Commissioned for the exhibition Commoning Kits at Form/Design Center in Malmö, Sege Market is a speculative intervention for the ongoing urban development Sege Park.
Sege Market takes its cues from current models of collaborative consumption, where objects and experiences are sold, exchanged or shared through informal networks. Where we all are consumers, producers as well as merchants. The project is conceived as an open game board framed by a post and lintel structure. It consists of a floor divided by a 3 x 3-meter grid, protected by a tall ceiling supported by columns. Together, the floor and the columns define sixteen bookable spaces in which goods – from food, to furniture, to vehicles – can be shown and change owners. Three larger, movable objects populate the game board permanently: A foldable bar, a seating platform and a ladder. The design of Sege Market departs from the amazing experience that results from an agglomeration of wildly different objects and activities. It sets up links between traditional city market stands, found all over Malmö, and internet based sharing services.