Mobile Suicide Prevention Station Is Based On Street-food Stands

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Geneva-based architect Aurélie Monet Kasisi has made a mobile stand based on street-food carts to travel all around Switzerland as a promotional car for a suicide prevention organisation.

Mobile Stand by Aurélie Monet Kasisi

The stand for Quit Suicide is made from a framework of beech rods, containing wooden boxes utilised to accommodate drawers, cabinets, a cooler and a projector.

Mobile Stand by Aurélie Monet Kasisi

A canopy made with material recycled from boat sails protects the stand and its site visitors from the weather. Brass-tipped handles at 1 finish and two repurposed wheelchair wheels at the other enable it to be moved around like a wheelbarrow.

Mobile Stand by Aurélie Monet Kasisi

“The brief from Quit Suicide was for a multifunctional gadget that could effortlessly be transported in public spaces, so that Quit Suicide could carry out its different suicide prevention campaign actions all through diverse cities of Switzerland,” Kasisi informed Dezeen.


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“From an open-air cinema to a lemonade bar, it is a micro-social platform enabling diverse events to get area close to it: data dissemination, distribution of supplies, discussions, workshops, or film projections.”

Mobile Stand by Aurélie Monet Kasisi

The architect’s design and style was primarily based on street-food stalls and mobile units she had noticed on her travels to cities in Africa, South America and Asia.

“The mobile units typically utilized to serve food or sell different items host a modest collective expertise inside of the city,” she said. “That is precisely what I wanted the mobile stand to make in Swiss public spaces.”

Mobile Stand by Aurélie Monet Kasisi

“I admire the pragmatism and the ingenuity of these mobile units,” Kasisi continued. “Just as our mobile stand, they offer you price-successful and efficient remedies for urban installations that acceptable space in an ephemeral way.”

Mobile Stand by Aurélie Monet Kasisi The mobile stand below building

Kasisi and her staff sourced the components and created the stand in-residence. It is created to make use of basic resources and building tactics, so that any individual can consider it apart and place it back together using brass wing-nut fastenings.

Mobile Stand by Aurélie Monet Kasisi Gif exhibiting the building of the mobile stand

“It was crucial for us to develop a easy and low-tech development method that would not need sophisticated tools and capabilities,” she said. “The timber bars are just screwed collectively: a strategy that also allows easy mounting and dismounting of the entire framework.”

Mobile Stand by Aurélie Monet Kasisi Detail of joints used for the mobile stand

“We have also found and collected all the recycled objects needed: the piece of scrap-recycled sail to protect from the sun and the rain and the wheelchair wheels. But the brass fastenings give a treasured appear to the halved joints.”

Photography is by Dylan Perrenoud

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