Oakland Museum Event Space

The project was developed as a transformable tool kit serving new public programming and special events at the Oakland Museum. Sited in the austere terraced-concrete entry plaza of the museum, the project creates an outdoor living room for the community. The installation was conceived as a “wall painting with chairs”; simple metal garden chairs are hung from hooks like chairs in a Shaker house. The composition of chairs and tables suspended on the wall initially creates a strong graphic impression, then comes into three-dimensional relief, and finally expresses itself as an interactive participatory piece where staff and visitors can create multiple seating arrangements in response to different events and gatherings.
Location
Oakland
USA
Year of completion
2011