Introduction: Still Valid Tickets - a Real Life P2p Network

An art concept to recapture public spaces, restricted by admission prices. What about building a bracket system, where we can share our bought tickets for the underground, museums or parking spaces. So we all would have to pay less. This extends our possibilities in public space. The idea is simple: after using your ticket, stick it to a bracket instead of throwing it to the refuse bin. If you have to buy a ticket, instead, take the ticket, archived by someone else.

Step 1: Brackets Are the "servers"

These selfmade brackets could be attached to every ticket selling automat. They hold someone's used ticket, which is still valid. Take it!

Step 2: Examples Where to Attach

Here are some examples, where this network could be used to share tickets.

Step 3: Building Instructions Overview

Here's where to order the stuff to produce the brackets. Total cost is about 0.65 Euro per piece.

The brackets are the servers of this person-to-person (P2P) network. Everyone could build them easily in large amounts and distribute them to the automates. You need brackets, labels, templates to print and some double sided tape. Read, where we ordered, download our template and see how to assemble them.

Step 4: Order the Brackets

Brackets are avaible at:

Premium Werbemittel (you must be self-employed, 0.52 Euro/piece, prod.ID 7044)

OR: Werbemittel Ellmenreich (0.54 Euro/piece +13 Euro basic costs, send them an e-mail and attach picture of the black and yellow brackets below)

OR: Berliner Werbemittel (0,56 Euro/piece +17 Euro basic costs, send them an e-mail and attach picture of the black and yellow brackets below)

These are only german shops :-(
So, if you know where to order the same stuff in other countries, please collaborate.

Step 5: Order the Labels

Next we ordered these labels for laser printers at Endisch Etiketten (size 82 x 32 mm, 18 Euro/800 labels, search for the product ID 64082328).

Step 6: Download the Label Template (pdf)

Print them to the labels at your local copy shop. They are avaible in different languages.

Step 7: Mount the Brackets

First attach some double sided tape and then the labels.

Step 8: Attach Them to the Automates

...And stick an old ticket to them(e.g. from the garbage).

This will make people belief that the system works.