These are some of the proposed and built experiments that have been used to reconfigure public engagement as a form of socio-material involvement. In a sense, it is also a form of subversion over specific situations and conditions identified in the urban landscape. These objects not only were shaped from this questioning process but also provide modes of sharing these issues with a wider public, calling them to act, to be part of these questions and to formulate other new questions. The line between the ‘playful’ and the ‘serious’ becomes tenuous, as it opens another space for ownership and engagement by questioning and challenging spatial order and taken-for-granted assumptions.
Miguel Costa, 2019