DATE & LOCATION: December 2008, Collins Street near corner Elizabeth Street, Melbourne
INITIAL CONCEPT: Richard Bruch, Anga'aefonu Bain-Vete
PROJECT LEADERS: Richard Bruch
CREATIVE TEAM: Lyle Talbot, Angel Aleksov, Siale Bain-Vete, Charlotte King, Stu, Kelly Leviker, Pasha
FILM & PHOTOGRAPHY: Charlotte King, Pasha, Kelly Leviker, Lyle Talbot

Project Summary
‘Couch Sit’ was a deliberately provocative research project, asking the question - is non-consumer behaviour excluded from active street frontages, and if so, by what mechanisms?

11.00AM: We placed our red couch on the footpath of the Southern side of Collins Street, near the intersection with Elizabeth Street.

1.00PM: Bank Manager of HSBC confronts couch sitters (pictured).

3:00PM: Senior Constable Bothma of Victoria Police asks us to remove the couch from Collins Street.