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SEESAW (2019)

Sylvia Choi and Daegeon Jeong (Brooklyn, NY)

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The site ‘Northeast Pioneers Greenway’ is filled with various movements; movements of cars on the roundabout, bicycles on the bike lane, pedestrians on the sidewalk, meadow grass moving in wind, flying birds and bugs in the park.

The proposed bench ‘Seesaw’ provides a new vertical movement to the site and enriches the existing horizontal movements. This small intervention on the site creates co-occurrence events between people sitting on the bench and surrounding movements.

The gently sloped bench with a vertical movement recalls visitors’ common childhood experience of playing on a seesaw and sensing gravity. Through this familiar event of sitting on the bench ‘Seesaw’, visitors are able to experience special moments of observing dynamic context of ‘The Great Trail’. 

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