How we sit in the public spaces of the city

I’ve begun to finish up my diagrams for two of the places in Copenhagen where I’ve done my preliminary registrations for my furniture assignment.

These were among the registrations that led to the development of my Personas. The diagrams are very basic, since they are ment to show some evident truths.

Through the registrations I’ve noticed that most people will rather not use large open public spaces to stay or to sit on. We tend to sit along the edge of the open spaces and will for the most part, only situate us in the middle, if we have a specific reason to do so, such as playing soccer, or doing sports. This is what the diagrams should show. The pictograms of people are placed where people were sitting for more than 5 minutes during a 15 interval.

During the 15 min. interval there were a total of 30+ people walking/standing or sitting at Søren Kierkegaards Plads. During a 15 min. interval there were 90+ people walking/standing or sitting at Fælledparken. But out of the total amount of people. Almost all the people at Søren Kierkegaards Plads were sitting down. And less than half of the people at Fælledparken were sitting down.

diagram for Søren Kierkegaards Plads

Diagram for Søren Kierkegaards Plads, Copenhagen

diagram for fælledparken

Diagram for part of Fælledparken, Copenhagen



Matthias Dyrkjaer Kisch is a design student at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen, Denmark. My main focus, and where my interest lies, is furniture design, architecture on a small scale and design on a large scale . I work with a very hands-on process with many prototypes, models and mockups along with computer and hand drawings.

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