TENT London 2011 - Pirates of the Danube: Kitchen Budapest and WAMP joint project

2011/09/22 - 10:00 - 2011/09/25 - 18:00

At the TENT London Kitchen Budapest and WAMP present the outcome of the 'Pirates of the Danube' open call launched for young Hungarian designers.

TENT London: Old Truman Brewery London E1
2011. September 22-25.

The winning project, called Play4Power was developed by designers Beata Csortan and Daniel Pifko. As a starting point, designers found that kids have a lot of untapped energy they usually play off on playgrounds. Why could not be this energy used? The main focus of the Play4Power project was to question the separation of todays culture between playing, free time to what is productive.
The designers come up with a creative solution with the help of which kids’ kinetic energy could be used, and fixed this device to playground items. Research has also been carried out to see how the playground communities would welcome this device. Parents suggested that the generated energy should be used for the benefit of the smaller communities of the playground.

The solution opens up several ethical and though provoking questions by demolishing the distinction of play and productivity and introducing a new green energy concept.

A PIRATES OF THE DANUBE WORKSHOP microsite (click!)

Photos of the exhibition (click!)