Pink Ghost: temporary intervention in a Parisian square

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The intervention radically changes the image of the central space of the square, an underused area that is surrounded by a vehicle lane. The authors create a fictional volume of the space, proposing chairs and tables as complementary urban elements. This way, the project reflects on the potential of this space to be activated and provide greater social benefits to the city.

“It is about a ‘plastic’ intervention in order to ‘transform’ the square in an attitude of ‘preservation’. Pink Ghost was implemented in a rose-coloured resin wrapped around four trees and a street lamp up to 2.50 m covering also the square’s total surface”.

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“While making the installation, we have cleverly slided under the resin twenty or so chairs and five coffee tables. This exterior urban place (the square) has then become an (interior) exterior lounge and is suddenly questioning the status of the public space in the city”.

“Périphériques Architectes agency was invited to intervene on the Furstemberg square within the second edition of the Exposition of Contemporary Art in Saint-Germain-des-Près, Parcours, Paris-Soho, which took place from the 28th of May to the 18th of June 2002”.

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