Posted October 27th 2011 at 11:30 am by
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International Pop-Up Chairs in Toronto, Oneonta, Philadelphia, New York City, Boston and New Orleans

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Stayed Out Too Late in Toronto4_small This posters asks, “What could Toronto do with more street chairs?” The Stayed Out Too Late Chair from Berlin is hanging in between a laundromat and convenience store in the Bellwoods Park neighborhood of Toronto. Installation and photos by Chiara Camponeschi

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International Pop-Up Chairs in Toronto, Philadelphia, Oneonta, New York City, and New Orleans

The Arguing Couple Chairs from New Delhi, India are at The Green Earth health food store at 4 Market Street in Oneonta, New York. “You can’t see it, but the comment on the poster says, ‘Next?’, as if they were chairs in a waiting room,” said Dorothy Bloom, who installed the photo. “Oneonta’s population is only 13,000, but it’s the urban center for quite a large rural population. It has everything a city has, including an orchestra.” Installation and photos by Dorothy Bloom and the staff at The Green Earth.

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Ate too Much in Philly1_small The Ate too Much Chair from Cambridge can be found near Liberty Land’s Park on 200 W. Laurel Street in Philadelphia. Installation and photos by Rebecca Sherman

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NYC Bus Stop 1_smallThe Risk-Taking Chair from Barcelona did not last long on the wall of this glass bus stop  at 117th Street and Amsterdam in New York City.  We know that someone saw it because CoLab Radio received an inquiry from a Columbia student who was at this stop and has collected twenty-five street chair photos herself. Installation and photo by Steve Wood and Maressa Takahashi

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International Pop-Up Chairs in Toronto, Philadelphia, Oneonta, New York City, and New Orleans

The Musical Chairs from Denver, Colorado are at City Feed and Supply, 66a Boylston Street in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. The comment on the poster says “You got the music in you”. The staff at City Feed were thrilled to have the poster. “I asked for some tape to hang it on the wall outside the store, but the store manager cleared their bulletin board so they could keep it inside,” said photo installer Alexa Mills. Installation and photo by Alexa Mills and the staff at City Feed.

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Bayou Road 2_small The Saint Rose of Lima Church stands tall at the corner of Bayou Road and Broad Street in New Orleans. Chairs on a Hot Tin Roof from Mumbai are hung on the boarded up doors of this church, which is no longer in use. Installation and photos by Jeff Schwartz

This post is part of the International Street Chair Pop-Up Show.

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