Urban furniture that produces energy

bicyclope is a working system aroused through the collaboration between iCollective e. V. and architecture office Zuloark. Further from just developing interactive urban furniture that produces energy, we propose a participatory method for people to engage in the design of the cityscape. For this open project we work closely with the neighbors exploring the way they move and spend their time in the urban space. This happened in virtual exchanges through social networks as well as in meetings arranged in Örebro during which we also think about the usage of the produced energy.

The construction of the prototype is also completed in collaboration with the neighbors. By doing so, we propose not only an object but a strategy based on participation, collaboration, learning, sustainability and responsibility.


Juan Chacón (Zuloark) and Valeria Schwarz

Supported by
Soziale Stadt and OPENart

Presented in
Berlin, GER, 2012, 2013 and 2015
Örebro, SWE, 2013 in the frame of OpenArt