The goal of this project was to craft an interactive award/ installation for empowering the public and fight against bureau-crazy occurrences.

This idea originates from the Dutch saying ‘van het kastje naar de muur gestuurd worden’ (literally: going from cabinet to wall). What it means is going back and forward in a fruitless manner, going from pillar to post while occasioning much frustration in the process. Adding to the frustration is that such bureaucratic processes often lack tangible means to improve and visualize such a situation and a clear party one can blame.

To address this, using and exploring (visual) digital fabrication techniques, the envisioned interactive design of Bureau crazy was meant to physicalize such frustrating processes, allowing the public to have a tangible way to clarify such situation or at least have means to direct their frustration.