On 1 February, year one students of architecture and interior architecture at Oxford Brookes School of Architecture held an inaugural Lantern Festival in Warneford Meadow. Inspired by the lantern festivals held by students at the Bauhaus school of art in Germany between the wars, lanterns were made and an event in the meadow planned. Neighbours in the adjacent hospitals, houses, golf club and care homes were invited and there was also a good turn-out of other students from Oxford Brookes University. This gave us the opportunity to learn more about Warneford Meadow and the people who use it.
The event was designed to start with a giant game of “infection” where one’s lantern was lit after meeting someone with an already lit lantern. As the meadow became illuminated this transformed into a game of “snake” with everyone walking through the meadow, joining the procession.
Participants: Local residents, hospital / care home staff and patients, golfers, students from Oxford Brookes University
Tutors: Jane Anderson, Rob Houmøller, Colin Smith, Emu Masuyama, Orestes Chouchoulas, Merce Rodrigo Garcia.
Students: Aman Aman, Simi Abidakun, Victoria Adegoke, Yakout Ajana, Evan Asplin, Esther Attrup, Jack Barnes, Evelina Baronaite, Baryden Barrett, Laura Beal, Sofiya Belousova, Sabrina Benalcazar, Naomi Billing, Scott Blacker, Jessica Bouwer, Freddie Broadhurst, Lycy Browne-O’Sullivan, Andrew Chard, Olivia Chester, Rachana Cycum, Tu-Ann Dao, Diana Daoud, Emil Day, Celia De Villiers, Kimberley Francis, Charlotte Fraser, Serena Frisby, Maitreyi Gogate, Ryan Gormley, Georgina Hale, Joe Hazelwood-Horner, Hennie Heiss-Schoyen, Maisie Hermon, Luke Hughes, Ji Young Hwang, Jessica Illacuci Edghill, Winnie Ip, Natasha Jiwa, Alastair Johnson, Theo Jones, Alice Kaiser, Sem Karahan, David Kay, Natthakit Khowkittipaiboon, Matt Kidd, Amber King, Sean King, Oliver Kleinfeld, Egil Kobberstad, Cornelia L’Orange, Harry Lewis, Victor Linden, Abby Liu, John Llewellyn, Ilaria Lombardini, Alex Manko, Thomas Marrier D’Unienville, Stephanie McMahon, Eman Mehdi, Joe Murray, Catriona Musoko, Ubada Muti, Nabi Shah, Fleur Netley, Rebecca Olley, Jonathan Pais. Alexander Palmer, Xheremi Panariti, Hanna Parr, Verity Parson, Miranda Pearson, Kavita Perry, Olivio Pfeil, Yin Tung Poon, Sarah Potter, Lola Pressley, Gulay Pugh, James Pulman, Dylan Radcliffe-Brown, Dominic Ramli-Davies, Tegen Ramsey, Frida Randen, Isis Reid, Pierre Rescourio, Jenna Revell, Jacob Riman, Ellie-Athanasia Rimikis, Polly Robertson, Matthew Rogers, Kirlon Snachez, Yasutaka Sasaki, Vilde Schirmer-Nilsen, Maya Shankla, Nicholas Sheum, Iara Silva, Geargina Stabler, Caroline Stimpson, Ilia Stringari, Jia Pei Tan, Natasha Taylor, Cai Thomas, Rosie Tillotson, Isik Tlabar, Phot Tongsuthi, Constance Tso, Catherine Turner, Jacob Valvis, Emma Vaux, Sai Vijay Kumar, Jayone Virdi, Jessica Wandless, Hester Ward, Freya Wastie, Chris Waters, Alex Wheeler, James Whitty. Rikke Winther, Nimrod Wong, Edward Yeo, Marjorie Yeo, Nathan Young, Karolien Yperman, Lili Zarzycki, Rosanna Ziccheri, Jay Quayle, Fartun Jimale, Sam Calder, Ollie Taylor, Ed Campbell, Savizeh Eslami, Aaron Harwood, Hongjiang Lang, Lisa Oforji, Kirlon Sanchez, Sania Sohail.
Research Question: Can a participatory and design event be used as a form of site analysis?