[ action stations ] Live With The Conversation Chair

the chair

It’s always a bit of a nervous adventure going into new [sameness] projects

You can never be too sure how a project will go until it’s gone, and with initiatives based on people stepping outside the normal lines of life, the magic is always in the moments.

The newest [sameness] project – The Conversation Chair – has been live at two venues in Dubai, The Shelter and The Archive, and has been all about facilitating some amazing moments of [sameness].
We can confirm that it has been awesome to the power of 10 (that is a lot of awesome.)

The Conversation Chair is exactly what it sounds like – a chair where people can pause their rush for a little bit, sit and have a conversation, with their partner in chit chat generally being a stranger, and conversation starters floating above them on the balloons.
As well as being a funky little installation in the everyday environment The Conversation Chair has been the space for some amazing moments as people have sat, talked and erased all kinds of lines.

Keep an eye on the [sameness] projects social media for The Conversation Chair video, which will be making its way onto the internet machine soon…

Here are a few snaps from the Shelter and the Archive capturing some moments of [sameness] through the power of a chair, some balloons, chit chat, and brave conversationalists – check out our facebook page for more pics…


One of the longest conversations of the evening (above) was between a Dubai-based mechanic from England and a Saudi Arabian artist whose work was being exhibited that night. We’re not going to assume they never would have talked outside of the chair, but being able to facilitate a moment where they could sit down as strangers and walk away as friends was pretty cool.


TCC montage(archive)
Warm weather, greenery, a lazy Saturday afternoon and conversations in the sunshine.

TCC montage(archive2)


  1. Beck barrass says:

    I had the fortunate opportunity of being apart of this venture 2 weeks ago & it really impacted me. Not only is the concept unique, but really makes you think about how many ‘strangers’ do we really stop to get to know on a personal & intimate basis? Everyone has a busy life to lead. So the Conversation Chair was inhibited grounds on which to truly open your life to someone- that you may never meet again, or maybe you will? It could be as light hearted as you wanted or deep & intriguing. Pick a balloon or chose your own quirky question! Have a laugh, have a think, be intrigued, give it a go!!


  1. […] week and fell in love with their concept of promoting “moments of sameness”. Check them out at http://thesamenessproject.com/2013/03/20/action-stations/. Love the conversation chair idea! This is one way for sure we may be able to break out of the […]

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