RELAX - Have a seat - or lean, swing, even climb on.
We’ve created a playful outdoor stage just for you and your friends. Experience all the sights, sounds, tastes, and smells the neighborhood has to offer - from a different perspective. This place is primed and ready to be activated by the people, sun, and fog that will encounter it.
We’ve envisioned several methods of encouraging engagement - all based on core design principles. We’ve created a dynamic and different perspective on the streetscape by using soft materials to contrast the rest of Market Street, overlapping landscape and architecture, and being habitable by multiple people at the same time.
Oh, and by the way, all of this is created from recycled and re-used materials that will be returned to the recycle stream once the project is complete. This adds another chapter to the life of the materials used - in addition to existing as fleeting experiences surviving in the memories of the participants.
Our approach to community outreach is based on local sensory feedback. We envision having large scale mock-ups on site - encouraging interaction by the users that either live in or pass through this neighborhood each day. This methodology will allow us to gain not only feedback by interviewing and observing participation, but also to develop a sense of ownership by the neighborhood.
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to help with the overall festival.