a shared interest in the bounce (2014) is an open source game. At its centre lies an object designed with the primary function of resisting a multitude of 'anti-social' activities; namely the Camden Bench.

An invitation to play table tennis is used to subvert the piece of angular street furniture. Players work as a team to maintain the bounce of a ball against the angular surface of the bench. Instead of competing against each other, they actively engage the bench in competition. The work considers how undesirable behaviours are deflected from public space and how architecture serves to condition people's behaviour in the public realm.

With thanks to:
Charlie Evans
James Mijnlieff
Mamadu Tyson
Stephanie Irvine