Caught Picknicking is a project about public, personal,and private spaces. I started this project by looking at different spaces around campus to find the devisions between what makes a space public or personal, and then emphasizing those features of those spaces. I looked at this ledge under the stairs because of it's strange positioning, between the line that forms at the cafe and the bathrooms, and how many people seem to stop and sit there to rest in spite of it. I then designed a portable environment that mimics the ledge under the stairs in the way it allows people to rest and be sheltered from the surrounding chaos.
The spaces people created in this nook seemed more personal because of the way they would take care of it: frequently people would come ti sit and would pull out a laptop or prop their bag up next to them, or open a notebook and set down a drink beside themselves. I decided to make the next itteration encourage this behavior as a method of creating a personal or private space by the ammount of effort you put into your surroundings. From this, I designed a portable bench for two that doubles as a picnic basket. Based on Savbriksen, picnics, pillow forts, nooks under stairwells, and beach umbrellas. More notes can be found here.