Can a fence become a meetingpoint or a sitting area? The answer lies in the Social Fence of Remy and Veenhuizen. They transformed part of an existing fence to lounge- and sittingspots for pupils. The idea to transform the existing fence into a meetingplace originated in the desire tochange the perception upon the mostly negatively experienced fence. A distortion of the existing rhythm creates meetingplaces on both sides of the fence. The work, that covers five fence parts, joins the existing fence in terms of measurements and colour.
In this charming social fence, the protrusions and recessions are not only eye-catching, but they allow for a more active interaction between those on either sides of the fence, providing seats, benches, nooks and playspaces for children.
The social fence is produced by Gelmo: www.gelmo.nl