Common Ground

Common Ground is a sidewalk feature powered by curiosity and empathy between strangers.

Common Ground is a sidewalk installation consisting of pairs of seats and floor panels which activate special features when stepped on simultaneously by two strangers. The concept is designed to adapt to any urban environment and to delight participants with surprises ranging from light and water to sound and motion. By requiring coordination between strangers and rewarding them with mutual discovery, Common Ground builds empathy and community in our shared public space.

To see past iterations of Common Ground, please visit www.cloud-arch.com

Prototypers: Derek Ouyang, Brian Carilli, Adam Genecov, Alice Eamsherangkoon, Adrian Harrison, Courtney Urbancsik, Alejandro Poler, Junha Hwang, Haobo Hu, Michael Byun, Celine Simone