Space for Freely Organized Public Interactions Through an Interplay of Analogue and Digital Elements

Robin Weidner

Oktober / October - 2022

Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach



The Openstairs furniture system with the connected open online-agenda helps to facilitate and invite to organize social interactions, creating dialogue and cultural/educational moments in public space. By rearranging the different leveled stairs furniture in various ways, guests and contributors can create temporarily their ‘own’ place on selected and permitted openstairs locations to connect and share in their local surroundings. The stairs literally levels people, offers a different perspective and let us reflect on hierarchies. The connected online-agenda ( offers an easy overview for the upcoming planned events at the openstairs. It invites people to join and/ or run own entertaining-, cultural-, educational- events. Citizens, schools, organizations, artists, municipalities,... are welcomed to freely offering and/ or visiting events in public. By doing so creating an accessible experience with keeping up the values of diversity, equality and respect.