Commissioned by Bristol Green Capital 2015 as part of their Neighbourhood Arts Programme, inviting people to see “junk” in a fresh way by tapping into the shared experiences of play across different generations and cultures. It creates new invitations, pretexts, tools and spaces for social interaction, by starting with the very personal & then connecting up with neighbours and neighbourhoods. The project will work with lead local residents on a journey of social archaeology to rediscover and repurpose the playable gems hidden among the dusty piles of forgotten “junk” lurking in people’s attics, garages and sheds, shining a light on the latent social and cultural potential of these objects through the lens of collaborative play. These playable artefacts- from rusty bike wheels & old sledges to bent hoola-hoops, dusty console controllers and forgotten Furbies will be reborn through story-telling and active play.
- Lots of thought provoking conversation about our City!
- Prototyping more milk frother hacks for our buzzbot raceway workshops this weekend at Godiva
- A print hall so BIG you could easily fit a swimming pool (or two) in there!
- From disco bus stops to information posts that give off scents, and everything else in between…
- A smart bit of tech that challenges social exclusion – now you’re talking our language!