Using the public transport in Bratislava is a rather frustrating experience.
If you ask anybody who had experience using the transport services of the
city, they will have one or two negative memories to share. The problem lies in both the dysfunctional system and the attitude of people towards other travelers. The rides are overcrowded and often late, resulting buses and trams filled with hurrying and annoyed people. To solve the base problems of the Bratislava public transport was beyond the reach of the short workshop, however in my project I have attempted to change the attitude of my fellow traveler.
In order to highlight the problems regarding mutual respect and attention towards others I have created a simple intervention within the traveling system. I found out that many of the ticket vending machines planted around the city have empty slots for not yet created tickets. I have decided to use these empty slots for calling the attention of others. I came up with a design for “tolerant” tickets, which are a lot cheaper than any other ticket options, with one hook, you have to be tolerant towards others in order to be qualified to use that ticket. The tolerant tickets were planted in the machines across the city, so people could find them as forgotten, still valid tickets. The empty slots were marked with stickers with the cheap, fair ticket option.
This poster was created during the course Critic – Critical practice in Graphic Design at Department of Visual Communication at Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. Tutored by Katarna Balážiková. The course foucuses on practicing and developing individual or collaborative critical projects.