By Stephanie Neumann and Jonas Breme
To explore the level of interaction in the house, we ran a series of experiments in a semipublic area of the building. We installed three prototypes on three stories. These prototypes were called – Durst!, Fundstücke and Momente.
Durst! consists of a plant on a pedestal (1), an empty watering can (2), and a leave (3). It was installed on the 17th floor next to two elevators.
Question: Would someone care for the plant and water it?
Day 1 (23.12.): a full watering can, a watered plant, no leave
Day 2 (24.12.): two leaves beside the plant, watery ground
Day 3 (25.12.): no leaves, watery can disappeared
Day 4 (26.12.): plant disappeared
Day 5 (27.12.): pedestal disappeared
We added glue dots to a wall and provided pens and papers. We asked people to complete the sentence: “At this house i like…”
Question: will people participate and what opinions would be shared?
Day 1 (23.12.): no change
Day 2 (24.12.: one added post-it (“Die Aussicht!”)
Day 3 (25.12.): another added post-it (“Viele Kids”)
Day 4 (26.12.): pens and papers disappeared, some post-its were taken away and few more were added (“anonyme Freundlichkeit”, “freundliche Anonymität”, “Herr Kunzendorf, der Hausmeister”, “Ostcharme”)
Day 5 (27.12.): complete prototype disappeared
We placed a digital photo frame on one story and asked people to add a picture of the week by mailing it to email@example.com.
Question: Are the building’s inhabitants willing to share a personal experience with their neighbors?
Day 1 (23.12.): complete prototype disappeared
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