Experience the Schützenmatte!
The Schützenmatte is a controversially discussed place in the capital city of Bern.
The question of its future use leads to a collision between a wide variety of positions. As part of the participatory planning process, the parking lot is cleared away for four days and declared as a field of experimentation. All Bernese are invited to experience the emptiness, absorb new perspectives and formulate ideas.
Urban Catalyst studio designs a spatial basic infrastructure (pavilion, mobile street furniture, Illuminating balloon and neon sign) and develops in collaboration with Lars Studer (Schauplatzinternational) and actors from the Bernese arts and culture scene a three-day program. Lots of blue stripes, a 70m long dining table, a children's laboratory, thematic tours, a DIY furniture workshop, movie screenings and performances transform the Schützenmatte into a place full of future possibilities.