space for freely organized public interactions

Find the openstairs online and

run or join an event.

Digital and analog elements are connected in order to bring positive aspects from both worlds together for more human interaction in publis space. 

furniture + website

Furniture modules

The construction of the cubic step modules is based on simple dimensions (40x40) materials and machines that can be obtained from standard timber dealers/ hardware stores. 

A thick ship's rope connects the modules and still allows the individual Openstais elements to be adjusted as desired. The step shape inspired by the democratic urban slope and to let hierarchies be experienced when sitting.

Event experience run by locals

Citizens, schools, organizations, artists, municipalities and so on - are

welcomed to freely offering and/ or visiting planned or spontaneous happening events in public. By doing so reduce the distances in between of people and allowing randomly happeing or planned interactions. 

Moving to public space in order to lower boundaries to connect.

Open online Agenda

A piece of software/code (currently as a prototype allows logging for managing/deleting/adjusting the content of Openstairs operators on site. Design adjustments can only be made by the designer to ensure functionality. Colors for different event groups provide orientation.

Strangers are not strange

Current social and ecological challenges is making the need of moving close together as a society really urgent to create understanding for fellow humans and the world and materials around us.

What are the openstairs

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, offer 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-, and educational- events. Citizens, schools, organizations, artists, municipalities,... are welcomed to freely offering and/ or visiting planned or spontaneous happening events in public. By doing so creating an accessible experience with keeping up the values of diversity, equality and respect.

To start an initiative and collaborate

Read more about the motivation 

Feel a warm welcome to get connected and say 'hi'