Shareable: Bringing People Together with Benches

I love the circle bench. How many of you have designed face to face seating for your market? Years ago in New Orleans, we added wheeled picnic tables that rolled in and out of storage on market day. I heard they bit the dust this year – which is understandable – but I know people had some great chat moments at those tables. I would notice that friends would often sit next to each other and then find themselves starting a larger conversation with unknown people across from them . Lovely.
I tried (unsuccessfully) to convince the founder to name the benches the “Jane Jacobs” benches to honor our hero but I know she would have been proud of them with or without the plaque.

Shareable: Bringing People Together with Benches.


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