Have a Seat

Sit Projects by Paola Mojica and Daniel Clapp is a series of service-oriented installations inspired by the pressing need for seats at bus and subway stops in New York.
The installations are based on disposed chairs that are recycled and placed at selected bus and subway stops. By adding something practical and at the same time unique to the otherwise generic world of public transportation systems, the idea is not just to meet commuter's practical needs but also to create a situation for surprise and social interaction between commuters.

Excerpt from the artist's interview:

What do you want people to get out of this project?
I want people to see that they can come up with fun solutions to problems in their environment. Theres this latin term "civitas" that creeps into my mind from time to time. It means "citizen". We all need to get off the couch and participate in the communities that we live in and by participate I don't mean write a check (haha dont stop doing that though), I mean go get your hands dirty. Spray paint some chairs and put them at bus stops, plant some native wildflowers in that vacant lot across from your house, fix that hole in the sidewalk that you trip in every day. To be honest though I'd be happy if people just smiled at something I made and then went about their day.


More of that at http://www.thedailycity.com/2011/02/project-profile-sit-project.html