I have always had a huge attraction to what Laura Kampf has dubbed “guerilla making.”
Years ago, a NYC(?) artist was going around the city repairing missing bricks and broken concrete steps with Lego bricks to suggest that they were what’s underneath everything. And then, of course, there are fairy doors and similar attempts at generating a sense of whimsy and wonder to passers by.
In this video, Laura does a more practical and altruistic act of guerilla making. She finds a broken 3-seat bench along the Rhine river and she decides to replace the two missing seats. She uses recycled pallet wood. I love the idea of people going around and quietly repairing and improving the public commons like this.
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