Nine months ago, I attended a workshop of the design collective Postfossil in Aarau. At the start, participants were asked to outline a hypothetical “critical intervention” in their environment.
At Zürich Wiedinghof, where I live with my family, there is an inviting meadow with sign saying: “The facilities are recommended to protect the public – playing football forbidden – Check nearest football field under official publications». I suggested to make the contrast between the meadow and the sign with a temporary line marking something striking. “One day I do it,” I promised to the other participants.
Nine months later, I could keep my word.