Mobile Porch is a multifunctional object that can be used for varying purposes in diverse settings. By offering this new urban toy to the people who use and govern the public places, Mobile Porch becomes a tool for contact, stimulating activity, revealing the potential of everyday situations to inform the future.
As a mobile sculpture it creates a platform for self-expression and community interaction. The Mobile Porch travels to different locations and is open to interpretation, the space invites people to fill it with their own ideas and to create an experience that is both public and personal, involving themselves, the space around them and interacting with society.
The prototype for Mobile Porch was built developed in 2000 with the help of architects and designers. The deliberately flexible design offers a stage, a screen, a reception desk, a dinner table, a shop, an exhibition board, a workshop, a billboard, a hang-out…an endlessness of possibilities to suit the people’s unending supply of desires, dreams, ideas, interests and needs. The circular “Ferris space” has been successfully used and interpreted by other organizations and continues to pop up in unexpected places around Europe.