Along with Askhat we decided we would provide a space that people can interpret, not just where they have pre-programmed stereotypal apparata of representation-bound parks. A limited budget and the rug-beating hanger in front of our office placed in a middle of coop housing in Warsaw, drove us towards the idea of a frame to which people can attach their things: hammocks, swings, ropes, planks of wood, etc. The location called for large scale in height, so the installation would attract people living in the entire neighborhood, not only the inhabitants of the surrounding buildings. The colours chosen came from the bi-colored Kazach flag, a set of blue and yellow that everybody there would find familiar. This was also motivated by our question marks: would people want and know how to use our installation, how not to damage it, how to treat it as their own?
Paralelly to enisaging the installation within a triangular part of the lot, we were asked to plan the entire space, again, taking under consideration a very limited budget. Our observation was that in harsh conditions of continental climate of the steppe, people choose shadowed spaces during hot summers in order to relax sitting under trees and playing chess, one of the favorite passe-temps in Kazachstan. We decided to mimic that sort of feeling of using informal spaces by planting local trees and adding simple benches. The budget allowed for black asphalt that became a perfect background for chalk drawings and class-games for children. The day of the opening planned with help of activists from Almaty-based festival ArtbatFest proved that people needed this sort of space and that our approach made sense- all ages found their space for activity there.