Air Your Laundry

3 (7) 2 (8) 1 (6)Air Your Laundry, Bristol (United Kingdom) 2014

University of the West of England

The brief for this live project was to create an art based intervention that will change peoples negative perceptions of a key public space in the centre of Bristol known as the Bear Pit. The following components were developed as key requirements for the chosen design:

Playful – Encourage urban interaction

Flexible – Demountable and multifunctional

Innovative and Sustainable – look to use reclaimed materials and locally sourced materials

Affordable – come within the £1,000 research budget

Inclusive – Be appropriate for all members of the community and contribute towards helping members of the community most in need

The chosen proposal, “Air Your Laundry” is a one day event which will create a hive of activity and interaction. Passers by will be invited to purchase an item hanging from the structure for a donation that they see fit. These donations will then go to the charity “Shelter”, a charity that helps homeless people in need, a demographic of particular relevance to the Bear Pit.

Client: Members of the Community around Bear Pit

Students: Patrick Fallon, James Eyres, James Bryan, Abz Randera, Kshitija Mruthyunjaya

Research Question: How to create an art based intervention that will change peoples negative perceptions of a key public space in the centre of Bristol known as the Bear Pit.

Link: Hands on Bristol

 


Self-funded, Initiated by institution, 0-10, Curricular, Months, Propositional, Urban Design, Postgraduate, Students with tutor, Architecture, Bristol, West of England Univ.