Milan at the Public Design festival (April 2010), and in Vienna during the Vienna Design Week (October 2010). In collaboration with Anna Brecht, Hein Lagerweij, Rikkert Paauw and Boudewijn Rijff. More pictures on Flickr.

FOUNDation Milan April 2010 from Hein Lagerweij on Vimeo.

FOUNDation Projects Vienna Design Week 2010 from Hein Lagerweij on Vimeo.