Anna Ulmer

August / August - 2020

Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel

Bachelor of Arts


With Playspace, urban space becomes playable. The design features seven different modules for mounting to everyday urban posts such as signposts, in order to reinterpret ordinary, functional areas as playspaces. Bright colours and an intuitive design invite passers-by to park their bike, take a seat and have a coffee, draw with chalk, kick a ball through a hoop, relax on a swing or even attach their own hammock. The installation is straightforward and the modules can be moved up or down on the post for adjustment or simply be folded up when not in use. Playspace makes play and interaction possible in places that previously had little more to offer than a no-parking sign.