Independent design research
Exhibited as part of De todos, para todos at MUCA (Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Arte) en UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico)
Design: Reina Imagawa
Construction: Reina Imagawa and Mangle Taller de Construcción y Arquitectura.
juego es poder (larger project)
Metal, soldering, handsaw, polish, paint, spraygun
Plaza de los pinos, Facultad de Arquitectura, UNAM (Mexico City, Mexico)
Juego Reconstructivo was deployed for 10 days in the Plaza de los Pinos in Facultad de Arquitectura in UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México), Mexico City’s largest public research university.
Inspired by landscape architect and sculptor Isamu Noguchi’s largely unrealized yet provocative playscapes, this open-ended and abstract sculpture provoked passerby and visitors to create their own definition of play. The sculpture was perceived as many things: an apparatus, objet d’art, device, equipment, and an invasion. Nevertheless, playable.
Students and the public expressed curiosity almost immediately upon encountering this mysterious sculpture (UNAM is famous for being open to the public; it even has its own city, Ciudad Universitaria). Its playful potential was amplified by the placement of a basket that was stacked to the brim with balls of all shapes, textures and sizes. Many types of games and play were invented on the spot, lasting anywhere between 5 seconds to 50 minutes.