Populley is a suspended installation that consists of smiling populleys, which are connected to eachPopulley is a suspended installation that consists of smiling populleys, which are connected to each other by wires and pulleys. The name is derived from the latin word ‘populus’, which means population, and ‘pulley’, which refers to the mechanics and motion. When you walk around in the installation you are surrounded by the populleys who make you feel like you are not alone and invite you to play with them.
With the populley environment we want to encourage children to leave their room and give them a place where they are able to play and have fun.
Children can create and adapt the environment by being physically active, thus stimulating physical activity such as walking around in our installation, stretching, crouching, pulling and pushing.
The entire environment is created out of a suspended aluminium construction (which is rather open), the populleys and their sounds that are all around the users.