ON THE FENCE

private property interventions

On The Fence is a proposal for strategic property line interventions between prototypical backyard borders. The project inserts public apertures into the confines of private property. By literally implanting playful opportunities into the surface of the fence itself, radical adjacencies and social opportunities are created. The border is re-delineated.

A lexicon of backyard leisure activities programs this new middle ground. By leveraging the familiar vocabulary of backyard recreation, new participants are invited to join in existing activities. The periodic table calibrates each leisure activity by type and participant intensity. Interventions can be staged to program every Element, and Elements can be alchemically combined to produce unlikely alliances.

© CARTOGRAM 2010.