Public art encompasses a diverse range of expressive forms. Regardless of its intricate variations and specific manifestations, it maintains a direct correlation with the spatial realm. Within this context, the artist’s role resides in drawing attention to societal issues, posing inquiries, and occasionally stimulating contemplation. While artists are unable to offer direct solutions, they endeavour to ameliorate certain circumstances.
Themes such as the environment, health, intergenerational relations, and social well-being are primarily associated with public art. Due to its capacity to enhance the urban landscape’s quality, public art is employed as a tool and medium for community participation and as a means of ameliorating living environments and the human sphere.
This project sought to transcend environmental neutrality and instead aspire towards unequivocal environmental compatibility. The crystallisation of the project idea coincided with the COVID-19 period, marked by prolonged periods of quarantine and the attendant predicaments. Online modes of work supplanted conventional on-site activities within offices, corporations, and institutions. Public spaces such as cafes, libraries and co-working centres ceased operations, and individuals predominantly remained confined to their residences.
Consequently, social distancing and the avoidance of interpersonal encounters replaced close-knit social relationships. In light of these exigencies, the notion of a home office on a bicycle” came to fruition.
The underlying concept of this project revolves around the creation of a compact, adaptable, and lightweight workspace that can be attached to bicycles. This portable and eco-friendly workspace is designed to be easily transportable and accessible to the public. It can be assembled for events, exhibitions and artistic gatherings, functioning as a mobile and autonomous artwork.