The project consists of a series of activities, installations and surveys to initiate curiosity and conversations about shared spaces and quality of time/life in a city.
Bus stops are typically temporary, transitory congregation points with its monotonous design reduced to serve this said utility. The process of “hacking” a bus stop space looks at the potentiality of shared public spaces, i.e. “What is missing?” and “What could be there?”.
The purpose of While We Wait is three-fold:
- to address commuters’ idle time through interactivity and creativity
- to simulate a ‘pop up community’ through activities or surveys highlighting relevant urban issues
- to improve the experience of bus stops as a shared, public space
It is also an attempt to understand, engage and instigate the commuters and their social encounters within this shared space.