Public space is defined by rigid structures that attempt to cater to the general public. These frameworks, however, are often challenged and deconstructed in alternative ways that come to characterize the real public. Individual interventions undermine the political and social constructs imposed by the planned city and often leave behind structural fragments that, on a small scale, remain independent from new developments. These remnants, such as steps, ramps or dry masonry walls transform into seating or meeting points for people of all social classes. People on the outskirts of society, in particular, are often forced to occupy an undefined role in the public realm and, as such, become key players in these architectural spaces. Street musicians and other cultural producers also take advantage of public remnants to showcase their art. As such, public space provides opportunity for the re-examination and appropriation of architectural components for entirely new purposes.
A Prosthesis 7s has been developed for Bauer & Ewald that, once installed, will be seen as a unified extension of existing architecture. Furthermore, bringing cultural producers, such as video artist and performers, into the “white cube” will serve as a meeting point for Berlin’s art scene.