TQ3080 : Modified social benches

taken 2 months ago, near to City of London, Great Britain

Modified social benches
Modified social benches
Outside the Royal Festival Hall which is part of the Southbank Centre

Based on research into ‘personal space’ and inspired by New York street furniture, Danish artist Jeppe Hein created a series of Modified Social Benches. Their design borrows from the familiar park or garden bench, altered to various degrees to make the act of sitting a conscious physical process and challenging the amount of space that people set between themselves and others.LinkExternal link
Royal Festival Hall
Opened in 1951 as part of the Festival of Britain, the Grade I listed Hall is also one of the world’s leading performance venues. The auditorium has a fixed raked seating capacity of 2500. LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Saturday, 19 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 21 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  City, Town centre 
Place (from Tags)
London 
Primary Subject of Photo
Art 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 30820 80260 [1m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.3683N 0:6.9870W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 30826 80260
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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