Prototype for self employed economic unit

Exhibition: Skulptur Biennale Münsterland

Location: Ostbevern, Germany

Year: 2003

Curator: Saskia Bos

Courtesy: The artist, the city of Ostbevern

Photo: Apolonija Šušteršič

Sculpture/street shop box placed into the local market; productive land; conceptual plan for the development of the unit.

Prototype for Self-Employed Economic Unit was developed as a support structure to create a new job in the Warendorf region, Germany, for unemployed women in their fifties. It is known that this age group has the most difficulties finding a job. The structure is composed of: a) sculpture/street shop box placed into the local market; b) productive land; and c) a conceptual plan for the development of the unit. The business proposal is based on the use of the land and sale of the products produced from the land at the local market.

The women would take care of the land, as well as produce and sell the product.

The Street Shop Box is designed as a transformable object, which can change from a Public Sculpture on non-working days, into a Market Stand on working days.