Monday, 13 June 2011

Activity prototyping is under way

After three creative workshops we've made a decision as to what we'll be doing with visitors at the Steam and Vintage Fairs. After much discussion and testing we've decided that encouraging visitors to take part in making a canopy will create lots of opportunities for discussion. We'll be going right back to basics by asking visitors to create cords and infill panels. These will be suspended to create a canopy which grows over the festival weekend.

There'll be lots to talk about: tension and compression, material properties, strong shapes... We'll also have some demonstrations to illustrate interesting points.

Now all we need to do is get testing different types of cord manufacturing: from a basic crochet chain to French knitting to Lucet cording. If you want to help out with testing, then do get in touch!

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