book share bench clip: ruilbank by pivot creative
images courtesy of ruilbank
ruilbank is a design intervention for public benches, which promotes social interaction and connects people through the exchange of reading material. amsterdam design studio pivot creative conceived a set of red metal clips that hug the outside of a park bench, attaching to its’ seat or back. visitors are encouraged to contribute and share by securing books and magazines to the apparatus. reading material will also provided by the program and will be placed under the clip every day until september 28th. nine benches around the city will be suited with the clasps — the outfitted seats are scattered throughout parks and urban sites, but a full online map allows curious visitors to access the specific location of each one.
the initiative hopes to encourage cultural trade and communal interaction in public spaces, navigating away from the boundaries of the computer where much of our social activity typically takes place. using existing elements found throughout the city, the project transforms a traditional outdoor bench into a place for community exchange.
the book clip is attached to the end of a park bench
ruilbank is fitted to the corner of city bench
a book is attached to ruilbank
ruilbank promotes the exchange of reading materials