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Emergency Service Workers Around the World Are Doing the “Tetris Challenge”

 

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There’s something so satisfying about organizing colorful objects into neat grids like a game of Tetris, but there’s a new trend among emergency service workers that playfully brings the 1980s video game to real life. The Tetris Challenge started on September 1, 2019, when Zurich police published an image on social media of two officers lying on the ground, surrounded by the contents of their car. The car, the crew, and each item is laid out in a geometric pattern and pictured from above. Since then, public services units from around the world have joined in, artistically photographing their work equipment (and even themselves) laid out in tidy rows.

The fun challenge gives a nod to knolling, a term coined in 1987 by a janitor named Andrew Kromelow who was working at Frank Gehry’s furniture studio. It involves organizing related objects and tools on the floor at right angles, allowing you to see every item clearly in a photograph. Today’s Tetris Challenge is a fun way to visualize the often chaotic nature of working in the emergency services in a visually satisfying, organized way.

From Switzerland to Taiwan, police, firemen, and paramedics are laying their equipment to take part in the online trend. Scroll down to check out some of the best Tetris Challenge compositions so far.

Emergency service workers from around the globe are taking part in the Tetris Challenge.

 

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It involves artistically photographing their work equipment (and even themselves) from above, laid out in tidy rows.

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