Hyde architects
Bodies in Urban Spaces

Bodies in Urban Spaces @ Studio Hyde + Hyde

Whilst busily working away in our studio we were surprised to see numerous bodies piling up outside our window – filling the structural openings with a blur of crunched up figures and colour.

It was of course the temporary intervention that is ‘Bodies in Urban Spaces’.

The intention of this exciting event is to point out the functional structure of urban space and to uncover the restricted movement of possibilities and behaviour – as well as rules and limitations of our urban environment.

By placing the bodies in selected spots the interventions provoke a thinking process and often produce a mix of irritation and delight.

What’s so successful about this project is that it prompts residents, occupants and passers-by to reflect on their urban surroundings and their own movement behaviour and habits.

“Bodies in urban spaces” invites the residents to walk their own city thus establishing a stronger relationship to their neighbourhood, district and town.

The interventions are temporarily without leaving any traces behind apart from a memory.

More information on Willi Dorner’s internationally renowned Bodies in Urban Spaces can be found at Adain Avion and Taliesin Arts centre. Some great images of the exhibition can also be seen at Designboom.



  1. Eugene Travers Jones 03/07/12

    excellent, refreshing and something we could benefit seeing more of throughout Wales !