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Oscar Rainbird-Chill

Department: Man and Leisure
Website: oscarrainbirdchill.com

ECONOMIC GARDENING

WHAT
An urban green space in which every element communicates information about intangible, macroscopic fluctuations in the financial world.

WHY
Oscar Rainbird- Chill found links between the economic and natural worlds, in terms of cyclic change, differences in scale, and growth and decay. Because of increasing mistrust towards the financial world, due to our not understanding or choosing not to engage with it, he harnessed nature to help clarify — in sensory ways — the system.

HOW
Oscar divided the garden into trees, flowerbeds and furniture that symbolise the changing fortunes of institutions. People find themselves surrounded physically by that which defines their lives invisibly, causing them to reflect on their relation to macroscopic events from an unexpected angle.

QUOTE
Could a fountain’s intensity of flow match the rate of trade in electricity?

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Copyright: Design Academy Eindhoven
Photographs: Ronald Smits